Success of the 9/11 commission means lawmakers often punt toughest investigations to independent bodies – despite some internal resistance.
American lawmakers say they haven't been briefed on plans, as some in Pakistan describe the administration as 'confused.'
In 1993, they were a major factor in defeating President Clinton's proposals. But this time around, industry leaders sense change is inevitable, and they want a voice.
Healthcare providers tell the president they can trim rising costs by 1.5 percent a year simply by being more efficient.
Backers of the legislation, which passed Thursday, say it will prevent any future wave of foreclosures like the one that has engulfed the US housing market.