The race for House votes on the healthcare reform bill is shaping up to be too close to call. Much of the lobbying this week will focus on a small group of House Democrats seen as 'swing votes.'
President Obama has created a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to help balance the federal budget by 2015. But few are optimistic about its ability to make substantial cuts.
US Officials say a prison for ‘Gitmo’ detainees will boost rural Thomson, Ill. Don’t count on it.
Gunmen in the violence-plagued border city of Cuidad Juarez killed two Americans and one Mexican with ties to the US Consulate on Saturday. Authorities are still trying to assess the motive for the Mexico killings.
Actor and producer Tom Hanks, takes pictures after a tribute to honor WW II vets that served in the Pacific Theater, March 11, 2010. The event was held at the World War II Memorial on the Mall and coincides with the upcoming HBO miniseries entitled "The Pacific."
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.
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.
White House 'drug czar' Gil Kerlikowske lays out his most thorough arguments yet against marijuana legalization. They help clear up confusion over White House drug policy, and can serve as talking points for parents and officials.
A bear cools off from intense summer heat with a frozen watermelon in Rio de Janeiro's city zoo on Friday.
President Obama postpones next week's trip to Guam, Indonesia, and Australia. He'll stay around to help push a healthcare reform bill to the finish line.