The health care vote results came in late Sunday night, with the House passing the bill, 219 to 212. President Obama is set to sign the bill into law this week. After that, the Senate will take up 'fixes.'
Americans are 'jamming the phone lines' to Capitol Hill as Congress takes up a monolithic healthcare bill this weekend. It’s as close as Washington gets to a political earthquake.
Members of the Tea Party movement say they are not beholden to the GOP.
House Democrats are considering a package of 'fixes' to the Senate healthcare reform bill. Among the demands: lowering the cost of the bill and removing sweetheart deals for some states.
For House Democrats to win passage of healthcare reform, 216 lawmakers must vote 'yea.' The vote could come as early as this week.
GOP senators who have been willing to work openly with Democrats say that the process for healthcare reform could end the prospects for bipartisanship elsewhere. Possibly at stake in the Senate: comprehensive immigration reform and financial regulation.
Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts has reached across the aisle in his first five weeks on the job. But his interest in dissolving gridlock doesn't extend to supporting the healthcare bill.
From 'tea party' protesters to antiwar advocates, Americans on all sides of the political spectrum seem angry about something. But for all the tumult, the disaffection today is far less than in many periods in the past.
The retirement of Rep. Bill Delahunt (D) of Massachusetts hands the GOP yet another opportunity in its bid for a House takeover in the fall.
Despite Obama’s focused aggression at the health care summit, it was not focused at the right people, the ones whose votes will control the final outcome.