Conservatives have traditionally resisted a federal role in education. As a presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan promised to cut the Department of Education.
She must decide whether she wants to be a heavyweight public servant or a rock star.
Bills in Congress call for panels to conduct 'comparative effectiveness research.' Opponents say it could be the first step to government allocation of healthcare resources.
His most important vote, he said, was against the Iraq War. But he also had major impact on human rights and other issues.
Remembrances of the Democratic senator, excerpted here, come from those of all political stripes.
Sen. Edward Kennedy had his share of verbal gaffes – some of them costly – but he will also be remembered as an impassioned orator.