Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee reduced penalties for those without health insurance, but not as much as Republicans want.
Americans are evenly-divided on abortion in a new Pew poll, with a slim majority now against abortion.
Gallup says the gap between Republican and Democratic voters has narrowed to six points. 'Leaners' are the key, and healthcare and the economy are top reasons.
Beau Biden, son of the vice president, is back from a year in Iraq. He'd start a Senate run in Delaware with a leg up, but 2010 looks to be a tough election for Democrats.
Rep. Alan Grayson said the Republican healthcare plan was for sick people to 'die quickly.' He is bringing a new style of raw confrontation to Congress.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen aims to halt criticism that US allies are not doing their share during a speech in Washington this afternoon.
New poll shows lowest support yet among public for Obama's and Democrats' healthcare plan. Republicans see backlash to huge overall increase in federal spending.
The former CEO of Hewlett Packard, who hasn't formally announced her candidacy for the US Senate seat from California, would be one of the few women fielded for high office by the state GOP.