Obama health plan includes a Health Insurance Rate Authority, which could put private insurers out of business.
Senate Democrats should pass Obama's healthcare plan with 51 votes. Trying to win over Republicans is a waste of time.
The Obama healthcare plan, unveiled Monday, would rein in rate hikes, and includes an exchange where people can shop for coverage, but not a public option.
States' pension woes only have grown worse in the past year, a new study by the Pew Center for the States finds. This problem can't be laid at the door of the recession.
Healthcare reform legislation often means cutting 'deals,' but public anger over earmarks may further gridlock healthcare reform.
President Obama's federal budget includes proposals to increase housing assistance and boost programs that help low-income Americans. That's good news for cities.
Senate Democrats raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion and passed a pay-as-you-go measure Thursday. Both needed 60 votes. But a bid to cap federal spending exposed different fault lines.
Full text of President Obama's State of the Union address
James O’Keefe and three others are accused of attempted phone tampering in an office for Sen. Mary Landrieu. Liberals are likening the incident to the Watergate break-in.