The House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee grilled Dick Fuld, chief executive of Lehman Brothers, about bonuses paid to the firm's executives even as the company appealed to the federal government for a bailout to save it from bankruptcy.
The economic rescue plan was extremely unpopular with voters. and only improved a bit once the name changed from 'bailout' to 'rescue package.' For conservative Republicans especially, the bailout smacks of a big government takeover of private business.
To preview Wednesdays final Presidential debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, The Takeaway talks to writer James Fallows. His Atlantic Monthly article, 'Rhetorical Questions,' examined the make-or-break debate moments for candidates.
With the case of Senator Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, is going to the jury, and a verdict expected any day now, Capitol News Connection's Todd Zwillich looks into the history of other senators who've been in legal trouble while in office.
Across the country this week Democrats are on a political high. Senators and members of Congress alike benefited at the polls from of the poor approval ratings of their Republican counterparts. But even today not every race is decided.