The healthcare reform tradeoffs reached Tuesday - no public option but expanded Medicare access - may help Senate Democrats win more moderates' votes. But it's still not clear they've got to 60.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in two cases that explore whether a federal 'honest services' law is too vague. A third case, to be heard later, involves the anti-corruption methods used in convicting former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling.
One week into the Senate healthcare reform debate two things are clear: Democrats don't have their 60 votes, and the end is not coming anytime soon.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Congress Thursday that the Afghanistan surge could require 3,000 more support troops in addition to the 30,000 troops President Obama announced this week.
Mortgage scams proliferate as desperate homeowners try to avert foreclosures, pushing state lawmakers into action.
In the Senate, debate began Monday on healthcare reform. A look at the senators' likely votes makes it difficult to see how the public option, as it is currently constituted, can survive.
In Panjshir Province, Governor Bahij says he wants to thwart protest of Afghanistan election. But he wants more autonomy.
In speech Wednesday, Obama touts his $4.35 billion bid to reshape education in America. Schools nationwide are eager to compete for Race to the Top funds.
But will Tea Party protest energy help or hobble the Republican Party? They're challenging some GOP candidates and could split the vote in those races.