Senate Democratic leaders celebrated Saturday when their health care reform bill passed a key procedural hurdle, but by Monday deep divisions over some key provisions of the $848 billion legislation were already back in the spotlight.
The push by the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to include a public option into a health care reform bill drew sharply different reactions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, with liberals voicing support, moderates airing concerns, and Republicans promising a…
Among the health reform proposals under debate on Capitol Hill is a plan to allow states to opt out of a public option -- which may help legislation pass through Congress, but how would it work to drive down costs?…
Although the Senate is poised to have at least a 57-seat Democratic majority, the new Congress has begun to reach across party lines. Analysts mull the pros and cons of the Party's majority, its implications for President-elect Barack Obama and…
By PBS NewsHour
Senate Democrats decided Tuesday to allow Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat turned independent, to keep his post as a committee chair despite having supported Republican John McCain's failed run for the White House.
Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, a long-time backer of Sen. John McCain, made the case for McCain's ability to work across partisan lines as a potential president at the GOP convention. Following is text of his speech to the RNC.
At the close of the Republican convention's second day, political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks and historians Michael Beschloss and Richard Norton Smith examine the strengths of the night's speeches and the rally for the GOP party in St.
As the Republican National Convention resumes with its first full night of prime-time speakers, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the Sen. John McCain's vice presidential pick, the speeches ahead and the issues at play within the Republican party.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Over the last few months, new legislation has been introduced in Congress that aims to reduce the effects of global warming by midcentury.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the diplomatic efforts to end the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict, a possible civil war in Iraq, the Connecticut primary and the U.S. Senate.
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