Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the House's healthcare reform bill Thursday. She had to compromise with conservative Democrats on the public option in order to win their votes.
Hillary Clinton is traveling to two places this week – Pakistan and the Middle East – where high-profile special envoys named by Obama have had trouble making progress.
Obama signed the Military Commissions Act of 2009 Wednesday. Critics say it is an improvement over past efforts but still offers only second-class justice to Guantánamo detainees.
A new report links the CIA with Ahmed Wali Karzai, a influential Afghan reputed to be a drug lord. The CIA has long fought wars through such men, but does that work?
American officials are pleased with the Pakistan Army’s offensive against militants in South Waziristan. Wednesday’s bombing in Peshawar might strengthen Pakistan’s resolve.
Michael Jackson's estate has reportedly earned $90 million since the entertainer's death in June – and "This Is It" may boost that number. But his estate's long-term value remains unclear.
The film 'This Is It' could help remind viewers of the Michael Jackson of the 1980s – instead of the troubled artist who was beset by scandal in recent years.
A temporary repair made during Labor Day weekend failed in high winds, leaving thousands of commuters in a traffic mess. The Federal Highway Administration is investigating.
State standards and 'proficiency' measures vary widely, according to a new study from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Pitcher Cliff Lee's extraordinary effort in the Phillies' 6-1 win over the Yankees in Game 1 of the World Series included a behind-the-back catch.
Gay-rights groups welcomed the move, which expands hate-crime law to include crimes based on gender and sexual orientation. But some legal scholars suggest it's an overreach of federal power.
High executive pay and bonuses are unseemly after taxpayer bailouts, many Democrats charge. But GOP lawmakers worry about federal 'pay czar' meddling in the workings of capitalism.
Edward Brooke was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor Wednesday. Mr. Brooke was the first African-American elected to the US Senate by popular vote.
The 2009 Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif., highlighted the recently released Shriver Report, which found that women now make up half of all American workers.
Two Chicago men are being charged over a plot to attack a Danish newspaper that published a controversial cartoon of the prophet Muhammed in 2005.
The FAA moved quickly to revoke Northwest pilots' licenses. But their mistake raises thorny issues. Do cockpits need better monitoring? Does communication between flight controllers and the US military need improvement?
Many national conservative figures are supporting the Conservative Party's Doug Hoffman in a New York special election. Republican Dede Scozzafava is seen as too liberal.
President Obama announced Tuesday $3.4 billion in stimulus funding to 'smart grid' projects aimed at promoting green power and reducing electricity bills and blackouts.
The House Financial Services Committee announced a plan Tuesday to give regulators tools needed to crack down on banks' risky behavior. It will be a tough job, experts say.