House vote seen as big defeat for freshman Governor Patrick.
It may be a lifeless ideology, but even conservatives enjoy better lives because of the programs it spawned.
Critics say that FAA inspectors cut airlines too much slack.
Activists target lawmakers in Congress who cooperated with the opposition party.
Rep. Tom Cole, head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, says voters in districts with open GOP seats will still vote Republican. But he acknowledges challenges for the November election.
From fast-food chains to Congress, moves are afoot to reduce animal suffering and ensure food safety
President lobbied hard Thursday for renewal of Protect America Act, which expires Feb. 16.
A week ago, analysts expected a 0.5 percentage point trim. Now they're not so sure.