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Obama and Netanyahu to meet next weekupdated: Wed May 26 2010 12:27:00

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next Tuesday, according to a White House official.

CNNMoney: Jobs and tax bill to cost $134 billionupdated: Sat May 22 2010 11:13:00

Congressional budget scorekeepers said that a grab-bag bill of spending and tax measures to be taken up this week would increase federal deficits by $134 billion over a decade.

State dinner for Mexico's presidentupdated: Thu May 20 2010 09:37:00

A look back at President Obama's state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Why no black female court nominee?updated: Mon May 17 2010 10:26:00

The nomination of Elena Kagan to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has caused quite a stir on the political left and right, as operatives on both sides try to ascertain exactly where she stands.

CNNMoney: House approves $6 billion 'cash for caulkers'updated: Thu May 06 2010 19:42:00

House lawmakers on Thursday approved a $6 billion measure that aims to provide rebates to homeowners who invest in energy efficiency improvements -- but not without a fight from Republicans.

Sen. Chris Dodd announces he won't seek re-electionupdated: Wed May 05 2010 11:59:00

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill, announced Wednesday that he will not seek a sixth term in November.

Dodd says he's doneupdated: Wed May 05 2010 11:59:00

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd announces he will not seek re-election.

GOP about to go online with 'Commitment to America'updated: Wed May 05 2010 08:12:00

Remember the 1994 "Contract with America" that propelled Republicans back into the majority of the House of Representatives with its author Newt Gingrich as their speaker?

Senate Democrats to push new immigration reform planupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 15:22:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other leading Democratic senators will formally unveil the outlines of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform late Thursday, CNN has learned.

Republicans allow vote on financial reform billupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 19:21:00

Republicans end their fillibuster on Wall Street reform but still disagree with Democrats over how to best protect consumers.

GOP ends filibuster blocking financial reform debateupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 19:21:00

Republicans ended their filibuster of Wall Street reforms Wednesday when the Senate agreed without a vote to begin debate on a financial regulations bill.

Obama: 'Little to fear'updated: Fri Apr 23 2010 07:38:00

President Obama sells his financial reform plan before Wall Street, saying its in everyone's best interest.

Obama: Wall Street, Washington share blameupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 07:38:00

President Obama on Thursday called on Wall Street to join him in efforts to reform the financial sector, telling an audience in Manhattan that the reforms he is proposing are not only in the best interest of the country, but would also benefit the financial sector.

Analysis: Obama's stronger role on Wall Street reformupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 08:34:00

President Obama appears to have learned one lesson from the bruising fight over health care reform.

The shadow market explainedupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:49:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin explains derivatives and the shadow market.

Senate panel approves Wall Street reform billupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:49:00

A Senate committee on Wednesday passed a proposal aimed at helping protect the economy from future meltdowns and taxpayers from more Wall Street bailouts.

McConnell: 'Get back to the table'updated: Mon Apr 19 2010 09:07:00

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses his problems with the current Wall Street reform bill.

Congress divided over financial reform billupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 09:07:00

Congress appeared headed for a major partisan showdown over financial regulation reform, with Senate Republicans reiterating their opposition Sunday to a bill that Democrats say will prevent another Wall Street meltdown like the one that precipitated the U.S. recession.

GOP senators united in opposition to financial reform billupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 20:06:00

As Democrats prepare to bring the contentious issue of financial reform to the Senate floor as early as next week, Republicans say they have enough votes to block the proposed bill unless changes are made.

First lady Obama arrives in Mexicoupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 23:36:00

Michelle Obama arrived in Mexico City at the start of her first solo official trip as first lady.

CNNMoney: Wall Street reform: Washington's next battleupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 11:32:00

With the health care fight and two weeks at home behind it, Congress is taking on proposals to reform Wall Street and prevent future financial collapses.

Replacing Justice Stevensupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 17:55:00

CNN's Supreme Court Producer Bill Mears on whether the process to replace Justice Stevens will be messy or partisan.

Democratic senators urge action now on Obama's judicial nomineesupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 17:55:00

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee lashed out at Senate Republicans on Tuesday for holding up confirmation votes on President Obama's judicial nominees.

Final piece of health reformupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 09:09:00

President Obama signs the final changes to health care reform into law.

Obama signs health care 'fixes' billupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 09:09:00

President Obama sealed a final victory on his signature domestic priority Tuesday, signing a sweeping package of changes to the newly enacted health care reform law.

U.S., Russia reach new arms control dealupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 12:38:00

The United States and Russia have reached "the most comprehensive arms control agreement in nearly two decades," President Obama said Friday.

New arms deal for U.S., Russiaupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 12:38:00

President Obama announces that the United States and Russia have reached a new arms deal.

House passes Senate's health care 'fixes' billupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 10:01:00

The House of Representatives passed a slightly altered health care "fixes" bill Thursday night, completing legislative action on President Obama's top domestic priority.

House passes health bill changesupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 10:01:00

The House passed the health care "fixes" bill Thursday to send the measure to President Barack Obama's desk.

House Democrats report increased threats since health care voteupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 10:25:00

Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday demanded Republicans join them in condemning a spate of threats and vandalism that has followed Sunday's vote on a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. health care system.

GOP will try to repeal billupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 08:48:00

Following the House Republican Conference, Rep. Mike Pence details how the GOP will work to repeal the health care bill.

Landmark health care overhaul bill heads to Obama's deskupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 11:33:00

President Obama will sign sweeping health care reform legislation into law at the White House on Tuesday, according to two Democratic officials familiar with the planning.

CNNMoney: Senate panel OKs Wall Street reformupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 17:53:00

A key banking panel took only minutes Monday to approve a sweeping regulatory reform measure aimed at warding off future collapses in the financial system.

Health care latest: Obama says House made 'the right vote'updated: Mon Mar 22 2010 16:57:00

The House on Sunday passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences between the Senate bill and the one it passed last year.

Happy with health reform?updated: Mon Mar 22 2010 15:09:00

CNN's John Zarrella asks Floridians how the health care bill is going to change their lives.

Health care reform now faces Senate challengeupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 15:09:00

Now that the House has passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package meant to reconcile differences between the House and Senate bills, the next step is for members of the Senate to sign off on those changes.

Obama's pitch to Democratsupdated: Sat Mar 20 2010 23:30:00

President Obama makes his final appeal for health care reform before Sunday's House vote.

Obama makes final case on Capitol Hill; Democrats ditch 'deem and pass'updated: Sat Mar 20 2010 23:30:00

President Obama made his final pitch for his prized piece of legislation -- health care reform -- on Capitol Hill on Saturday, and Democratic leaders decided to abandon a plan to avoid a direct vote on the Senate bill.

Rep. Bart Stupak still a 'no'updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 21:22:00

All signs are pointing to a Sunday vote on health care, but one Michigan Democrat remains in the "no" column.

Health care latest: Dems still chasing votesupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 21:22:00

The House is expected to vote Sunday on the health care bill passed by the Senate in December.

Obama targets insurers in final health care pushupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 20:05:00

President Obama made a final, urgent public plea for health care reform Friday, slamming private insurers and accusing his plan's opponents of spreading lies and distortions.

Obama: 'I need your help'updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 20:05:00

President Obama asks for supporters to go door-to-door to increase support for health reform.

Health reform's price tagupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 18:41:00

A House Democratic source tells CNN the Congressional Budget Office's possible estimates on the health care bill.

Democrats unveil $940 billion compromise health care planupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 18:41:00

Democratic congressional leaders unveiled a long-awaited $940 billion compromise health care plan Thursday, setting the stage for a final legislative showdown on President Obama's domestic priority.

Key liberal congressman flips to 'yes' on health care voteupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 10:33:00

Health care reform advocates inched closer to victory Wednesday as a high-profile liberal Democrat switched his position and announced his intention to vote for a sweeping $875 billion plan under consideration in the House of Representatives.

Obama risks being called 'The Undecider'updated: Thu Mar 18 2010 07:36:00

President Obama has had trouble sticking with his decisions. In several high-profile cases during his first year in the White House, there has been a pattern where the president takes a position on an important matter, feels the political heat for what he has said, and then backs off.

Fortune: Elizabeth Warren's warupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 14:11:00

Elizabeth Warren, who came to Washington in 2008 with the task of keeping tabs on the financial bailout, today faces the unthinkable: business as usual for the Wall Street firms whose dealings plunged the country into the most severe recession in almost 80 years.

Kucinich flip tweaks health care mathupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 14:03:00

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich's announcement Wednesday morning that he will support the Senate's health care legislation has reduced the bill's opponents in the House to 204, now 12 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.

House Democrat holdouts wrestle with health care voteupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 13:36:00

As a vote on health care nears, House Democratic leaders are trying to woo party holdouts still wrestling with their decision.

Freshman Dem still undecidedupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 13:36:00

Freshman Democrat John Boccieri talks to CNN's Dana Bash about his decision making process regarding health care.

Health care foes 11 votes shy of defeating billupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 19:00:00

Five more House Democrats said Tuesday that they will vote against Senate health care legislation, which puts opponents of reform just 11 votes shy of the 216 needed to prevent President Obama from scoring a major victory on his top domestic priority.

Health care puts House Democrats on the lineupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 11:49:00

House Democrats wary of the Senate health care bill find themselves in a quandary.

'Not the America I believe in'updated: Tue Mar 16 2010 11:49:00

President Obama campaigns for health care reform in Strongsville, Ohio.

Obama slams insurers, demands health care reformupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 08:17:00

The yearlong fight over health care reached a fever pitch Monday as President Obama took his call for change to the political swing state of Ohio, slamming insurance companies and repeating his call for a final congressional vote on his sweeping reform plan.

CNNMoney: Dodd: Time to reform Wall Street is nowupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 04:51:00

The head of a key banking panel on Monday released a draft bill of sweeping regulatory changes aimed at warding off future collapses in the financial system.

More Democrats come out against health care billupdated: Sat Mar 13 2010 11:31:00

As House Democratic leaders advised their members Friday to prepare for a legislative battle over health care that could stretch through next weekend, four additional rank-and-file Democrats have come out against the Obama administration's signature domestic priority.

Hitting the road for health careupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 17:13:00

President Obama takes his health care message to Missouri to urge passage of Democratic overhaul proposals.

Obama delays overseas trip for final health care pushupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 17:13:00

President Obama's departure for an upcoming overseas trip has been pushed back three days to help Democrats with a final push on health care reform.

Can the House trust the Senate?updated: Fri Mar 12 2010 10:42:00

When the Founding Fathers decided to create a bicameral legislative branch, they were trying to make things difficult for the federal government to grab power from the people.

Democrats try to finish health care reformupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 17:03:00

Health care reform takes center stage Thursday as President Obama and top congressional Democrats work behind closed doors to nail down a final agreement.

House Democrats face tough odds on health careupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 11:34:00

House Democratic leaders hoping to pass a health care reform bill by the Easter congressional recess face increasingly difficult odds, as several of the party's rank-and-file have come out against the plan passed by the Senate in December.

N.Y. State Police loses second chief in 2 weeksupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 13:50:00

New York state's top police official announced Wednesday he was quitting, the second acting superintendent to step down in as many weeks.

Obama pushes health care bill with House Democratsupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:58:00

President Obama worked behind closed doors to win support among key House Democrats for his health care reform plan Thursday, one day after urging Congress to hold a final up or down vote on the measure.

Health care do or dieupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:58:00

President Obama made his final case for health care reform Wednesday. Ed Henry gives the details.

What's next for health care reform?updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:27:00

President Obama has made it clear that it's time for a simple up and down vote on his health care plan, noting that Americans are "waiting for us to act."

Is the filibuster busted?updated: Thu Mar 04 2010 16:27:00

CNN's Jim Acosta explains why filibustering may not be effective anymore.

Why won't Paterson resign?updated: Wed Mar 03 2010 20:18:00

CNN's Jack Cafferty asks: Why do you suppose New York Governor David Paterson won't just resign?

Reconciliation showdown ahead on health care?updated: Tue Mar 02 2010 18:40:00

With the health care summit showing no sign of getting either side to budge, lawmakers are staking out positions in the battle many believe is imminent: a presidential effort to push legislation through without Republican support.

Democrats face health care hurdles amid talk of reconciliationupdated: Mon Mar 01 2010 18:43:00

While Democrats have recently threatened to use a parliamentary procedure to pass the health care reform bill, it is unclear whether their caucus will even have enough votes to take the first step.

Obama's frustrationupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 14:21:00

President Obama had trouble keeping his poker face at times during the health care summit.

White House unveils compromise health care billupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 14:21:00

The Obama administration raised the stakes in the health care debate Monday, releasing a new blueprint that seeks to bridge the gap between measures passed by the Senate and House of Representatives last year.

With compromise unlikely, Dems eye shortcut for health careupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 14:15:00

President Obama will make an announcement on "the way forward" on the health care bill next week, his spokesman said Friday.

Sen. Barrasso on health careupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 21:09:00

GOP Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming has been invited to attend the White House summit on health care reform.

Health care summit ends without apparent movement forwardupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 21:09:00

President Obama and Republican and Democratic leaders engaged in a spirited but civil debate at a health care summit Thursday, finding agreement on some issues but appearing to find little common ground on how to move forward in a bipartisan way.

Health care bills unpopularupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:53:00

Deputy political director Paul Steinhauser looks at new CNN polls ahead of Thursday's health care summit.

Bickering continues as health care summit nearsupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:53:00

The day before the White House's bipartisan summit on health care reform, there didn't appear to be much mood for compromise on Capitol Hill.

CNNMoney: Bernanke concerned about weak job marketupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 14:54:00

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that government action has helped start an economic recovery, but that he's worried about the state of the job market.

GOP stars predict comeback at CPACupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 21:27:00

Confident conservative activists gathered Friday in Washington, reaffirming their principles, recharging their supporters and vowing to wrest power away from Democrats.

CNNMoney: President orders debt panel, names chairmenupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 11:57:00

President Obama issued an executive order on Thursday that formally creates a bipartisan fiscal commission, a first step to forcing painful decisions needed to get the U.S. debt load under control.

Sebelius: Current bills will be starting point for health summitupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 21:57:00

President Obama plans to use the already-passed House and Senate bills as a starting point for next week's health care summit with Republican leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday.

Key Senate Democrats push for health care public optionupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 17:33:00

The fight over health care reform burst back into public view Tuesday as four Democratic senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold a vote on a government-run public insurance option.

Obama, Republicans spar over starting point for health care summitupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 15:34:00

President Obama said Tuesday his televised health care summit with Republican leaders on February 25 should involve true give-and-take negotiations instead of mere "political theater."

CNNMoney: Senate jobs bill: What's missingupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 07:27:00

Senate Democrats' draft plan for job creation, circulated Tuesday, contains a couple of employment measures and a lot of leftover business.

Obama looks to boost jobsupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 18:01:00

President Obama proposes increases in Small Business Administration loan limits to try and stimulate hiring.

Rep. John Murtha dies after surgery complicationsupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 11:52:00

Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a longtime fixture on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending, died after complications from gallbladder surgery, according to his office. He was 77.

On terrorism, will we get fooled again?updated: Tue Feb 09 2010 10:31:00

On October 20, 2001, a concert was held in Madison Square Garden to benefit the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On stage were some of the biggest names in show business. In the audience were first responders who had been working around the clock at ground zero.

Source: Obama, congressional leaders to talk health care Feb. 25updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:27:00

President Obama and a bipartisan group of leaders from the Senate and the House will meet February 25 for specific talks aimed at a compromise on health care legislation, a White House official told CNN on Sunday.

Health care simplified: Part 1updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 20:27:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how your care may change and how much you'll pay if the current health care bill is approved.

Republican Brown sworn in as new U.S. senator from Massachusettsupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 19:57:00

Republican Scott Brown was sworn in Thursday as the new U.S. senator from Massachusetts to fill the seat formerly held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, and immediately signaled opposition to President Obama's spending plans.

Scott Brown takes oathupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 19:57:00

Republican Scott Brown is officially sworn in to the U.S. Senate.

Obama takes tough questions from House GOPupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:02:00

President Obama and House GOP leaders promised greater efforts to step back from the partisan brink Friday, acknowledging that Washington's toxic political climate has made it increasingly tough to tackle major problems.

In the lion's denupdated: Thu Feb 04 2010 11:02:00

President Obama spoke to House Republicans in Baltimore, then took questions from lawmakers.

Obama talks to Senate Demsupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 21:51:00

President Obama takes questions from Senate Democrats at Washington's Newseum.

House to take up one piece of health care reformupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:40:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the chamber will take up one piece of its health care bill as a separate provision next week.

Intriguing people for February 1, 2010updated: Mon Feb 01 2010 15:50:00

Sen. Bill Nelson President Obama on Monday unveiled his annual budget for fiscal year 2011. Obama is proposing to cancel the Constellation Program that President Bush launched in 2004. Such a move would make it impossible to return to the moon in the next 10 years, although it would extend the mission of the international space station to 2020. There are also incentives for private companies to provide rides for astronauts.

Focus of health care bill may be changing, officials signalupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 17:16:00

Democratic efforts to pass a health care bill have stalled a bit, and the immediate focus may be shifting toward health insurance reform instead of quickly trying to pass a comprehensive bill, White House officials signaled Sunday.

House, Senate leaders say push for health care reform continuesupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 10:00:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that Congress would pass a health care bill this year, while his counterpart in the House -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- outlined a two-step plan intended to maintain public focus on the issue.

Dissenting justice?updated: Thu Jan 28 2010 22:10:00

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito shakes his head as President Obama criticizes the court's campaign finance ruling.

Pelosi promises health care reform winupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 18:07:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Wednesday that Congress will pass a health care reform bill, despite recent setbacks that have raised new questions about the changing political climate.

Democrats' agenda hits the wall, analysts sayupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 17:57:00

Republican Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts has forced congressional Democrats and the White House to assess their agenda going forward.

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