WASHINGTON, DC -- John McCain and Barack Obama outlined steps to counter the faltering economy and plummeting stock market on Friday, fresh evidence of the dominant role of pocketbook issues in their race for the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For months, Sen. John Warner has been looked upon as the man who could -- at any moment -- tip the Iraq debate on Capitol Hill because of his influence on a Republican caucus growing increasingly uneasy about the war.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Wednesday that the budget standoff in Washington and partisan bickering have eroded the confidence of the American people and damaged the credibility of the U.S. Congress.
The House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore a benefit that helps families of fallen soldiers plan funerals and meet their loved ones' bodies - a snag of the government shutdown that drew outrage across the country.
The Senate sat in almost total silence Tuesday as two of its most respected members denounced the suspension of a benefit that helps families of fallen soldiers meet their flag-draped coffins - an unexpected side effect of the government shutdown.