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  • The bill was was approved Tuesday by the House Financial Services Committee, which Frank chairs. The measure was approved in a 40-28 party-line vote.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    A new government health insurance plan sought by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats could coexist with private insurers without driving them out of business, an analysis by nonpartisan budget experts suggests.

  • Health Care Reform

    Healthcare reform is the hot topic in Washington these days as President Obama pushes for a bill he can sign this fall. Many analysts say something should be done to change the system while others say the system is not broken and even if it is, the Obama plan would not work. Here are two opposing views from our guest bloggers Tony Fratto and Julie Roginsky.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    The typical citizen watching from afar is left to wonder: What will health care reform mean for me, besides possibly higher taxes?

  • President Obama speaking during visit to Strasbourg, France

    The White House is being forced to acknowledge the wide gap between its once-upbeat predictions about the economy and today's bleak landscape.

  • Surgeons

    While the focus for the Democrats' bill is on healthcare, some analysts say the real goal could be to raise revenues for an ailing economy and redistribute income.

  • Healthcare coverage and the hastle of forms

    Just two days ago, the New York Times heralded on its front page “Health Care Bill Passes First Test on Capital Hill”, a title that belied the fact that the health care bill as currently structured has almost no likelihood of becoming law. Moderate Democrat Senators have no stomach for it, because their constituencies have no stomach for it.

  • Sonia Sotomayor, as nominee for US Supreme Court Justice.

    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor defended herself Tuesday against charges that her speeches and rulings show racial bias, telling a Senate panel vetting her nomination that critics had misunderstood her record.

  • Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Contrary to comments made this past weekend by Vice President Joe Biden, President Barack Obama says that the administration did not misread the economic downturn.

  • President Barack Obama

    The pace of the economic recovery heading into the fall—electric smooth or diesel rough—will determine whether Obama can prod Congress on the key features of his agenda with momentum or from a defensive crouch.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as top Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for the president's proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured.

  • Andrew Busch

    As the summer wears on and discontent grows, I expect calls will be louder and louder for additional stimulus from Congressional Democrats to put more Americans to work.

  • Republican Party

    The Republican party platform should be one line long: We will stay out of your pocketbook and out of your private life.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama's approval rating eased by five points this spring as Americans worried  about unemployment and the federal budget deficit, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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    The long-running and personal feud between Mr. Dugan and Ms. Bair is now helping to shape President Obama ’s attempt to revamp financial regulation aimed at preventing the regulatory lapses that contributed to the economic crisis.

  • Street crowd

    President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

  • Ben Bernanke

    Testifying before the House Budget Committee this week, Ben Bernanke said that when the time comes, the Fed will raise interest rates in order to stop inflation from building in the next recovery. He also asked for “fiscal balance” to sustain financial stability.

  • President Barack Obama

    President Obama couldn't let General Motors fail, but he won't concede he's taking over the company.

  • My initial thought on Arlen Specter jumping the GOP ship is Katy bar the door. This is just the latest indication of a lurch to the left in Washington. It does not bode well for investors, businesses and entrepreneurs.

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    The Obama administration Tuesday will unveil measures to address the role of second mortgages or other liens on properties that might be pressuring consumers and businesses.