US Officials say a prison for ‘Gitmo’ detainees will boost rural Thomson, Ill. Don’t count on it.
Sen. Chris Dodd said Republicans were "terribly naive" for wanting more time to study financial regulation reform
Here are five key changes that the Obama administration is proposing in an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act.
For House Democrats to win passage of healthcare reform, 216 lawmakers must vote 'yea.' The vote could come as early as this week.
The 'tea party' movement coalesces around fiscal responsibility and limited federal government, not bans on abortion or gay marriage. It's an agenda that some say will attract more people to the Republican Party, though it may leave social conservatives wandering in the wilderness.
GOP senators who have been willing to work openly with Democrats say that the process for healthcare reform could end the prospects for bipartisanship elsewhere. Possibly at stake in the Senate: comprehensive immigration reform and financial regulation.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the vote on the healthcare reform bill may come next week, but House Democrats are waiting for assurances about what the Senate will do afterward.
Republican governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia, reversing his previous position, this week extended nondiscrimination protections to gay state workers. His emergence as a gay rights defender may signal that 'culture wars' issues loom less large within the GOP, as economic concerns rise.
Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts has reached across the aisle in his first five weeks on the job. But his interest in dissolving gridlock doesn't extend to supporting the healthcare bill.
To avoid gridlock and partisan politics look to your state government. The states increasingly hold the power and influence over Washington in shaping American law – from safety to energy to social justice.