Columnists Mark Shields and Michael Gerson weigh the news of the week, including President Barack Obama's approach on the economy, his decision to lift restrictions on stem cell research funding, and more.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Obama has signed a $410 billion spending bill that will keep the federal government running through September, despite the fact that the bill contains the kind of earmarks he decried on the campaign trail.
Kwame Holman recaps the day's economic news, including President Barack Obama's new campaign against wasteful government spending and reactions to a plan for massive new spending on the economy.
In Wednesday's other news, the House approved a $400 billion spending bill for the current fiscal year and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the government will miss a 2012 deadline for screening freight for radiological and nuclear material.
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…
The House of Representatives on Thursday began debating a supplemental spending bill that would require U.S. troops to leave Iraq by September 2008. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.) debate the funding measure and its potential impact…
By PBS NewsHour
Congress approved a giant $373 billion federal spending bill Thursday for fiscal year 2004 that had been delayed for months by lawmakers concerned with issues ranging from overtime rules to food labeling.
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