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Money & CompanyKey U.S. financial regulators have agreed to require a minimum 20% down payment on home mortgages that would be exempt from so-called risk-retention standards for banks, according to two reports Tuesday. The upshot is that home buyers with less than......
Associated PressDemocrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California. Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
Tags: Delaware, Utah, Political Fundraising, Alaska, Indiana
Staff reporterFormer Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin refused to retreat from her debunked claim that a proposed health care overhaul would create "death panels," as the growing furor over end-of-life consultations forced a key group of senators to abandon the idea in their...
Tags: Death, Earl Blumenauer, Alaska, Chuck Grassley, Health
The Swampby Mark Silva Debt and taxes. That's what Americans stand to get from the health-care reform that Democrars are pressing, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson says in his party's weekly address. "Americans have been calling us and e-mailing us,'' the senator......
Culture MonsterTen Republican senators have written to National Endowment for the Arts chairman Rocco Landesman, expressing concern that the Obama administration may have violated federal law by trying to use the agency for political purposes -- something the White...
Top of the TicketRep. Johnny Isakson speaks for Republicans and Obama for his Democratic self....
Top of the TicketOne of the Hill's most prolific social networkers, Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, tweeted Monday advocating an end to automatic congressional pay raises. Vitter, a Republican facing a bumpy reelection ride in an atmosphere hostile to incumbents, joined...
The Swampby Mike Memoli The crowded field of candidates hoping to be Georgia's next governor will likely be narrowed down to a final four tonight, when votes are counted in the state's primary election. Both Republicans and Democrats expect that no......
Tags: Bill Clinton, Alaska, Elections, Oklahoma, Executive Branch
The Swampby Mark Silva The 2010 Census-takers won't be riding into town on Clydesdales, but the Census will take its place alongside the king of American beers on Super Bowl Sunday. In Super Bowl ads. The U.S. Census Bureau is paying......
Tags: Demographics, Alcoholic Beverages, Sports, Football, Advertising
From Bloomberg NewsDelta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp., seeking U.S. government approval for a merger to form the world's largest carrier, will face lawmaker scrutiny on whether the deal will benefit consumers, workers and communities. The day after the...
The Swampby Frank James In the Senate, it nowadays apparently takes a self-appointed, biparitsan "gang" of senators to get past the partisan gridlock. For instance, there was the Gang of 14 group of senators who helped the Senate get beyond an......
The Swampby Frank James Arne Duncan's confirmation hearing to be the incoming Obama Administration's Education Secretary could have easily been confused for a lovefest. Or the peaceable kingdom with the lion laying down with the lamb. Because the atmosphere was...
Tags: Maryland, Upper House, Arne Duncan, North Carolina, Wyoming
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