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Dem, GOP Leaders Say Senate Will Extend ‘Clunkers’

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The Senate will vote to extend the popular "cash-for-clunkers" program before going home on Friday, Majority Leader Harry Reid declared Tuesday in a strong signal the government won't let the trade-in rebates die under the surging demand that has almost exhausted federal backing.

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VP Biden Says Economic Stimulus Meeting Its Goals

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden cited more positive economic data on Tuesday, using it to buttress the Obama administration's argument that its $787 billion stimulus program is doing its job and revving up the economy.

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Obama Administration Withholds Data On ‘Clunkers’ Program

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The Obama administration is refusing to release government records on its "cash-for-clunkers" rebate program that would substantiate — or undercut — White House claims of the program's success, even as the president presses the Senate for a quick vote for $2 billion to boost car sales.

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White House Uses Web Against Drudge Attack On Health Care

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The White House is turning to the Internet to hit back at a web posting that claims to show President Barack Obama explaining how his health care reform plans eventually would eliminate private insurance.

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President Obama Celebrates 48th Birthday

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs quips that the White House meeting is set because "it's the president's birthday and Chuck E. Cheese was booked."

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White House Saying Little About Bill Clinton Trip

Posted: 08/04/2009 - The White House is adopting a tight-lipped stance on former President Clinton's visit to North Korea to press for the release of two jailed Americans arrested in March.

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Clinton's Africa Tour To Highlight U.S. Commitments

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's seven-nation tour of Africa seeks to keep an Obama administration promise of engagement in the world's trouble spots areas.

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Lawmakers Urge Pardon For First Black Boxing Champ

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Two Republican lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to issue a posthumous pardon for boxer Jack Johnson, the black heavyweight champion who was imprisoned because of his romantic ties with a white woman.

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Clinton To Tackle African Hot Spots

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading off on another mission to affirm the Obama administration's commitment to global engagement.

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Svaty Named To Kansas House To Replace Son

Posted: 08/03/2009 - A Democratic precinct committee has chosen Don Svaty of Ellsworth to replace his son, Josh Svaty, in the Kansas House of Representatives.

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House Votes To Restrict Wall Street Pay

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The House has voted to restrict how Wall Street executives get paid after nine banks that took government aid rewarded thousands of their employees with bonuses topping $1 million each.

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Dodd Has Prostate Cancer

Updated: 07/31/2009 - Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has been diagnosed with an early stage of prostate cancer and intends to have surgery early in August, his office said Friday.

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