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Georgia Budget Hearings Continue

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Georgia is working to cut about $2 billion from its budget as the recession has taken a chunk out of state revenues.

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Homeless Agency Fires Illinois First Lady

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times report the Chicago Christian Industrial League's board exercised a termination clause of Patti Blagojevich's contract on Tuesday. She had been hired in August.

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Ex-prison workers say they were wrongfully fired

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Two former South Carolina prison employees are suing, saying they were discriminated against and wrongfully fired after reporting concerns over the prison health care system.

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Three-quarters of stimulus to go in 18 months

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A top White House official says the Obama administration wants to spend three-quarters of an $825 billion economic stimulus package within 18 months of its passage.

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Clinton is new secretary of state

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is now Secretary of State. After Senate confirmation late this afternoon, Clinton was sworn in as the nation's 67th secretary of state in her office in the Russell Senate Office Building.

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Ga. man sentenced for assaulting mail carrier

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A Georgia man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for assaulting a pregnant mail carrier to retrieve a package containing marijuana.

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Fire at Obama supporter's home called suspicious

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A fire that destroyed the home of a supporter of President Barack Obama while she was in Washington, D.C. to attend his inauguration may have been caused by arson.

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Reports: Caroline Kennedy withdraws Senate bid

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Published reports say Caroline Kennedy is withdrawing her bid to join the U.S. Senate in the seat once held by her uncle, slain Sen. Bobby Kennedy.

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Obama takes presidential oath -- again

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Chief Justice John Roberts has administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time just to be on the safe side.

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Obama to meet war council on first full day

Posted: 01/20/2009 - The new commander in chief's promise to end the war in Iraq -- and his hope for a turnaround in Afghanistan -- will be on the agenda Wednesday when he meets with top commanders and national security aides.

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Obamas dance to 'At Last'

Posted: 01/20/2009 - President Barack Obama and his wife are getting serenaded by Beyonce at their first inaugural dance.

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Senate confirms 6 cabinet secretaries

Posted: 01/20/2009 - The Senate has swiftly approved six members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. But senators put off for a day the vote on his choice of Hillary Rodham Clinton to be secretary of state.

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Bush tells cheering Texans 'it is good to be home'

Posted: 01/20/2009 - President George W. Bush says "it is good to be home." Waving cardboard red, white and blue "W"s, thousands welcomed the now former president his wife, Laura, to their new home in Texas.

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Obama halts all regulations pending review

Posted: 01/20/2009 - One of President Barack Obama's first acts is to order federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until his administration can review them.

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Mail-hoarding carriers uncommon but embarrassing

Posted: 01/20/2009 - It's something that doesn't happen very often, but when it does, it's a huge embarrassment for the U.S. Postal Service: Carriers who, instead of delivering the mail, resort to hiding it in garages, self-storage units and the dark of their basements.

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