February

Obama delivers bold speech to Congress

I’ve come here tonight not only to address the distinguished men and women in this great chamber, but to speak frankly and directly to the men and women who sent us here.

Obama economic plan signed into law

US President Barack Obama signed his hard-fought stimulus plan into law on Tuesday in the hope that the huge injection of public funds will cushion the collapsing US economy.

Race to fill congressional seat draws wide attention

CHICAGO — The special election to fill the congressional seat vacated by new White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel has generated widespread interest here. Nowhere was that more evident when over 550 people jammed into a Super Bowl Sunday candidate forum at DePaul University, Feb. 1. Another 100 people, prevented from entering by fire marshals, listened to a live broadcast by the local Air America affiliate.

Unions press Senate to back stimulus bill

Reposted from Workday Minnesota WASHINGTON - Unions and their allies, working both through ground troops and over the air, are pushing senators of both parties to approve the giant economic stimulus bill now moving through Congress.