- House Set to Vote on Bailout:
The US House is debating the Bailout Bill this morning, preparing for a vote expected later today. The version they're considering is heftier version approved by the Senate earlier this week. Speaker Pelosi said of the pending vote, "We're not going to take a bill to the floor that doesn't have the votes. I'm optimistic that we will take a bill to the floor." The House rejected the first Bailout plan on Monday.
- Fact-Checking and Debate Quotes:
The morning after the Vice Presidential Debate, analysis is running high. If you're looking to make analysis of your own, individual facts from the debate have now been checked, along with full quotes from the transcripts, so you can make up your own mind. If you missed the excitement, check out our reactions to the debate and the live-comments.
- Fewer People Entering US Illegally:
A report released today shows that fewer people are trying to enter the US illegally, and that over the past year there has been no growth in the number of illegal immigrants in residence. For the first time in almost 10 years, the number of people entering illegally was lower than those coming in through legal channels. Experts think the loss of low-wage jobs in the American economy and tighter borders could be the cause.