The House's caucus of conservative Democrats has long threatened its party's leadership only to fall in line. But Blue Dogs are taking a harder line on healthcare.
Independents now make up 34 percent of the electorate. Polls suggest they're worried about the cost of reform, but are not averse to a public option.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is now scheduled to vote on the Supreme Court nominee on July 28. She is expected to win approval both there and in the full Senate.
Halfway to President Obama’s deadline, basic aspects of the closure are undecided.
The senator said healthcare would be Obama's 'Waterloo' – if Obama lost, it would break him. Now, Obama is using the comment as an example of crass Beltway obstructionism.
A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday to hash out details. The same panel helped President Bush to his first major legislative victory.
The Republican congressman and Afghan war veteran is a moderate who has worked across the aisle.
Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that a plan to bring federal spending into balance would have ‘considerable near-term economic benefits,’ such as lower interest rates.