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Sep 8, 2011 at 3:42 PM PDT
In excerpts released by the White House ahead of the president's speech to a joint session of Congress, Obama said the U.S faces a weighty question: whether elected officials will meet their responsibilities the same way regular Americans do.
Jul 20, 2011 at 12:27 AM PDT
The House has 240 Republicans. But 38 have signed a pledge to oppose any debt ceiling increase unless it is accompanied by a constitutional amendment to balance the budget, which is politically unachievable.
Dec 16, 2010 at 9:20 PM PDT
Acting with uncommon speed, Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims of the worst recession in 80 years.
Aug 18, 2009 at 3:56 PM PDT
Frustrated liberals have a question for President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers: Isn't it time the other guys gave a little ground on health care? What's the point of a bipartisan bill, they ask, if we're making all the concessions?
Jul 22, 2009 at 6:00 PM PDT
Six months in office, President Barack Obama sought to rally support for sweeping health care legislation Wednesday night as Congress struggled to find agreement on a historic overhaul.
Jun 26, 2009 at 5:47 PM PDT
In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy.
Jun 26, 2009 at 2:08 PM PDT
The bill will "make our nation the world leader on clean energy jobs and technology," declared Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., who had negotiated deals with dozens of lawmakers in recent weeks to broaden the bill's support. Republicans called the measure a "job killer."
Jun 26, 2009 at 7:43 AM PDT
The House has set the stage for a historic vote on hotly contested legislation to combat global warming and overhaul U.S. energy policy.
Jan 28, 2009 at 4:37 PM PDT
In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill Wednesday night with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration's plan to revive a badly ailing economy.
Nov 7, 2008 at 4:28 PM PDT
Buyers returned to Wall Street Friday after two days of heavy losses, mindful of the economy's growing problems but attracted by stocks' lower prices. Analysts said the advance was to be expected as Wall Street experiences a rocky recovery from...
Jul 12, 2007 at 3:47 PM PDT
Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday, an unenthusiastic assessment followed quickly by a House vote to withdraw U.S. troops by spring.
May 25, 2007 at 4:59 PM PDT
President Bush signed a bill Friday to pay for military operations in Iraq after a bitter struggle with Democrats in Congress who sought unsuccessfully to tie the money to U.S. troop withdrawals.
May 24, 2007 at 4:10 PM PDT
Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress grudgingly approved fresh billions for the Iraq war Thursday night, minus the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto.
Mar 2, 2007 at 9:12 AM PDT
Democrats rewarded organized labor Thursday for helping them retake control of Congress, passing a House bill that would make it easier for workers to start unions against companies' wishes.