The Senate finance committee postponed Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner's confirmation hearing until next week after reports emerged of problems with Geithner's federal tax return payments. A Wall Street Journal reporter details the latest.
Along with Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton, the nominees for Secretary of Education and Secretary of Energy began their Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Ray Suarez reports on the process.
Sen. Hillary Clinton took questions on Iraq, Iran and other foreign policy issues in her confirmation hearing Tuesday. Analysts examine what she may face as the nation's top envoy.
Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton's Senate confirmation hearing began Tuesday, when she answered questions on a range of foreign policy issues. Clinton also defended herself against criticisms of conflicts of interest linked to foreign contributions to her husband's…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Nobel-prize winning physicist Steven Chu said at a hearing Tuesday that if he is confirmed as energy secretary, he plans to aggressively pursue policies to combat global warming.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President-elect Barack Obama made his case for a large-scale economic stimulus plan in a speech Thursday morning. Mr. Obama warned the recession could "linger for years" unless Congress pumps unprecedented sums into the weakened economy.
Every living U.S. president -- George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter -- came together at the White House on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Barack Obama. Historians mull the advice the former presidents may have…
President-elect Barack Obama's appointments for the nation's top intelligence jobs were met with skepticism by some members of Congress who expected candidates with more intelligence experience. Intelligence analysts mull the appointments.
President-elect Barack Obama met with party leaders on Capitol Hill Monday to discuss an economic stimulus package. Reports also emerged that he selected former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta to lead the CIA. Journalists discuss the latest news.
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