Rep. Charles Rangel (D) of New York – Stepped down today from his post as chair of the House Ways and Means committee. Has been dogged by real estate and tax scandals since July, 2008.
President Obama says he is 'exploring' four Republican healthcare ideas from last week's summit, in a bow to bipartisanship seen largely as a public relations move.
An underwater mortgage -- or owing more than a house is worth -- is still a debt obligation. If too many people walk away and default, even if they can make payments, America will face a moral crisis.
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John Shadegg, representing Arizona's 3rd congressional district, will retire in 2010. Shadegg's district has leaned Republican by 9 percentage points in the previous two presidential elections. The Cook Political Report rates this a 'Likely Republican' district.
Party leaders may have settled on a healthcare reform strategy: muscle through legislation with only Democratic votes. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will face defections.
Both sides are angling for position on healthcare reform. But it looks like there'll be no meeting of the minds, and Democrats are likely to go it alone.
After Thursday's healthcare summit, reaction from both sides is positive, but Democrats still likely to proceed without Republican support.
Obama began Thursday's healthcare summit by asking lawmakers to 'focus on where we agree.' But some tense exchanges, including with former campaign opponent John McCain, showed limited success on the bipartisan front.
In a Maryland case involving child abuse, the US Supreme Court ruled that police could interrogate a suspect after he'd invoked his Miranda right to first consult a lawyer. The justices said at least two weeks must pass since the initial questioning.