Sep 15, 2011, 11:54 p.m.
Senate approves FAA, highway funding extensions
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate approved legislation on Thursday to temporarily renew funding for airport and highway improvement projects, averting threatened shutdowns of both programs and job cuts affecting thousands of construction and other workers. The chamber approved the bill, 92-6, that conveyed legal authority for the government to extend the Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Department programs through January and March respectively.
Analysis: Sarah Palin's predicament -- will she run in 2012?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sarah Palin faces a dilemma. The conservative firebrand could use her electrifying, combative personality to leap into the race to determine the Republican nominee to run for president in 2012.
Obama plan poor substitute for growth: Boehner
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in Congress on Thursday dismissed President Barack Obama's jobs-creation package as a "poor substitute" for policies that would boost the economy and ruled out tax increases as a way to close the country's budget gap. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, in high-profile speech, called on a special congressional "super committee" to consider tax reforms that would close loopholes but not raise rates -- or tax revenues -- as part of its bid to cut the U.S. deficit.