â€¢ Geithner won't rule out firing more executives of private companies.
â€¢ Meanwhile, the Treasury Department refuses to disclose details of TARP funding to congressionally-mandated oversight panel created specifically to monitor bailout spending.
â€¢ Senate bill would federalize network security, forcing even private companies to use federally-mandated systems.
â€¢ Combined federal government commitment on bailouts hits $12.8 trillion, a 70 percent increase since November, and nearly 90 percent of total U.S. GDP for 2008.
â€¢ Oregon bill would raise the smoking age to 21.
â€¢ New drug czar says at hearing he will focus on demand reduction, prevention rather than enforcement.