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West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III on Friday appointed fellow Democrat and former legal adviser Carte Goodwin to the Senate seat vacated by the death last month of Sen. Robert C. Byrd.
The top Senate Republican said Thursday the GOP is "on a comeback" politically as Democrats scrambled to bury the hatchet after several days of intraparty squabbling over their chances to hold the House in November's elections.
The Senate on Thursday approved and sent to President Obama a landmark bill to rein in unregulated Wall Street markets for the first time while covering America's financial landscape with an intricate thicket of new regulations.
Hours before the Senate was poised to pass the most expansive regulatory overhaul of Wall Street since the Great Depression, the top Republican in the House already was calling for its abolition.
The Labor Department said Thursday that new claims dropped by 29,000 to 429,000, the lowest level since August 2008.
Some subsidies would be ended and a measure of financial health would be restored under a House-approved overhaul of a program that provides flood insurance to more than 5 million homeowners and businesses in flood-prone areas.
A Republican lawmaker says documents show the former Countrywide Financial Corp. may have targeted Senate employees for sweetheart mortgage deals.
The Senate on Thursday approved and sent to President Obama a landmark bill to rein in unregulated Wall Street markets for the first time and cover the financial landscape with an intricate new thicket of regulation.