Democratic Change Update

By John Wilson


Tracking the positive news that you don’t hear much about…

Job Update

Tracking President Obama’s Campaign Promises

Promises Kept – 122

In the Works – 236 – Still going down!

Compromise – 41

Stalled – 82 – You can thank the party of NO for this obstruction

Promises Broken – 22 – Not every campaign promise is doable at this time.

History notes: Still breaking Presidential records for campaign promises…

And is also consistently polling higher than Reagan & Clinton at the same time in.



Change News Update

A historical chronology of the changes in policies by the Democratic party since they got into power 20 months ago

SEC Poised to Ban Brokers From Permitting Unsupervised Trades

Visa Says Quarterly Profit Rises, Sets $1 Billion Buyback Plan

New home sales rise 6.6 pct. after dismal summer

Ford earns $1.7b in 3Q, pays down health debt (AP)

Feds give Cal. $900M for high speed rail

Feds to propose new efficiency rules

More Private Sector Jobs Created In 2010 Than During Entire Bush Years

Things Obama has done…

Wall Street TARP Bailout Returns 8.2% Profit for Taxpayers – Bloomberg

Democrats actually shrank spending & deficit in last fiscal year!

Jobless claims fall to 452K

Obama’s foreclosure task force: Banks to be held ‘accountable’, criminal charges possible

Feds sue Blue Cross for inflating hospital prices

Pentagon is ordered to accept gays

Obama To Press For Stimulus Payments For Seniors

Luxury Sales Rebound To Pre-Crisis Levels

Feds Will Begin Surprise Oil Rig Inspections

Animal Abusers Beware: Nation’s First Public Cruelty Registry Created

Obama: Tax incentives for job-creating firms

Obama: End tax breaks to stop overseas outsourcing of jobs (AP)

Mountaintop removal opposed by EPA

Sept. retail sales rise, third monthly increase

SEC May Tighten Trigger for Trading Restrictions

Obama Backs Foreclosure Probe

Fed Leans Toward Two-Step Plan To Boost Economy

Mission to stop nuclear terrorism

US treats first patient with stem cells

Congress to probe Chamber funding

Dow strikes 11,000 as world markets recover (after taking over from GOP at historic low of 6,000)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Casts for Collaboration in Its New Climate Change Response Plan

U.S. Military Aims to Use 50 Percent Renewable Energy Within Ten Years

First Solar Power Projects Approved to be Built on U.S. Public Lands

FDIC Ready To Sue Executives From Failed Banks, Seeking Over $1 Billion

TARP And AIG Bailouts Costs Drop To $30 Billion

US Orders Oil Companies to Permanently Seal All 3000 Inactive Wells in Gulf

Consumer Bureau ‘First Real Agency We’ve Built In The 21st Century’

Retailers report September boost (AP)

Unemployment claims drop for 4th time in 5 weeks (AP)

White House to install solar panels

Service sector growth accelerates in September (AP)

Government Sues American Express, Visa, MasterCard Over ‘Anticompetitive Rules’

Verizon refunding $90 million to subscribers Unprecedented move comes amid FCC probe of phony charges

White House Plans Public-Private Job Training Partnership

Obama pushes green economy

Congress OKs $19 Billion NASA Budget

US consumer spending ticks higher in August

EPA Seeks To Regulate Rocket Fuel Chemical In Drinking Water

Treasury: TARP Bailout Could Cost Less Than $50 Billion

New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only

Feds Announce New, Tougher Offshore Drilling Rules

Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials (AP)

AIG reaches deal to repay government

House Votes to Get Tough On China

House passes 9/11 health bill

Obama Will Reportedly Seek Change Of Law To Use BP Spill Fines To Restore Gulf

Home Prices Rise In 17 Cities In June

Obama signs US small business bill into law

Ahmadinejad says Iran may end enrichment

10 Major New Health Reforms That Take Effect TODAY

Obama doubles down on Middle East peace drive

NEW RULES to clamp down on drilling.

THE END of ‘government motors.’

Hillary Clinton cooks up plan for clean stoves

US asks North Korea to show talks commitment

Markets soar on recession’s ‘end’

Experts: ‘Double dip recession’ unlikely

Home construction jumps 10.5 pct in August (AP)

GM Profit Rises to $1.54 Billion on Auto Sales Gains – BusinessWeek

Job Outlook Improves For 2011 Grads

Olmert: To further peace, US will give citizenship to 100,000 Palestinian refugees

Obama Names Warren As Adviser: ‘One Of The Country’s Fiercest Advocates For The Middle Class’

Senate Panel OKs START Treaty With Russia

Gates outlines $100B defense cuts

US urges Israel to halt settlements

Retail sales get big boost in August

Michelle Obama pushes healthier food

US ends outsourcing aid

White House Launches New Foreclosure Program To Help ‘Underwater’ Homeowners

Obama rules out Bush tax cuts

US may pull oil subsidies

US, China hail warmer relationship

U.S. Launches New Website To Help Unemployed Find Work

Obama unveils huge jobs and infrastructure plan

Obama to propose $100B tax credit

Obama Wants To Make R&D Tax Credits Permanent

Obama says he’s committed to helping middle class (AP)

First Day Of Middle East Peace Talks Result In ‘Modest Achievement’

Obama Rebuffs Defense Establishment’s Hunger for Conflict with Iran

DoE Invests In First Flywheel Power-Storage Plant

SEC Threatens Credit Rating Agencies With Fraud Charges

Obama opens long-shot talks on Mideast peace

Mexico, US open joint office to combat drug gangs

FDA aims to put an end to ‘robo-tripping’

Consumer Confidence inches up in August

Obama Widens North Korea Sanctions on Nuclear Funding

Fed shield law ‘will ensure transparency’

Obama: ‘We have brought home over 90,000 troops since I took office’

Pelosi Opposed to Raising Retirement Age

Jimmy Carter Wins Amnesty For American Hostage In North Korea

Good Riddance to Overfishing: New Management Can End Unsustainable Practices

HOW THE STIMULUS IS CHANGING AMERICA – Time

New jobless claims drop for first time in 4 weeks (AP)

CBO: Stimulus Added Millions Of Jobs In Second Quarter

Final Phase Of New Consumer Protections Begins

US: No ‘risk’ in Iran’s nuke facility

Obama Wants Burma Rulers Probed For War Crimes

Iran – Give Us Uranium And We’ll Stop Enriching

Blackwater agrees to pay $42 million fine

Ahmadinejad: Iran ready for nuke talks

‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’ Ends As Last U.S. Combat Brigade Pulls Out

Obama backs 9/11 health bill

First National Guard troops arrive at border

Obama to ease travel to Cuba

Govt begins overhaul of mortgage system

Clinton urges nuke reduction treaty

Obama signs ‘libel tourism’ bill

Obama signs manufacturing bill

GM posts $1.33 billion profit, a sign of strength

Obama ‘May Meet’ With Iran’s President

Feds say well’s not dead yet, more drilling needed

Retail sales post July gain

US widens probe of drug makers

FDA okays new morning-after pill

China US debt holdings lowest level in a year: Treasury

WH: Afghan withdrawal ‘non-negotiable’

No More Rubber Stamp: Government To Require Tough New Rules On Offshore Drilling

Overdraft Protection Expires: No More Overdraft Fees Without Opting-In

Obama Hosts Ramadan Dinner At The White House

Obama Administration Ramps Up Secret Assaults Against Terrorists

House passes tough border bill

Departing US Troops Pack Millions Of Items In Iraq

House Passes $26 Billion State Aid Bill, Prevents 161,000 Teacher Layoffs

Iraq forces take over from last U.S. combat brigade

Stimulus Money Helps Homeless Schoolchildren

US decision to attend Hiroshima memorial hailed

New Appliance Standards Give Fish Cause for Celebration

US General Stripped Of Stars Exonerated

Obama to Expand Government Fraud ‘Strike Forces’

Obama Said to Consider Easing Educational Travel to Cuba

Obama Plans to Send BP Money to Gulf Area Residents

Carbon-Capture Plant Gets $1 Billion From US

Obama Plays Venture Capitalist-in-Chief With Clean-Energy Bets

Senate Passes $26 Billion to Avoid Teacher Firings

Obama To Pursue Union-Friendly Agenda

Reps return to House for jobs bill

First woman to head US intel

U.S. Companies Add 71,000 Jobs – Bloomberg

Senate Passes $600 Million U.S.-Mexico Border Bill, Would Dispatch Drone Planes, 1,500 New Agents

Senate confirms Kagan as 112th justice

Trustees: Medicare hospital fund extended 12 years due to reform

Senate Approves Aid To States, Mass Layoffs Of First Responders Averted… GOP Opposes It Despite Deficit Reduction

Kerry pushes bill to create national hepatitis strategy

Obama confirms Iraq troop pullout

Report: Medicare reform to save $8 Billion

US automakers report sales growth

Health Care Reform Provisions To Go Into Effect Next Month

BP’s expected oil disaster fine: $17.6 billion

Medical marijuana tax deductible

US added 42,000 jobs in July

Obama Pledges Taxpayers Won’t Pay For Banks Again

Obama vows to trim deficit with new law

Ford Reports Another Profit, and Sees More Gains Ahead

VA to allow medical cannabis

Pesticide crackdown to target US farmers

US home sales rebound 24%

US luxury spending grows

$1.2 Billion Secured For What Will Become Biggest Wind Farm In US

Iran To Resume Nuclear Fuel Swap Talks

Obama signs finance reform into law

White House hailed for ending climate gag order

Congress Passes Historic Legislation To Reduce Cocaine Sentencing Disparity

Obama Insists On Performance Standards For Teachers

House Passes Bill To Crack Down On K Street ‘Scofflaws’

Oil Spill Legislation Passes House

July Marks Wall Street’s Best Month This Year

Democrats plan to expand manufacturing

US may end Cuba embargo

Unemployment rate falls in 39 states in June

Jobless benefits pass Senate

Dems fight for jobless, clears GOP Senate hurdle by one vote

Oil Spill Investigation Now Includes TENS OF THOUSANDS Of Abandoned Wells

Goldman Sachs Settles With SEC Over Fraud for $550 million and reform – Stocks SOAR

Hillary Clinton Looks Into BP’s Libya Deals

Obama Wants 40% Cut In US Nuclear Weapons

94 charged in massive health care fraud

Senators Move To Revive Estate Tax At Reduced Rate

Fed. agency probes mortgage lenders

Senate set to extend benefits

Gay rights group gets UN accreditation after strong lobbying by Obama admin

Afghan 2014 security handover ok’d

Obama garners little credit for sweeping change

Clinton seeks more Pakistan-Afghan cooperation

Guard heads to border Aug. 1

Shift in Afghan strategy

Obama’s ‘National Ocean Council’ to protect ecosystems

New jobless claims decline to ’08 level

Obama to expand PTSD care with ’21st century’ VA

Spy swap brings swift end to diplomatic problem

North Korea to return to nuclear talks

Pentagon allows banned reporter to return to Guantanamo

JPMorgan profit leaps nearly 80%

Fed looks for ways to aid small business lending

Obama Offshore Drilling Moratorium: Administration Issues New Rule

White House unveils national HIV/AIDS strategy

White House claims rescue effort saved three million jobs

White House sends new 99 million dollar bill to BP

Wall Street Reform Passes

U.S. hands over last Iraq jail

Bank of America earns $2.78B in 2nd quarter

Senate panel approves extension of NASA space shuttle program

Obama Awards $2 Billion For Solar Power, Hails New Jobs

Troop pullout in Afghanistan set for next summer

US begins scaling back ambitions for Afghan occupation

Americans spend more in May, see incomes rise

Wall Street Hiring Jumps Most Since 2008

Obama opens door to space arms treaty

Home prices up 3.8% in April

FDA Says Antibiotics In Meat A ‘Serious Public Health Threat’

Senate Panel Approves Lifting BP’s Liability Cap

US fines BP subsidiary $5.2 million for false reporting

House panel backs ending travel ban on Cuba

Senate Dems Push To Reinstate COBRA After GOP Block

House passes bill allowing oil rig workers’ families to sue?

House Passes Major Campaign Finance Legislation?

Biggest Wall Street Revamp Since 1930s Approved?

Senate considers $10B bill to spur EV sales

Petraeus backs July 2011 Afghan withdrawal deadline

Senate bill would shift tax burden back to billionaires

Mortgage rates at lowest point since at least 1971

New Drilling Agency Will Have Investigative Arm

Climate bill could mean 540,000 new jobs per year

Obama launches piracy crackdown

Homeland Security to deploy more drones on Mexico border

The New Patient’s Bill of Rights

Troop pullout in Afghanistan set for next summer

Obama unveils fatherhood measures for ‘most important job’

Government launching plan to halt homelessness

EPA Reverses Controversial ‘Human Guinea Pig’ Rule

Law banning sale of ‘light’ cigarettes goes into effect?

Obama uses powers to expand federal rights, benefits for gays?

Senate Votes to Include Swipe Fee Reform in Financial Regulatory Bill

US sets policy on banking pay, bonuses?

Drilling moratorium to return

EPA to Modify Regulations on Sanitary Sewer Overflows

Obama seeks $600m for border security

Senior Senate Dem to unveil plans to overhaul offshore drilling

Authorities reveal mortgage fraud crackdown, 485 arrests

Unemployment falls in 37 states in May

Obama administration spends $1.2 billion on cycling and walking-initiatives

US mulls less jail-like immigrant facilities

Senate restores Medicare pay for doctors

USDA Proposes Tougher Meat Industry Antitrust Rules

Gates and Buffett lobby billionaires to donate most of their wealth to charity

Oil industry has new watchdog

Pentagon backs off ban on four Guantanamo reporters

Justice Department Investigating BP For Criminal Negligence

BP Agrees To Set Aside $20 Billion For Spill Claims In White House Meeting

White House Announces New For-Profit College Recruitment Rules

President To Demand That BP Set Up Account To Pay Oil Spill Victims

Obama pushes for aid to cities, states

Commission outlines $1 trillion in defense budget cuts

TARP Repayments Surpass Loans

New jobless claims dip for third straight week

Democrats Move To Reinstate Cobra Subsidies

Pelosi Demands Oil Spill Legislation By July 4th

US sets 72 Hour deadline for BP

Obama Announces Additional $400 Million In Aid To Gaza

US mandates new safety rules for offshore drilling

More Employees QUIT Their Jobs As Economy Improves

Senate Whacks Credit Card Companies In Wall Street Reform Bill

White House Endorses Unlimited Liability Cap For Spill

House panel supports 1.9% pay raise for military

Gov’t awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

States closing youth prisons as arrests plunge

FTC to Toughen Anti-Greenwashing Rules

Why The Housing Recovery Is Real

U.S. Jail Population Declines For First Time in Decades

EPA bars Texas’ authority to issue refinery operating permits

DOT: Airlines should pay bumped passengers more

Unemployment Drops In 90 Percent Of Cities

Obama Calls For Rolling Back Oil Company Tax Breaks

Israeli blockade of Gaza unsustainable: White House

Obama Gives More Benefits To Federal Workers’ Same-Sex Partners

Study: Almost 5 million charging stations by 2015

Feds Begin BP Criminal Investigation

CBO finds 3.7M jobs created by stimulus

Start-Up Activity Now HIGHER Than It Was During The Dotcom Boom

Obama’s new security strategy breaks with Bush?

Obama signs Press Freedom Act?

Obama sending 1200 troops to Mexico border

Democrats Embrace Panel to Control Immigrant Workers

EPA Officials Weighing Sanctions Against BP’s US Operations

Obama seeks way to trim costs from spending bills

White House Seeks To Speed Up ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

FCC to Restore Authority Over Net Neutrality, Broadband Service: Netroots Backlash Cited

Consumer confid. highest in 2 years

Obama pushes $30B small biz aid plan

Obama orders new fuel standards for future (AP)

EPA orders BP to use less toxic dispersant

Consumer watchdog eyes lenders in new bank rules (AP)

Jobless rates drop in 34 states and DC (AP)

Senate passes massive financial regulation bill

Obama Deporting More Immigrants Than Ever

US overhauls drilling agency

New claims for unemployment insurance inch down

Obama Introduces Oil Spill Recovery Bill

Financial Reform Has ‘Strongest Consumer Financial Protections In History’

Congress Reins In Its Perks for Travel

GM back in the black

No pay raise for Congress in 2011

Consumer prices dip in April

New home construction surges

DOD: Film all interrogations

More Jobs Might Be Created This Year Than During George W. Bush’s Entire Presidency

Good news: Foreclosures fall 2%

U.S. EPA Regulates Greenhouse Gases for Large Industrial Sources

Wholesale inventories and sales rise in March

Sens. Kerry and Lieberman introduce compromise climate bill?

Fed Audit Amendment Passes Senate 96-0

Obama Administration Outlines New Federal Drug Control Policy

Drug Czar Emphasizes Prevention, Treatment Over Old Drug-War Tactics

Tax Bills Hit Lowest Level Since 1950

Moody’s Under SEC Investigation

Health reform laws already helping millions

FCC to Restore Authority Over Net Neutrality

Bill To Ban Members Of Congress From Becoming Lobbyists Wins Cosponsor In Senate

U.S. Economy: Manufacturing Grows by Most Since 2004

US officials create offshore drilling safety review board

EPA Announces Historic Plans to Regulate Coal Ash

Sen. Leahy Proposes Amendment To Repeal Anti-Trust Exemption For Health Insurers

U.S. economy added 290000 jobs in April

Obama administration now supports Fed audit

US Has 5,113 Nuclear Warheads, Pentagon Reveals

Jobless claims dip for 2nd week in a row

Democrats Unveil Citizens United Response Bill

US Senate breaks logjam on Wall Street overhaul

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Gets Government OK

U.S. Electrical Grid Undergoing Massive Green Transition

U.S. GDP Up 3.2% In First Quarter, Consumer Spending Shows Biggest Rise In 3 Years

Feds launch criminal investigation of Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs

Blue Cross withdraws big CA rate hike

New-home sales see biggest jump in 47 years

Orders for most durable goods rise

Congress boosts assistance to veterans

Obama: Wall St. reform will ‘end’ taxpayer bailouts

Treasury Department to sell 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup

Jobless claims drop as labor market improves

Senate Panel Passes Tougher Rules On Derivatives

GM Starts Paying Back Government Bailout Loans

SEC probing all 19 largest US banks

US military shrinking carbon ‘bootprint’

FDA to limit salty foods

Poll: World’s Opinion Of U.S. Has ‘Improved Sharply’ Under Obama

Obama mandates new same-sex partner benefit rights

Pay Czar Cuts Salaries For 65 Bailout Executives

U.S. charges Goldman with subprime fraud

Obama to veto bill without derivatives curbs?

U.S. Leads Effort To Phase Out Whaling

Obama orders checks of ‘troubling’ mines

Congressional Pork Projects Actually Decline For 2010

47 nations at US nuke summit actually agree on something

Federal deficit shrinks 8% year-on-year

Dow Closes Above 11000 For First Time Since September 2008?

Tax refunds up 10 percent due to stimulus

New Federal Bicycle Policy Wins Love From Cyclists

Obama unveils ‘open government’ plans…

Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms

Obama’s Green Car Plan: 34.1-MPG Average by 2016 Nationwide

White House Seeks Bipartisan Support In Congress For Financial Reform

March jobs data shows biggest growth in three years

US announces new airline security measures?

March payrolls surge by 162,000 US says

EPA Sharply Limits Mountaintop Mining

Green Government? Federal Gov. Purchases 5,000 Hybrids

White House Launches Push For Workplace Flexibility

Obama Closes Loophole That Allowed Drilling In Rockies Without Environmental Review

Obama’s Factory Farm Policy: Not As Bad As You Think

White House Lays Out Financial Reform Timeline

Chrysler Expects to Break Even This Year?

CHANGE FOR STUDENTS: Obama Signs Largest Reform Of Student Aid In 40 Years

Mountaintop removal coal site veto: EPA

New law allows gay men legal parenthood

Obama Orders Military To Withdraw Fast Food Joints From Afghan Bases

US and Russia announce deal to cut nuclear weapons?

Gov’t Unveils Plan to Shrink Some Home Loans?

Pentagon changes rules for discharging gays

Obama pay czar to look back at Wall Street pay

Houses passes historic health care bill?

Obama Vows To Fix ‘Broken Immigration System’

Clinton: U.S. ‘On The Brink’ Of Nuclear Arms Treaty With Russia

Dodd Amending Financial Reform Bill To Prevent ‘Backdoor Bailouts’

Dodd Calls For Probe Into Lehman Accounting

Health reform cuts US deficit: report

Bipartisan immigration bill unveiled…

Obama signs multi-billion dollar jobs bill into law

Senate slashes crack penalties

Senate sends jobs bill to Obama

Analysts: US may be seeking Israel ‘regime change’

Obama’s Reported Picks For Federal Reserve Praised By Economists

Dodd Unveils Financial Regulatory Reform Bill With Plans For Consumer Protection Agency

Kerry introduces whale protection law

Obama Calls for Sweeping Change in Education Law?

Obama plans to overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’

Student Loan Overhaul Taking Filibuster-Proof Route To Overcome Corporate Opposition

Feb. retail-sales report offers positive surprise (AP)

Democrats To Upend Seniority System In Senate, Committee Chairs To Be Elected Based On Merit

Harry Reid Pledges Filibuster Reform

Senate Passes Bill To Provide Jobless Aid, Tax Breaks

Obama using ‘bounty hunters’ for health care fraud (AP)

Job openings rise to one-year high

Biden Condemns New Jerusalem Settlements While In Israel

Biden urges Israel to take risks for peace (AP)

Dem seeks congressional pay cut

Democrats Eye Moratorium On Earmarked Spending Projects

Obama Administration Will Test Program To Let Homeowners Sell For Less Than They Owe

Obama To Unveil New Vision For NASA Space Program

GM may reinstate 661 dealerships

U.S. envoy seeks Mideast talks deal

Dems start push for NAFTA repeal

Lobbying Reform Proposal Would Ban Congressmen From K Street FOR LIFE

Ford’s US sales skyrocket 43%

Obama to ‘sharply reduce nukes’

Toxic Waters – Rulings Restrict Clean Water Act, Hampering E.P.A.

Atheists Hail Historic Meeting with Obama Administration

DoD opens access to social media sites – Air Force News

Economy grew 5.9% in 4th quarter

New retirement savings rules coming

Obama Administration Floats Foreclosure Ban

Obama May Make ‘Living Wage’ Factor In Awarding Contracts

VA to reopen Gulf War vets’ files (AP)

House votes to kill antitrust exemption for health insurers

FDA Considers Regulating Safety of Electronic Health Systems

Democrats Want To Phase Out Use Of Military Contractors

Bill would ban security contractors from war zones

The Military Declares War… On Climate Change

Obama to propose limits on insurance rates (AP)

Congress launches investigation into gas drilling practices

Obama has caught more Taliban Leaders in 1 month than Bush/Cheney did in 6 years

Obama: Social Security fix would be simple

Consumer prices excluding food and energy fall (AP)

Obama to unveil $1.5B in housing aid for hard-hit states (AP)

Obama establishes debt commission

Wall Street Elders Throw Support Behind Obama’s Bank Reform Plan

U.S. To Require Higher Broadband Speeds

Obama Pledging More Than $8 Billion For New Nuclear Reactors

Spain to take five Gitmo inmates

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama kicks off anti-obesity effort

Obama Names U.S. Envoy To The Muslim World

Obama Escalates His Crackdown On Lobbying Industry

Obama to expand women’s programs

Obama signs ‘pay as you go’ legislation into law

New jobless claims tumble

Obama report: 95,000 jobs to come each month

Obama admin. demands justification for health insurer’s 39 percent rate hike

Obama wants junk food vending machines banned from schools

Obama launches new Climate Service

Obama Plans Bipartisan Summit on Health Care?

Graph! Job Loss Exploded Under Bush, Gets Better Under Obama

Obama wants TARP funds for small businesses

Comm. Sec. wants to double US exports

Dalai Lama to visit White House

Obama’s Quiet Revolution

New York AG filing civil charges against BofA?

Iran ‘ready’ for nuclear fuel swap

Dems Want Constitutional Amendment To Restrict Corporate Political Spending

Defense officials say lift military ban on gays (AP)

Obama Will Do Another Q&A — This One With Democrats

Taxes on rich to increase by $1 trillion

RUSSIA, US back nuclear disarmament.

‘No Child Left Behind’: Obama To Seek Sweeping Changes In Law

Obama finds $20B in cuts

Congress ‘productive’, in spite of it all

Obama’s jobs plan: $5,000 tax credit for every new worker

WATCH: Cameras Roll As Obama Schools GOP During Hour-Long Session

Obama unveils 33-billion-dollar jobs package

US gov’t: 28% cut in greenhouse emissions

Economy grows at 5.7 pct pace, fastest since 2003 (AP)

Obama announces $8 billion investment in high-speed train system

Senate OKs pay-as-you-go spending curbs; GOP votes ‘no’

Obama will establish deficit reduction commission

Obama to freeze pay of top officials

Wind Power Growth Up 39% Due To Government Stimulus

Obama proposes new policies to help the middle class

Obama vows to keep fighting Wall St

Obama creates task force to fight deficit

US, Israel meet in push for peace

Biden: US to appeal dismissal of Blackwater case

Why It’s Good News When Obama Sinks the Market

Obama: Supreme Court ruling ‘strikes at our democracy itself’

Clinton Unveils Civilian Strategy for Afghanistan, Pakistan

Combative Obama pushes job creation bill

Campaign Begins To Kill Filibuster

NIST completes first release of Smart Grid framework

Goldman Sachs Under Investigation For Its Role In Subprime Mortgage Meltdown

Obama Signs Bill Making Haiti Donations Tax Deductible For 2009

Obama rips SCotUS on corp. donations

Obama Unveils New Restrictions To Rein In Big Banks

Opposition To Bernanke Growing, Confirmation Vote Delayed

Hillary Clinton: Internet Freedom Is Part Of U.S. Foreign Policy

Clinton’s Speech on Internet Freedom: A Turning Point for Freedom of Expression

Prestigious Hospitals Questioned In Electronic Health Records Probe

DOL Announces Green Jobs Training Grants

Members Of Congress Talk About Moving Their Money To Small Banks

New York City Moves Its Money, City Will Deposit $25 Million In Local Credit Unions

White House Makes Push For ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’

Obama Orders Crackdown On Tax Cheats

Grayson Wages War Against Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling

Anti-Trust Action Coming Against Banks?

‘Hamas accepts Israel’s right to exist’

US leading index suggests recovery gaining traction

EPA: Greenhouse Gases Are Danger To Human Health, Must Be Regulated

COBRA funds, jobless benefits extended

EPA Says Air Pollution In 600 Neighborhoods Poses Cancer Risk

Reversing itself, FDA expresses concerns over health risks from BPA

EPA Smog Limit: New Strict Proposal To Replace Bush-Era Rule

New year, new policy push for universal broadband

EPA Puts Health First by Limiting Mercury Emissions

FDA Orders Tobacco Companies to Disclose Cigarette Ingredients

Recovery Act Funds 10000th Highway Project

FDA to discuss stricter guidelines for tanning beds due to skin cancer

Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells

HHS Announces New Health IT Workforce Grants

Obama Eliminates Abstinence-Only Funding In Budget

FDA takes drug makers to task on ads

Obama signs order to close Guantanamo Bay facility

Obama Targets Backlog of Veterans’ Claims

Huge increase in veterans benefits in Obama budget

Obama Offers 17% US Emissions Cuts at Climate Summit

Obama’s Consistent Position on the Patriot Act – Know the Facts

Clinton: Israel Must Stop Building West Bank Settlements ‘Forever’

US opposes new settlements in east Jerusalem: White House

US Harshly Rebukes Israel on Settlement Plans

Clinton: Stop Israeli evictions of Palestinian families

US ‘Gift’ Of $200M To Struggling Palestinian Authority

Obama: ‘Absolutely’ no green light for Israel strike

US Pressures Israel To End Gaza Blockade

Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation

Obama Signs Children’s Health Insurance Bill

Republicans Filibustering Everything to Win Elections

mcclatchydc.com — Senate Republicans are using filibusters to derail Democrats’ initiatives, paralyzing Congress to try to make the Democrats look bad in typical “Party Over Country” GOP political strategy.

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