Democrats have reported 10 incidents of threats and violence against members who voted for the healthcare bill Sunday. It is so far unclear whether the gas line at Rep. Tom Perriello's brother's house was cut as an attempt at revenge.
The nuclear weapons deal would replace the START accord of 1991. The apparent agreement comes just ahead of a White House summit on nuclear security in April.
At last count, the mystery monkey of Tampa Bay – who has been avoiding (not outwitting) Florida authorities for a year – has 31,000 Facebook fans.
The Bush administration agreed to store nuclear waste from 21 new reactors. But the federal government still can't meet its commitment to find permanent storage.
Many presidents now sign historic legislation – like the healthcare bill – with multiple pens. Twenty-two isn't even close to the record, in fact.
Starbucks shareholders on Wednesday were the target of activists who want the coffee chain to ban customers who display firearms. So far, Starbucks has an open door policy in states with 'open carry' gun laws.
For a decade, Wake County, N.C., used busing to avoid having schools with high concentrations of students from poor families. Its school board voted this week to abandon its income-diversity goal in favor of a return to neighborhood schools.
The health care reform bill outlaws denial of insurance to those with preexisting conditions. But this change won’t take full effect for years.
Gallup's latest poll on healthcare reform, conducted after the bill's passage, shows almost half the public approving. Nearly 4 in 5 Republicans, however, are 'angry' or 'disappointed.'
The Monitor talks to Rob McKenna, the Republican attorney general of Washington State, who is one of 14 attorneys general who say the new healthcare bill violates the US Constitution.
Among the new health care bill facts: The legislation will bring tax hikes, mainly on the highest-income Americans.
When Joe Biden dropped an expletive during Tuesday's signing of the healthcare reform bill, folks in his home state of Delaware weren't surprised.
Reading among 4th-graders did not improve for the first time since 2003, the latest NAEP scores show. The report, known as the 'nation's report card,' shows a slight gain among 8th-graders.
Obama’s strategy in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict faces a series of 'pass-fail' tests, the State Department says. A meeting Tuesday between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended with little public agreement.
A federal judge said a Mississippi high school violated Constance McMillen's rights when it said she couldn't bring a girlfriend to prom. But the school is avoiding the gay rights issue by canceling prom and allowing parents to sponsor a substitute dance.
Republicans aim to raise amendments and procedural motions, followed by votes that could go on for days during reconciliation. Democrats vow to pass the healthcare fixes unchanged.
Targeting toxic litter, the California Assembly voted to broaden the reach of the state's smoking ban Monday. If Gov. Schwarzenegger signs the bill, other states could follow.
The Obama administration is considering whether to try to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell.' Until then, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has the authority to interpret how the law applies in the US military.
The Plastiki, a boat made from recycled plastic, is sailing from San Francisco to Sydney to raise awareness about ocean-borne plastic litter, particularly in the Pacific garbage patch.
As Obama signs health care bill, attention turns to questions of coverage. In all, some 23 million Americans will still lack insurance in 2019, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate.