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.
On the Fourth of July, for the first time in almost eight years, visitors to the statue will be able to climb the spiraling stairs.
Democrats tackle issues from college tuition to healthcare.
Barack Obama launched ads for his campaign in New York this week, contesting Hillary Rodham Clinton in her home state.