The United States Senate voted to block discussion of the 2011 defense authorization bill on Tuesday, effectively halting the passing of the DREAM Act, which would have created a new route to citizenship for certain illegal immigrants, and the repeal of the military’s "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy.
Millions of dollars are spent each year on fertility treatments. Countless couples have sought complicated medical procedures to help them increase their ability to conceive. However, the results of a new study indicate that increasing consumption of antioxidants may be a simple, inexpensive way to help these couples conceive.
The General Assembly of the United Nations is convening for its annual session in New York City this week, welcoming representatives from its 192 member nations to deliberate global issues.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who lost the GOP nomination to Tea Party-backed Joe Miller, decided to run as a write-in candidate in the upcoming midterm elections, saying she wanted to give voters more options. However, her choice has not been welcomed by many conservatives.
Millions of dollars are spent each year fighting kidney disease, often with little success. However, the results of a new study suggest that limiting the amount of processed foods consumed may be an important part of reducing the risk of poor kidney health.
Due to persistent economic weakness — which has spurred fears of a jobless recovery or even a double-dip recession — many investors seem to be looking for safety in assets that are more stable over time than stocks.
A major player in the video game industry believes a California statute violates the First Amendment and the group recently filed a lawsuit with the United States Supreme Court.
In these uncertain economic times, many Americans are contemplating urban agriculture as a way to boost their self-sufficiency and prepare for disasters such as hyperinflation. Raising animals is one way to do this, but some people have also chosen to grow food plants.
Failure to pass the Federal budget on time is nothing new for Congress, but its dawdling pace this year, amidst economic uncertainty and election campaigning, is drawing harsh criticism from political analysts.
The debate between Republicans and Democrats on the merits of last year’s $787 billion stimulus package has been going on for a long time, with the former arguing that it was wasteful spending that failed to restart the economy. Now it looks like some business leaders agree with this point of view.