U.S. hospitals have been slow to enter the digital records age. According to a new study, less than 2 percent of hospitals have a comprehensive electronic health record system in place, and only about 8 percent have even a basic…
By PBS NewsHour
Public transit ridership is at a 50-year high, but the economic downturn is putting new pressure on already overburdened transit agencies. Special correspondent Rick Karr reports as part of the "Blueprint America" series on infrastructure, produced in collaboration with WNET…
When the stimulus bill was passed with no Republican votes in the House and little GOP support in the Senate, questions arose on the state of bipartisan ties with the new Obama administration. Historians give their perspectives on how bipartisanship…
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks mull the political news of the week, including the battle in Congress over the stimulus bill and Sen. Judd Gregg's decision to drop his bid to become the Obama administration's commerce chief.
Lawmakers continued Thursday to nail down the details of the economic stimulus bill in a push toward a final vote. Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty examine the bill's effectiveness and react to news of Judd Gregg's…
White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod discusses President Barack Obama's stance in the struggle to pass a stimulus bill and reflects on errors made in how the Obama team has handled some of the nominations to top administration positions.
Foreign governments are outraged over a provision of the stimulus bill requiring that any manufactured goods used in public works projects connected with stimulus money come from American suppliers. Experts mull the dispute.
The debate over the stimulus bill continued in the Senate and President Obama signed legislation to increase health care spending for low-income children. Jim Lehrer reports on this and other news of the day.
President Obama announced Monday new caps on executive pay for those firms receiving federal bailout aid. Analysts examine the new guidelines.
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