President Obama and his Democratic Party have declined considerably in popularity in the year since he took office, weighed down by public discontent over the economy and the health care debate in Congress, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order immediate closure of shipping locks near Chicago to prevent Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes. The court rejected a request by Michigan for a preliminary injunction to close the locks temporarily while a long-term solution is sought to the threatened invasion by the ravenous fish.
This weekend, Democrats are struggling to hang on to a seat held by Mr. Kennedy for 46 years in one of the most enthusiastically Democratic states in the country. Conservatives are enjoying a grass-roots resurgence, and Republicans are talking about taking back the House in November.
Senate banking negotiators are discussing plans that could significantly weaken - or even jettison - President Barack Obama's proposed independent consumer finance agency.
President Obama's proposed bank tax will not damage the economy and is a fair way to reimburse taxpayers for the Wall Street bailout, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC.
Striving to close the deal on health care, President Barack Obama planned a trip to Capitol Hill on Thursday to urge rank-and-file House Democrats to yield on key issues still standing in the way.
Should someone in Idaho or Nevada have significantly different health care coverage from someone in Massachusetts? That, essentially, is one of the biggest questions Congress will be wrestling with as it tries to meld House and Senate bills into a single law to revamp the nation’s health care system.
Health care reform is "hanging on by a thread," and one or two votes could determine the outcome of the heavily-debated bill, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd told CNBC Monday.
Tax inspectors had already been increasing their focus on multinational businesses, specifically taking aim at an arcane area of international accounting called transfer pricing. Such scrutiny is intensifying, according to tax experts, as governments seek ways to close their growing budget deficits.
A group of investors in Allen Stanford's alleged Ponzi scheme are demanding a powerful Texas congressman give them the same kind of support he showed Stanford when regulators shut down the alleged scam in February.
New York State’s courts are closing the year with 4.7 million cases — the highest tally ever — and new statistics suggest that courtrooms are now seeing the delayed result of the country’s economic collapse. The New York Times reports.
A federal judge has denied an emergency request by attorneys for indicted billionaire Allen Stanford to free their client on bail.
The nuclear power industry is about to get a big boost. In the next few days, the Energy Department plans to announce the first of $18.5 billion in loan guarantees for building new reactors.
In Nevada and other states hit hard by the housing crisis, stripping fixtures and appliances from homes in foreclosure has become commonplace. Craigslist, the Web site for classified ads, functions as a bazaar where stripped items are sold openly.
With so much focus on job creation, there is a huge elephant in the Recovery Act room: fraud and waste. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, organizations lose seven percent of annual revenues to fraud. If you apply that metric to the Recovery Act, that's $55 billion dollars.
Our health care system suffers from soaring costs and uneven quality. For health reform to be a success, it needs to make major progress on those problems. Here's a guide to the coming negotiations between the House and Senate aimed at closing the gaps between their two versions of reform legislation.
Attorneys for accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford—who has been in custody without bail since his indictment in June—say their client is in danger of a "complete nervous breakdown," so they are again asking a federal judge to let him go free on bail.
The New York Times reports on some of the hidden compromises in the final version of the Senate's health care reform bill.
A federal judge has found accused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford and three co-defendants in contempt of court in a dispute over their legal fees.
The Supreme Court says it will decide how much privacy workers have when they send text messages from company accounts.