Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/07
Hint: Sequoias, dogwood, and maple were runners-up for America's national tree, according to an Arbor Day Foundation poll. But rest assured, Congress made the final decision.
04/30/2010 01:12 pm
After three days of blocking tactics, Republicans allowed the financial reform bill to proceed. What's next? Weeks of amendments as Republicans – and some on the left – try to change the bill.
04/28/2010 09:08 pm
The financial reform bill did not get enough votes to open debate in the Senate Monday. But there appears to be progress behind the scenes, and the bill could resurface this week.
04/26/2010 09:25 pm
The grasshopper is expected to swarm Western states this summer in record numbers, gobbling up grasslands and costing ranchers millions of dollars.
04/06/2010 12:20 pm
The Tiger Woods press conference Monday at the 2010 Masters golf tournament dispensed with formal statements and, for the first time in public, hinted at a man trying to be better.
04/05/2010 05:49 pm
In Pictures The work of sculpture artist Nathalie Miebach
Other large social programs like Medicare and Social Security passed with strong bipartisan majorities, but healthcare reform and its package of 'fixes' lacked a single Republican vote. Republican leaders call the process used to pass healthcare reform a 'game-changer.'
03/26/2010 12:06 pm
Senate Democrats prevail, so far, in keeping the package of healthcare 'fixes' intact. But the House will need to vote on it again to address small adjustments in the part dealing with student loans.
03/25/2010 10:41 am
The Monitor talks to Rob McKenna, the Republican attorney general of Washington State, who is one of 14 attorneys general who say the new healthcare bill violates the US Constitution.
03/24/2010 03:52 pm