The Pentagon's request for a $33 billion war supplemental for Afghanistan has Congress concerned about long-term costs. Training Afghan security forces, for instance, could take years.
Some Democrats have been attacked or threatened over passage of healthcare reform. Now, GOP leaders are fighting back against suggestions that their party is somehow responsible.
Like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo run Chinese search engines. But they are continuing to comply with censorship even after Google China has stopped. Some in Congress say US technology companies should be compelled to take a firmer stance on free speech in China.
Marijuana advocacy groups heralded Wednesday's news, but the path to marijuana legalization could be difficult, say opponents and legal experts.
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an LAX airport ban on solicitation in its terminals – challenged by a Hare Krishna group – is legal. It's the latest legal setback for the group.
The relationship has often been stormy. But the US likes the way Pakistan is fighting Taliban extremists and Al Qaeda and is willing to speed along military aid. Help with nuclear power is another matter.
The Pentagon announced changes Thursday to how the 'don't ask, don't tell' law approaches the investigation of homosexual conduct.
The Vice President's salty language at Tuesday's healthcare reform bill signing amused the President, according to Biden.
Senate Democrats prevail, so far, in keeping the package of healthcare 'fixes' intact. But the House will need to vote on it again to address small adjustments in the part dealing with student loans.
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.