After repeatedly turning back the GOP's efforts to redirect stimulus money to other purposes, Senate Democrats did an about-face this week as they dipped into the Recovery Act funds to try to pay for their own tax breaks and job-spending priorities.
The Obama administration recently announced that BP has agreed to set aside $20 billion to pay economic damage claims to people harmed by the Gulf oil spill. The appointment instructions of the late Edward M. Kennedy's former chief of staff, Kenneth Feinberg, give no hint as to how much money the lawyers - or for that matter, he and the three-person appeals panel - will be paid from the escrowed account. Will Mr. Feinberg receive a mandate from the president on attorney's fees similar to the one he received to rein in excessive executive compensation?
America's Afghan and international allies embraced the choice of Gen. David Petraeus to run the war in Afghanistan, hoping the architect of the Iraq surge will seamlessly pursue the strategy laid down by his predecessor and smooth over divisions that led to his dismissal.
A legal defense fund set up for Sarah Palin when she was Alaska governor was illegal, an investigator for the state Personnel Board said Thursday.
Korean War veterans remember exactly where they were some six decades ago. And we pause with them, on the anniversary of the conflict's earliest moments.
From the outside, it's shaping up as a race neither candidate wants to win.
The president's most senior adviser on counterterrorism and homeland security says in an exclusive interview that citizens who pose a threat to the country are being tracked.
A cap was back in place on BP's broken oil well after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive Gulf of Mexico spill.
Cleveland shows love for star as other cities woo him.