George H.W. Bush, along with Maya Angelou, Stan Musial and a dozen others, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom early next year. George H.W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States.
The equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.
On Wednesday, the Labor Department reported that trade union membership rose 420,000 in 2008. New legislation could speed such growth.
Obama goes on the attack with a new ad, while the GOP candidate calls for an investigation.