House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Democrats are not giving up too much in the push to pass a bipartisan health reform plan.
As House Democrats try to round up votes for a health reform plan and a bipartisan group works on a Senate compromise, two bloggers size up the prospects for a public health insurance plan.
Amid sharpening political divisions in Congress over the push for a health care overhaul, President Barack Obama will hold a prime-time news conference Wednesday to talk about his push for reform and other key policy issues. Continue reading
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Democrat Al Franken narrowly defeated Republican Norm Coleman in last year’s U.S. Senate race. Analysts discuss the case and the significance of Franken’s win. Continue reading
Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, 69, is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leahy and the now-ranking GOP member of the committee, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, will be responsible for overseeing the upcoming Supreme Court nomination hearings. Continue reading
Republican incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss decisively won a second term in Georgia’s Tuesday run-off, blocking Democratic efforts to reach 60 Senate seats. Continue reading
While much political attention in past weeks has centered on President-elect Barack Obama’s picks for his incoming administration, Georgia voters are casting ballots again Tuesday in an important run-off that has national implications. Continue reading
A day after Democrat Barack Obama’s decisive presidential win, world leaders expressed their congratulations, calling the results “historic,” and laying out their hopes for resolutions of problems in their regions of the globe. Continue reading
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urged Congress to pass a $700 billion financial bailout Tuesday, saying the national economy could suffer more if too much time passes. Continue reading