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The House passed President Obama's sweeping financial reform measure on a 237-192 party-line vote Wednesday while Senate leaders — still seeking to nail down elusive Republican votes — put off taking up the measure until mid-July.
Treading carefully, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Wednesday declined an invitation from Senate Democrats to portray the current high court as partisan, rejecting concerns that a recent spate of 5-4 decisions has eroded important legal precedents.
In what has been dubbed the "Year of the Republican Woman," Jane Norton is in danger of becoming the exception to the rule.
A film about President Obama's childhood days in Indonesia made its debut in Jakarta on Wednesday, promising a very different perspective on the man in the White House.
Government welfare spending is climbing rapidly, and at an unsustainable rate.
A former top executive of American International Group, Inc. has acknowledged that his division more than tripled the amount of risky investments it insured in the three years leading up to the 2008 financial meltdown.
The White House is doing its best to run away from Rod R. Blagojevich and the pay-to-play scandal surrounding the Senate seat once held by President Obama as the disgraced former governor tries to drag Mr. Obama into his federal corruption trial in Illinois.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus as the new commander of the Afghanistan war, and President Obama swiftly issued a statement saying the general has his "full confidence."