May 2009 Headlines
Many Senators are suggesting Sotomayor will breeze to an easy confirmation. But others say a case out of New Haven, Conn. could trip her up.
Cuba has agreed to resume talks with the Obama administration on legal immigration of Cubans to the United States.
A fight over Cuba's possible readmission into the Organization of American States is set to dominate the group's meeting this week in Honduras.
President Barack Obama pressed the Senate anew Saturday to swiftly confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's views on abortion are raising more questions from both sides of the debate.
Bush spoke Thursday at Lake Michigan College and to the economic club of Southwestern Michigan.
Discussions about Sotomayor and her ethnicity, gender and tax bracket carry risks for supporters and detractors.
Obama says the nation for too long has failed to adequately protect the security of its computer networks, and he will name a new cyber czar to take on the job.
After Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, Republican Senators plot their next move in an uphill battle.
Some policymakers in Washington are thinking about creating a national sales tax.
President Obama says the country has "stepped back from the brink" where the economy is concerned.
As President Barack Obama named Judge Sonia Sotomayor as his first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, conservatives raised concerns over her judicial philosophy.
Conservatives believe she's a liberal judicial activist and their smoking gun is a Youtube video of her speaking at a law conference.
President Obama named Sonia Sotomayor, an Hispanic, Bronx-based federal appeals judge as his pick for the Supreme Court.
The State Department is set to make a new policy giving gay partners of U.S. diplomats many of the same benefits as married couples.
Some Latino leadaers are urging the President to pick an Hispanic for the nation's top court. There's never been an Hispanic justice before.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell is saying he's still a Republican despite voting for President Obama in November.
The Senate's number two Republican says there might be a filibuster of President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
President Barack Obama urged Americans to pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day.
The White House is pushing ahead with plans to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the military.
House Republicans are demanding an investigation into Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation the CIA lied to her about waterboarding terrorist suspects.
Congress is moving ahead with funding to ramp up the war in Afghanistan, but they're leaving out the money for closing Gitmo.
Standing next to the U.S. Constitution, Obama came to the historical National Archives to defend why his policies will keep America safe.
President Obama said Thursday that Guantanamo Bay has set back America's moral authority, rather than strengthen national security.
Republicans are lining up and calling for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to step down.
An official says President Barack Obama has started meeting potential Supreme Court nominees.
Joe Six-Pack may have to hand over nearly $2 more for a case of beer to help provide health insurance for all.
Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele says the GOP must stop apologizing for past mistakes and move to make solutions for the ailing country.
The rapidly deteriorating financial health of the federal agency, which guarantees 44 million Americans' pensions, is raising alarms in Congress.
Congress voted to pass a key credit card reform bill, Wednesday, sending the legislation to President Obama's desk for a signature before Memorial Day.
The Obama administration is considering the creation of a regulatory commission to protect consumers of financial products such as credit cards and mortgages.
Democrats in Congress have split over President Obama's cap and trade bill.
On both economic and national-security fronts, President Barack Obama is giving ground and crossing swords with political allies.
To drive farther on a gallon of gas and cause less damage to the environment - would you be willing to pick up the tab?
The Supreme Court says a former 9/11 detainee can not sue Bush administration officials for alleged abusive treatment.
Sen. Robert C. Byrd, 91 and the longest-serving senator in history, was hospitalized last Friday.
Lawmakers on Capital Hill began work, Monday, on legislation aimed at reversing so-called global warming.
President Barack Obama reached out to people of faith Sunday on the contentious issue of abortion.
Hundreds of University of Notre Dame students protested President Barack Obama's commencement address Sunday.
Obama addressed issues of clean energy and health care Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address.
Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman intends to work for the president as ambassador to China.
With economists forecasting growth in the horizon, some are asking did we need a stimulus at all?
A vote on President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee is set for next week.
Protestors are already gathering ahead of President Obama's Sunday commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame.
Republicans are taking aim at Nancy Pelosi over her accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency lied to Congress about harsh interrogation methods.
President Obama selected New York City's health commissioner to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
President Obama will restart military tribunals for a small number of Guantanamo detainees, reviving a trial system he once said the Bush administration had abused.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding.
House Democrats are looking at big health care changes, including federal aid to help families earning up to $88,000 pay for insurance and a requirement that all must carry coverage
President Obama says Arizona State University officials aren't the only ones who think he needs to accomplish more to earn an honorary degree.
A source close to President Obama has confirmed a list of six Supreme Court nominees currently under review to replace Justice Souter.
President Barack Obama's about face on prisoner photos is making waves in Washington.
The Obama administration is expected to expand its mortgage aid program on Thursday.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is asking Congress to extend its oversight of the financial system to include the shadowy market of derivatives.
President Barack Obama is fighting the release of dozens of new photos showing U.S. personnel allegedly abusing prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that her chamber would have a sweeping health care bill on the floor by the end of July.
Palin is working with publisher Harper Collins to write the autobiography.
Senate Democrats are holding a hearing Wednesday on the use of harsh interrogation techniques.
Opponents of an energy bill now in Congress say it could result in crippling taxes on American families.
The state assembly passed legislation Tuesday night, but the bill could face a tougher battle in the state senate.
The White House has revamped their website and the gay and lesbian community is not happy.
Consumers paying interest after falling behind on their credit card bills may soon be getting some relief.
President Obama's new budget proposes allowing federal funds for abortion in Washington, D.C., contrary to a longstanding policy against it.
Under new White House estimates, this will explode the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion.
President Obama's budget is not only raising concerns over money, but also over moral issues like abortion.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is criticizing Notre Dame for the university's decision to grant President Obama an honorary degree.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney continues to criticize President Obama saying the new administration is making America less safe.
Over the weekend President Obama hosted his first White House Correspondents Dinner.
The agreement could set the stage for President Obama's plan to provide health care for all Americans.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discussed U.S.-Iraqi economic relations with the prime minister.
President Obama is pushing Congress to send him legislation that would put a tighter rein on the credit card industry.
A White House aide has lost his job for his role in Air Force One's photo-op flyover over New York City.
A decision involving the iconic polar bear could determine whether protecting endangered species might also help save the earth from global warming.
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to award generous budget increases to domestic programs.
Concerns have surfaced over the possibility of President Obama releasing suspects from Guantanamo Bay into the U.S.
Obama expressed deep U.S. regret Wednesday for civilian casualties in a deadly incident this week in Afghanistan.
Republicans are gearing up for a fight over President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
Thursday is the National Day of Prayer and major events are planned at the U.S. Capitol.
Israeli President Shimon Peres met with President Barack Obama, Tuesday.
The President's plan on to close tax loopholes is getting a lukewarm response from Congress.
President Barack Obama vowed to detect and pursue American tax evaders Monday.
A group of Republican leaders are saying it is time to reform their party's image.
Washington is gearing up for a confirmation fight over President Obama's choice to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter.