Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the vote on the healthcare reform bill may come next week, but House Democrats are waiting for assurances about what the Senate will do afterward.
But moral panic won't help lower divorce rates and teen pregnancy in conservative states; education will.
Advocates of legislation to create a national insurance program say it's better to plan ahead than do a bailout after a natural disaster. Critics say it would amount to a subsidy for owners of coastal mansions and encourage people to live in places they shouldn't.
The bill gained bipartisan support and passed Wednesday 62 to 36. Among other things, the measure extends popular tax breaks for companies that take part in high-tech job creation.
States can have more influence on American lives in everything from same sex marriage to medical marijuana because state legislators get along in ways not possible in Washington's political gridlock.
At Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., Obama acknowledged Monday that trying to pass healthcare reform will be a heavy political lift.
House and Senate still have to work out tough issues on healthcare reform, including funding and abortion. The devil could be in the details – including 'fixes' House members want made to the Senate bill.
Grace Groner surprised everyone by leaving $7 million to her alma mater, Lake Forest College. But secret millionaires, even Warren Buffet, share these wealth-building traits.
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.