Stimulus Plan Lacks Support in Senate, Obama Foresees Catastrophe if it Fails

Government and Economy Senate: Insufficient Votes on Stimulus BillSenate Democrats concede that they lack the votes they need to pass the stimulus bill as currently written. They say that they will seek to cut provisions that would not immediately boost the economy in order to gain the additional support they need. Obama: Failure to Pass the Stimulus Bill Would be “Catastrophic” With Republicans working to reduce President Obama's ballooning economic stimulus plan, the President warned of “a catastrophe” if the bill is not passed quickly. [Read Full Article]


Wage Discrimination Bill Passes Senate, Card-Check Obama's First Labor Test

Government and Economy Ledbetter Wage Bill Passes Senate The Lilly Ledbetter Bill, a wage discrimination bill that presages the pro-labor stance of the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House, has cleared the Senate and could be signed by President Obama within days. Unions vs. Business: An Early Test for Obama President Obama is facing an early important test—card-check—the Employee Free Choice Act. It is a key goal for Labor, which is hoping for action this spring; but that has some other Obama allies—seeing the reaction of business interests—very wor... [Read Full Article]