Republicans said after the healthcare summit that Obama and the Democrats appear ready to go it alone on healthcare. That means resorting to a process called reconciliation, which allows measures to pass by a simple majority.
02/25/2010 08:14 pm
Breaking partisan stalemate, 13 Republicans joined Democrats Wednesday to approve a $15 billion jobs bill. Both sides see the cooperation as a template for progress on future legislation.
02/24/2010 04:19 pm
Under Obama’s plan, states would be eligible for federal Title I funding only if they adopt new academic standards that are certified as 'college- and career-ready.'
02/22/2010 07:58 pm
Twelve senators so far have opted not to run again, the second-highest number of retiring senators in 75 years. Among their frustrations: the Senate's increasingly partisan climate.
02/22/2010 04:05 pm
Gallery Retiring senators
Obama is urging lawmakers to take a constructive approach to the bipartisan healthcare summit on Thursday. But many members of the GOP are wary of the meeting.
02/21/2010 11:48 am
State pension funds are $1 trillion short, according to the Pew Center on the States. How does your state stack up?
02/18/2010 11:15 am
Another winter storm is moving across the US Monday, but forecasters hope the worst of the season's storms will be over by the end of next week.
02/15/2010 06:03 pm
Berry’s latest collection of essays celebrates the power of place.
02/09/2010 05:30 am
Tea Party Nation announced at its first convention Friday that it’s forming a political action committee to help fund, train, and guide upstart campaigns across the country. It won’t be the first, or likely the last.
02/05/2010 07:13 pm