Despite the growing federal deficit and debt, the House of Representatives voted 221 to 202 to approve a spending bill last week that provides $447 billion in funding for several government departments and agencies for the next budget year.
Appearing on weekend talk show programs, prominent lawmakers that caucus with the Democrats have called on the party to offer more concessions in exchange for their support of the healthcare reform bill.
The House of Representatives has voted on a bill that contains provisions for far-reaching financial regulations and creates a consumer protection agency.
In an attempt to meet the self-imposed January deadline for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the government has said it will purchase a nearly empty state prison in Thomson, Illinois, and transfer up to 100 prisoners currently held at the Cuban base.
Looking ahead to the 2010 elections, a greater percentage of voters would now prefer to elect a Republican to Congress rather than a Democrat, according to the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired Sunday, President Barack Obama gave himself a "good, solid B+" grade for his first 11 months in office.
As part of President Obama’s effort to close down the controversial prison at Guantanamo Bay, the government has said two more detainees were recently transferred to France and Hungary, respectively.
On Monday, President Barack Obama met with the leaders of the nation’s largest financial institutions and demanded that they put forth an "extraordinary" effort to help aid the struggling economy.
When Barack Obama arrives in Copenhagen, Denmark this week to take part in the United Nations (U.N.) conference on climate change, his political adversaries will be there waiting for him.
As the controversy surrounding the leaked emails from environmental scientists casting doubt on the validity of the data behind global warming continues, there are signs that there is substantial disagreement on the issue within the GOP.