On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chairman, ending speculation from both sides of the aisle that his nomination was in jeopardy. The Senate voted 70-30 to reappoint Bernanke, the closest vote ever for a nominee for the position.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has asked his running mate in the 2008 presidential elections to help raise money for his reelection campaign, and they will appear together at a couple of events next month, according to media reports.
A new study has found that insufficient vitamin D levels may be associated with a higher risk of relapse attacks in patients who developed multiple sclerosis (MS) during childhood.
On the heels of shocking losses in traditionally liberal states, many Democrats have begun to question the strategy behind negative political campaigns that compare Republican challengers to former President George W. Bush, Politico.com reports.
As the government flew some 50 orphans who survived the earthquake in Haiti to Pennsylvania for adoption, a state agency says there are thousands of American children waiting to find a family.
On Wednesday night, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, renewing many of the promises that he made to a joint session of Congress one year ago.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer expressed his discontent with Fox earlier this week, saying that the conservative network is "not a traditional news organization" and will be treated differently than other information providers.
According to a recent study, taking vitamin D and calcium on a daily basis can help reduce the risk of bone fractures. Researchers at Copenhagen University in Denmark found that taking the nutrients together decreased participants’ isolated hip fracture risk by 16 percent and their overall fracture risk by 8 percent.
After one of his most trying weeks in office President Obama has decided to re-hire his 2008 presidential campaign manager David Plouffe in an effort to retain as many Democratic congressional seats as possible in the upcoming elections.
Although Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is thought to have enough backers to easily pass the Senate confirmation vote, recent reports suggest that support may be eroding, even among liberal Democrats.