WASHINGTON — A powerful House panel is coming to the aid of payday lenders, moving to delay Obama administration regulations aimed at cracking down on the much-criticized industry.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
Dozens of Republican House members have announced they will not run for reelection in the coming year, marking a 50-year high. Kwame Holman reports on who's retiring and what it may mean for Congress and the next president.
President Bush criticized Congress on Thursday for including thousands of earmarks -- small projects for which lawmakers target funds -- in its spending bills. Fiscal experts explain how Congress intends to use those earmarks and how they affect the overall…
Following revelations about the arrest of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, on a disorderly conduct charge, several key Republicans called for his resignation. A political writer from one of Idaho's largest newspapers explains the impact in his home state.
Lawmakers are battling over funding projects called earmarks that have been attached to bills. The NewsHour reports on a proposed deal that may allow them to move past these debates.
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