Congress was flirting with a government shutdown heading into the weekend. If lawmakers did not approve a spending bill and President Barack Obama did not sign it into law by Dec. 19, the government would cease to provide funds for non-essential services in the United States.
The House of Representatives has voted to overturn the ban on openly gay and lesbian soldiers serving in the military, and it appears as though the Senate may pass the bill as well.
Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has dropped his threat to employ delay tactics in order to block passage of the United States’ nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
Getting the right amount of nutrients is important for infants, especially for those who were breastfed when they were younger.
The Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of a $858 billion tax cut package on Dec. 15, which sends the bill to an uncertain fate in the House of Representatives.
A host of Republican leaders have signed an open letter by the Family Research Council (FRC), which defended its First Amendment rights following a character attack by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Amblyopia is a vision problem that affects millions of children all over the world. Many affected adolescents are self-conscious because of the physical abnormalities associated with some cases, while others may suffer in school because of their vision impairments.
President Barack Obama is confident that key aspects of his healthcare law will survive, even after a Federal judge in Virginia ruled that the individual-mandate provision was unconstitutional.
Individuals who are trying to lower their blood pressure and improve their heart health may be able to do so without having to resort to medications that often cause side effects.
The Senate is expected to approve the tax cuts package negotiated by President Barack Obama and Republican leaders, which will put pressure on the House of Representatives to pass the legislation before the Bush-era tax breaks expire on Dec. 31.