It was a rough week for President Obama. He lost the candidates he had nominated for two important jobs in his administration and didn't achieve the bipartisan consensus he wanted on the stimulus bill.
A day after President Obama announced he would stand by Tom Daschle, the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department, Daschle has withdrawn his name for consideration. For more we turn to Todd Zwillich of Capitol News Connection.
Things are not slowing down at all this week on Capitol Hill: Tim Geithner is likely to be approved as Treasury Secretary, the new Senator from New York will be sworn in, and the Senate Appropriations Committee will debate the stimulus bill.
Chaos has embarked upon our nation's capitol today and no one knows that better than Capitol News Connection's Todd Zwillich. He joins us from one of the best seats in the business for today's festivities.
The streets of Washington, D.C. are filling up with excited people from across the nation and around the world as the final preparation for Barack Obama's swearing in as president get underway. Guests: Todd Zwillich, Femi Oke, and Marcus Mabry.
The Senate has freed up the second half of the bailout funds -- but with conditions. This means President-elect Obama's administration will have money to use to shore up the economy or more specifically the financial institutions.
Between the ongoing confirmation hearings and increasingly tense negotiations on the stimulus package and TARP, it's sure to be another momentous day on the Hill. The Takeaway's guest host, Capitol News Connection reporter Todd Zwillich, gives us details.
As Herman Cain's campaign attempts to deal with allegations of sexual harassment made in Politico over the weekend, another woman has come forward. Cain's camp continues to be criticized for inconsistent answers to the allegations.
With a mandate to implement $1.2 trillion in budget cuts or new revenue by next Wednesday, signs are emerging that the Congressional Super Committee may try to punt its responsibility to other committees.