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That’s just what Congress appears to be saying to the American people with its over the top $500 million for the purchase of eight new airplanes that will shuttle them – senators and representatives - back and forth around the world.
Even as the Obama administration braces for another grim report about job losses on Friday, economists say that the president’s $787 billion stimulus package has helped blunt the downturn in limited but discernible ways.
Senator Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) is resigning, possibly making the announcement as early as Friday, according to NBC news.
Pressed by industry lobbyists, White House officials on Wednesday assured drug makers that the administration stood by a behind-the-scenes deal to block any Congressional effort to extract cost savings from them beyond an agreed-upon $80 billion.
Venturing back to a region reeling in deep unemployment, President Barack Obama's latest mission in Indiana is to show that the costly stimulus plan he lobbied for is producing tangible help — $2.4 billion in taxpayer grants to create electric cars and tens of thousands of jobs.
For the insurance industry, long an opponent of health care reform, it was a striking change: with a new administration coming to Washington, insurers agreed to abandon some of their most controversial practices, like denying coverage to applicants with pre-existing medical conditions.
Effectively managing the massive amounts of medical data generated within our health care system can literally mean the difference between life and death. It can also mean the difference between success and failure in stemming the rising costs of health care, writes guest blogger Janet Marchibroda, IBM's Chief Healthcare Officer.
Legislation to inject more money into the "cash-for-clunkers" program will pass the Senate before the start of a month-long recess at the end of this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday.
Nearly 1.5 million Americans will run out of unemployment benefits in the coming months. The White House is working with Congress to extend benefits and the unemployed most likely will get help. But at what cost? Will extending benefits help or hurt the overall economy and recovery? Here are two opposing views from our guest bloggers Tony Fratto and Julie Roginsky.
The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a Web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.
Booed, jeered and occasionally cheered in a raucous session with the public, a Democratic senator said Monday that other lawmakers can expect the same as they face voters on the divisive issue of overhauling health care.
So if you didn't make it to the dealer last week, have you missed your chance for the cash—and are you stuck with your clunker?
Frustrated with the pace of bipartisan talks, Democratic leaders on Monday promised to push a sweeping health care bill through the Senate whether they get Republican support or not.
The recession is starving the government of tax revenue, just as the president and Congress are piling a major expansion of health care and other programs on the nation's plate and struggling to find money to pay the tab.
The Obama administration wants to shame the mortgage industry into doing a better job of helping borrowers avoid losing their homes to foreclosure.
Andrew Hall, the trader behind Phibro, the energy trading arm of Citigroup, is quietly pushing for a "quiet divorce" from his parent company and has had preliminary talks with one possible suitor, The New York Times reports.
The House moved toward passing legislation Friday to rein in salaries and bonuses for executives on Wall Street, a day after it was disclosed that nine bailed-out banks awarded million-dollar-plus bonuses to thousands of its employees.
Tens of thousands of unsafe or decaying bridges carrying 100 million drivers a day must wait for repairs because states are spending stimulus money on spans that are already in good shape or on easier projects like repaving roads, an Associated Press analysis shows.
There is a lot about Wall Street pay to make the rest of us livid, or at least jealous. And now Congress seems poised to act on it. It might not hurt much, but neither will it do much good, says the NYT.
President Obama's frenetic push for a jampacked domestic agenda has sapped his popularity, diminishing his clout as Congress reaches a crucial stage of the debate on onverhauling the nation's health care system.