By giving ground on tort reform, Harry Reid could meet Republicans in the middle and pass meaningful health care reform for all Americans.
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman indicates he won't go for a healthcare reform bill with anything resembling a public option – including the Medicare buy-in compromise. If he prevails, what are the choices for liberals who want the public option?
Sen. Joe Lieberman, an Independent who caucuses with Democrats, has been a key vote on important bills. He's been unwavering so far in his opposition to including any kind of public option in the healthcare reform bill.
Canada's volunteer approach to finding a place to store spent nuclear waste, which is radioactive for 10,000 years, contrasts the US.
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.
Under the healthcare public option plan being fashioned by Senate liberals and moderates, private nonprofit insurance plans would have to meet standards comparable to the options now offered federal employees.
The Senate defeated the anti-abortion Nelson amendment Tuesday. But President Obama has not made abortion rights a priority in healthcare reform, so the issue remains in play.
On eve of the global warming summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, an informal global survey shows that public interest in the issue is waning. But many people are taking individual steps to curb global warming.
President Obama visited Senate Democrats Sunday during a rare weekend session. He encouraged Democrats to pass a healthcare reform bill, and they appear to be making slow progress toward that goal.