• Sen. Baucus Hopes to Wrap Health Bill on Thursday Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 12:39 PM ET

    The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Thursday he wanted to complete work on a sweeping health care bill by nightfall, opening the way for Democratic leaders to bring the historic legislation to the floors of both the House and Senate as early as mid-October.

  • Jobless Benefits Extension Hits Snag in Senate Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits in the 27 states with the highest jobless rates is being slowed by some lawmakers upset that their own states would be left out.

  • Financial Overhaul Bill Could Be Done By January: Dodd Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 3:36 PM ET

    Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn) told CNBC Wednesday that he hopes to get a bill on financial regulation reform to the Senate floor by January of next year.

  • Criticism Is Mounting Over Flood Premiums Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 10:44 AM ET
    House surrounded by floodwater

    Congress is preparing to extend the National Flood Insurance Program for another year, despite warnings that the program lacks adequate controls and may be shifting too much money to the insurance industry.

  • Commentary: Spending Stimulus to Track Stimulus Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 6:26 PM ET
    Stimulus Package

    Almost 10-million of stimulus money went toward revamping the Web site that monitors the spending. That's right. The government spending money on how it monitors how it spends money.

  • Former Democratic Fundraiser Sentenced to 24 Years Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 4:38 PM ET

    A federal judge has sentenced former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu (shoo) to more than 24 years in prison for violating campaign finance laws.

  • Testing the Dexterity of a Crisis Manager Monday, 28 Sep 2009 | 10:21 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    After stumbling in his transition from backstage player to out-front crisis manager, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has since quieted critics inside and outside the administration. But with the economy still hovering between recession and recovery, multiple tests of his judgment and political dexterity lie ahead.

  • Treasury officials and regulators are weighing a fresh round of bailouts for banks that were deemed too small or too risky to qualify for earlier aid.

  • Kneale: New Moore Film is a 'Vainglorious Bastard' Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 11:20 AM ET

    "I don't want to live in a country like that," he concludes at the end of two hours of ultra-liberal polemics and Wall Street bashing. To which I and a few colleagues cried out in instant unison: "So move!"

  • Is Your State on the List? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:32 AM ET

    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • House Bill Adds to Jobless Benefits in 27 States Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 8:23 AM ET

    With no end in sight to the country's job market woes, the House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.

  • House Panel Revising Obama's Consumer Watchdog Bill Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 12:22 AM ET
    Barney Frank

    Rep. Barney Frank is working on an alternative version to Obama administration legislation that would create a Consumer Financial Protection Agency as part of sweeping regulatory reform.

  • President Obama has stabilized his public standing in the effort to win passage of comprehensive health reform, but still confronts significant skepticism as Congress enters the decisive phase of legislative action.

  • Policy-makers are expected to discuss ways to pull back massive provisions of cash to the economy in a way that preserves the recovery while preventing inflation

  • Financial Reform May Be Further Muddled by Dodd Plan Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 2:48 PM ET

    As if Washington’s attempt to rewrite financial regulation wasn’t complicated enough, Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd is reportedly ready to propose a radically different structure for banking supervision.

  • President Barack Obama

    Touting resilience in hurting upstate New York, President Barack Obama said Monday that better economic days are coming thanks to innovation and some help from the government.

  • Kneale: Save ObamaCare — by Killing It Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 12:41 PM ET

    President Obama's health-care revolution is dying before it hits the House floor. Now killing Obamacare is key to saving any semblance of health-care reform.

  • Humana Investigated Over Health-Care Mailer Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Stethescope and money

    The government is investigating a major insurance company for allegedly trying to scare seniors about the health care overhaul in Congress.

  • House Moves to Extend Unemployment Benefits Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 6:10 AM ET
    Unemployment Line

    Despite predictions the Great Recession is running out of steam, the House is taking up emergency legislation this week to help the millions of Americans who see no immediate end to their economic miseries.

  • Iin light of evidence that some drug makers have gone to great lengths to turn scientific articles into marketing vehicles for their products, some influential medical editors are cracking down on industry-financed ghostwriting. And they are getting help from some members of Congress.

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