The Obama administration plans to send some Guantanamo Bay detainees to an underused prison in rural Illinois. Republican lawmakers denounced the plan, while local residents anticipate an economic boom.
By Dave Gustafson
In a White House meeting with the executives of the nation's largest banks, President Obama called on financial institutions to step up efforts to revive the U.S. economy after they received "extraordinary" financial assistance.
By Maureen Hoch
Citigroup announced Monday that it will repay $20 billion in taxpayer money, becoming the last of the major Wall Street banks to exit the government-funded bailout program.
President Obama asked the leaders of top U.S. banks on Monday to assume a larger role in helping the economy to recover. Kwame Holman reports and then Judy Woodruff speaks with presidential senior adviser Valerie Jarrett for more details.
By Carolyn O'Hara
As CEOs, labor leaders, and economists gather at the White House Thursday to discuss how to accelerate U.S. job creation, their challenge is tackling double-digit unemployment while keeping the deficit under control.
In other news, Ben Bernanke defended his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman before Congress on Thursday, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested using money left over from the Wall Street bailout to create more jobs.
Ahead of President Barack Obama's address to the nation, Gwen Ifill speaks with policymakers to gauge reaction to the president's Afghanistan strategy that calls for deploying 30,000 additional troops.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks go over the week's headlines, including President Obama's upcoming Afghanistan announcement and his promise to curb carbon U.S. carbon emissions.
In other news, a U.K. inquiry revealed that the U.S. focused on Iraq just hours after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the United Nations expressed frustration with Iran over its refusal to export its uranium for enrichment.
The U.S. Army says one of its own soldiers, a military psychiatrist, carried out a shooting rampage Thursday afternoon in Fort Hood, Texas, that left at least 12 people dead and injured 31 others.
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