Fellow Democrats greeted him warmly Tuesday, but his vote is no guarantee that thorny legislation – such as healthcare reform and a sweeping energy bill – will hit the fast track.
By the end of July, it should be clear whether his top legislative initiatives – healthcare reform and climate-change legislation – are on track.
It's better for Democrats than 59. But a Senate supermajority didn't much help the last president to have one: Jimmy Carter.
And more states may follow, as officials try to balance budgets in the midst of an economic slump.
Senate incumbent Coleman bows out after Minnesota's Supreme Court rules for the Democratic challenger. Democrats gain crucial 60th Senate seat.
GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, who voted to impeach President Clinton, cites the former president as an example of someone whose on-the-job performance trumped personal problems.
A successful vote Friday could give the administration momentum on its biggest priority: healthcare reform.
A new layering process renders prototypes that pop.
A number of states are moving to curtail the sale and use of bottles that have this chemical. But industry groups say BPA's risks are overblown.