United Nations Special Rapporteur Margaret Sekaggya told a congressional panel Tuesday of her continued concern over what she has called a ‘pattern of harassment and persecution against human rights defenders.’
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy speaks in the House of Representatives before a joint session of Congress in Washington. Kennedy issued the challenge, 'I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.' A little over eight years later, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.
Senate parliamentarian Alan Frumin becomes the top power broker on health reform if Democrats' 60-vote strategy fails.
Many gay rights activists think Obama isn’t doing enough. But he’s in no rush on same-sex marriage or the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy.
Meanwhile, Congress is now likely to add sexual orientation to federal hate crimes law, and President Obama will address a major gay-rights organization Saturday night.
GOP's Mike Castle of Delaware, nine-term congressman, puts Republicans in strong position to pick up a Senate seat in 2010, whether or not Beau Biden (D) enters the race.
Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, returned from Iraq Wednesday. He's tipped to run for the US Senate. Several other political families also have members eyeing 2010.
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 equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.