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Political chatter shows no hint of bipartisan intent updated: Sun Sep 25 2011 16:46:00

If the political chatter out of Washington on Sunday is any indication, the prospects for Congress reaching a major deficit reduction deal this year appear grim.

Pawlenty drops out of presidential raceupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 05:47:00

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty abandoned his bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday after a disappointing finish in the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa.

Can the U.S. still compete?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 17:06:00

President Obama promises to focus his State of the Union tonight on one of the most important domestic questions we have faced in years. Whether he will succeed in moving the nation forward will depend not only on his own leadership but on the willingness of others -- the left, the right and the media -- to put the country first.

End of the filibuster?updated: Tue Jan 25 2011 06:16:00

Senate Democrats explore the idea of ending or changing the filibuster. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.

Aides: Senate leaders close to pact on filibuster reformupdated: Tue Jan 25 2011 06:16:00

Top Democratic and Republican senators, negotiating proposed reforms of the use of filibusters and other legislative stalling tactics, are close to an agreement on modest changes to curb the practices but not eliminate them altogether, two Senate aides said.

Senate leaders unchanged; House to choose Wednesdayupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 16:49:00

The top Democratic and Republican Senate leadership will remain the same for the incoming 112th Congress.

Fed student loan plan fair?updated: Mon Mar 29 2010 07:50:00

CNN's Candy Crowley asks Sens. Lamar Alexander and Barbara Mikulski how Obama's student loan plan ties to health care.

FSB: Small business tax hacksupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 11:47:00

Two bills introduced on Capitol Hill in July aim to revise the tax code and get more money flowing into small business coffers.

Van Jones controversyupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 18:25:00

An administration official fuels controversy for links to 9/11 conspiracy theories. CNN's Mary Snow reports.

Jones' resignation puts focus on criticism of Obama's 'czars'updated: Mon Sep 07 2009 18:25:00

As one so-called White House czar resigned over the weekend, President Obama announced the appointment of another one Monday, much to the frustration of Republican critics.

Second stimulus not 'in the cards' right now, Pelosi saysupdated: Thu Mar 12 2009 13:12:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday there are no immediate plans for a second stimulus package, but she didn't rule out the possibility of having one in the future.

House Dems say no new stimulus in the worksupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 21:53:00

House Democratic aides denied Wednesday that work is already underway on a second stimulus package.

CNNMoney: Stimulus: Senate's housing hopesupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 10:56:00

As the economic stimulus package moves to the Senate, the drumbeat is growing louder for new provisions that directly address the housing crisis.

CNNMoney: Bickering slows energy relief billupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 09:10:00

Congress appears unlikely to pass energy legislation before leaving this week for its August recess -- even though polls show Americans are worrying more about record high gas prices than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Senate Democrats look for GOP backing of pullout plansupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 08:15:00

Senate Democratic leaders are revising proposals to end the Iraq war in hopes that a compromise with wavering Republicans can be found, Democratic leadership sources said Friday.

Hard numbers on troop cutsupdated: Mon Sep 17 2007 08:15:00

CNN's Jamie McIntyre examines President Bush's speech calling for some troops to leave Iraq and citing 'surge' success.

Lott succeeds in leadership comeback updated: Wed Nov 15 2006 09:44:00

Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, ousted from the top Senate Republican leadership job four years ago because of remarks considered racially insensitive, won election to the No. 2 post Wednesday for the minority GOP in the next Congress.

No ... Teenager Left Behind? updated: Mon Jan 24 2005 13:15:00

If only it were still 2001.

Bush rallies Hill Republicansupdated: Thu May 20 2004 14:05:00

Amid GOP hand-wringing about slumping approval ratings, President Bush sought to rev up congressional Republicans at a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Fortune: What If Bush Stumbles?updated: Mon Mar 29 1999 00:01:00

George W. Bush is the Republican Party's bright light, the governor of a big state, and the heir to a political tradition. He looks great on magazine covers, but the presidency isn't won on paper, ...

Fortune: The Money Chase It's as venal as this: The presidential candidates who raise the most money get the nomination. So forget the poupdated: Mon Sep 07 1998 00:01:00

Any Democrat running for President needs to be Terry McAuliffe's best friend. Vice President Al Gore flew through a snowstorm last year to attend McAuliffe's 40th birthday party. On the grip-'n'-gr...

Fortune: Presidential Doubtfulsupdated: Mon Jun 22 1998 00:01:00

Sure, the words "President Bush" tumble easily from the lips. But the presidential election is 30 months away, and this particular Bush--George W., son of George H.W.--still hasn't won reelection a...


There were times when his campaign seemed hapless, even hopeless. At one rally his wife walked into a room and found only one person in the audience. Once he drove hours in an impossibly frigid New...


His opponents say he's two-faced. Or too fresh-faced. Or too obsessed with saving face. But there's one thing even they can't contest: Bill Clinton is no new face.

Fortune: POLITICS & POLICY CEOS PICK THEIR HORSES FOR 1996updated: Mon Apr 17 1995 00:01:00

Hey, Republicans! Still smarting from Dick Cheney's withdrawal from the 1996 presidential race? Get over it. A bevy of top business brass has already cast ballots elsewhere.

Fortune: THE BUSH CABINET GETS ON BOARDupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

Bush Administration honchos -- particularly women -- are high on the list of those corporations looking to fill board seats. No small irony that, given the ex-President's popularity among female vo...

Fortune: How to attain a negative GNP, the judges hang tough, workers and their companions, and other matters. THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE MIupdated: Mon Jun 15 1992 00:01:00

How integrated are American schools? In particular, how many black children attend schools that might reasonably be viewed as integrated? These seem like sensible questions to ask, since the effort...

Fortune: WHERE WE GO FROM HERE At FORTUNE's Education Summit, executives, politicians, and educators agreed on how to fix America's schooupdated: Mon Oct 21 1991 00:01:00

IT IS THE BEST of times and the worst of times for America's schools. Best, because after years of talking about it, the nation's political leaders finally seem dedicated to radical reform. In Apri...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

LAMAR ALEXANDER, 51, U.S. Secretary of Education, on the fall to the lowest level since 1983 in composite SAT scores for college-bound U.S. high school students: ''The simple fact is that even our ...

Fortune: ONWARD AND DOWNWARD WITH ''DIVERSITY'' New hope for the Klan, a case for putting on weight, a weird job application, and other mupdated: Mon May 20 1991 00:01:00

The politics of the campus never fail to amaze these days. We use the term ''campus'' a bit warily here, for older collegians tend to associate that term with ivy-covered walls and slate walks cris...

Fortune: A HEAD-OF-THE-CLASS APPOINTMENTupdated: Mon Jan 14 1991 00:01:00

Finally, some good news from the Department of Education: the nomination of Lamar Alexander, 50, as Secretary. The president of the University of Tennessee replaces Lauro F. Cavazos, whose two non-...

Fortune: THE EDUCATION CRISIS: WHAT BUSINESS CAN DO Now that they have restructured their own companies, some executives want to restructupdated: Mon Jul 04 1988 00:01:00

AS A MAJOR contributor of tax dollars to public education, corporate America is getting a lousy return on its investment. Not only are schools today not preparing kids for jobs, they aren't even te...

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