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Pa. governor apologizes for comments on Napolitano

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has apologized for his comment that the Arizona governor is a good choice for Homeland Security secretary because she "has no family."

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Automakers try again to sell Congress on rescue

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Humbled U.S. automakers are pleading with Congress to approve an expanded $34 billion rescue package to save their troubled industry. But Detroit's Big Three auto executives face continued skepticism from lawmakers in an encore appearance on Capitol Hill.

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Wamp wants Frist to decide on run by next month

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Republican Rep. Zach Wamp says he wants to launch his gubernatorial campaign as early as next month if former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist decides not to seek the GOP nomination.

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Obama reserves judgment on automakers' plans

Posted: 12/03/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama says it appears that the heads of the Big Three automakers are coming back to Congress with a "more serious set of plans" for how their companies are going to survive.

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Obama taps Richardson for Commerce

Posted: 12/03/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has selected New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson to be secretary of commerce in his new administration.

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DC wants Obama to back Congress vote with limo tag

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The District of Columbia is urging President-elect Barack Obama to use license plates on the presidential limousine that support the city's attempt to get a vote in Congress.

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Franken gets bump from 171 found ballots

Posted: 12/03/2008 - A newly discovered group of ballots is giving a slight boost to Democrat Al Franken's chances in the disputed Minnesota Senate race, but it still isn't enough to undo the incumbent's persistent lead.

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Government recommends Kansas for biodefense lab

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Congressional lawmakers and staff say the federal government will recommend a site in Kansas for a new $450 million laboratory to study biological threats like anthrax and foot-and-mouth disease.

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GM says it needs $12 billion loans by late March

Posted: 12/02/2008 - General Motors says it needs $4 billion in government loans this month and a total of $12 billion by late March to keep operating. The troubled automaker says it plans to slash its numbers of workers, vehicle brands and plants by 2012.

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Panel: Bio attack likely in next 5 years

Posted: 12/02/2008 - A report obtained by The Associated Press says the U.S. can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or biological weapons in the next five years.

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Bredesen lauds Obama's meeting with governors

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen says a meeting President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden had with the nation's governors in Philadelphia was productive.

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