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Dodd Denounces Pace of Banking Overhaul
By: Sewell Chan, NYTimes.com
WASHINGTON â€” Executives at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase expressed misgivings on Thursday about the Obama administrationâ€™s new proposals to restrict the size and risk-taking of the countryâ€™s largest financial institutions.
Their comments, before the Senate Banking Committee, appeared to further complicate the challenge facing the panelâ€™s chairman, Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut. For…
DONATELLI: The GOP after MassachusettsBy: Frank Donatelli, Washingtontimes.com
Scott Brown’s historic win in Massachusetts scrambles the politi -cal picture for both parties. For Demo-crats, it means they will have far more dif- ficulty turning their momentary supermajority into a permanently larger federal establishment. For Republicans, it gives them a toehold on power in Washington, a seat at the policy table and an even greater…
Landrieu denies ‘purchase’ of voteBy: Jennifer Haberkorn, Washtingtontimes.com
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu on Thursday tried to quell critics who accused her of making a backroom deal to secure $300 million in Medicaid funding for Louisiana in the Senate’s health care reform bill.
“Nothing about this effort was secret. Nothing,” the Louisiana Democrat said in a floor speech in her most vigorous defense yet…
Unemployment Rate Falls in JanuaryBy: Troy McMullen, ABCNews.com
The nation’s employers reduced their payrolls by 20,000 during January, a government report showed, generating fresh anxiety about a labor market…
Tea Party Convention Plans National Organizing Strategy for ElectionsBy: Carl Cameron, FoxNews.com
NASHVILLE, TN – Fox News has learned Tea Party convention organizers plan a big news conference here Friday to propose the closest thing yet to a national organizing strategy for the upcoming 2010 midterm elections.
The first ever Tea Party Convention has attracted a sellout crowd of a thousand activists from as far away as…
Brown takes Senate seat with jobs bill on agendaBy: Jennifer Haberkorn, Washingtontimes.com
Republican Scott Brown on Thursday took over the Senate seat long held by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts as lawmakers…
Dems finagle $1.9T rise in debt capBy: Stephen Dinan, Washingtontimes.com
It took legislative acrobatics and some hard swallowing by Democrats, but Congress on Thursday sent President Obama a bill that raises…
House Votes to Hike Debt LimitBy: Chad Pergram, FoxNews.com
The House of Representatives Thursday voted to raise the debt limit by $1.9 trillion. That vote raises the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, a new high for the amount of debt the U.S. has ever carried.
As recently as 2001, the U.S. debt was only at $5.7 trillion. But exploded throughout the past decade after…
Productivity, Jobless Claims RiseBy: Luca Dileo and Sarah N. Lynch
The number of U.S. workers filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, indicating the labor market remains sluggish even as the economic recovery gains steam.
Labor Department data out Thursday also showed that U.S. productivity continued to surge in the fourth quarter of 2009 as a growing economy didn’t…
Border fence plagued by glitches, long delaysBy: Jaques Billeaud
PHOENIX â€” An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a â€œvirtual fenceâ€ of cameras, ground…