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Transparecy in the Stimulus

January 6, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Please do: >House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Vir., suggested said the bill should be put on the Internet a week before Congress votes on it. > >Mr. Obama smiled and said something along the lines of, "maybe if I was better at faking it , I'd say, 'Great idea -- we'll take you up on that.' But we've actually talked about this idea." > >Obama turned it over to incoming White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel who essentially said they would do the Republicans one better. They're planning a ...

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A New Congress Begins

January 5, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Today marks the official beginning of the new session of Congress! Members of the 111th Congress in both the Senate and House will begin their swearing in ceremonies at noon. In the Senate, the thing to watch will be what happens with the seating of Roland Burris, embattled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's pick to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat. On the House side, they'll be voting today on the House Rules Package for the 111th Congress, which will make several changes to House operating procedure, a few of them major.

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Obama and Pelosi Talk Stimulus

January 5, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

President-elect Barack Obama and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today after a private meeting to discuss the economic stimulus package: ...

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EFCA Without Card-Check?

January 5, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Employment, Labor

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The Obama Tax Cuts

January 4, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

President-elect Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are crafting a plan to offer about $300 billion in tax cuts to individuals and businesses, a move aimed at attracting Republican support for an economic-stimulus package and prodding companies to create jobs.

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Obama's 'American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan'

January 3, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

In his weekly radio and video address this morning, President-elect Obama gave the most detailed description yet of his economic stimulus proposal, including a list of the five main goals his plan is designed to achieve.

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Catching Up

January 2, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Between road tripping up the East Coast, weathering a Nor'easter and celebrating 2009, I've lost track of the Congress rumor mill a bit. So, rather than try to fall right back into step, here's a rundown of what's been happening over the past few days with some of the major themes shaping up as the 111th Congress gets ready to convene on Tuesday. Click through for news on the massive stimulus package, the battle brewing over Roland Burris, Caroline Kennedy and

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