Results of the Nov. 2 midterm elections pose serious obstacles for President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill. Republicans heading to Capitol Hill have expressed their desire to repeal aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was passed by Congress earlier this year.
Representative John Boehner (R-Ohio) is expected to succeed Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the Speaker of the House when Republicans gain majority in January.
The Tea Party scored several major victories on Nov. 2, including the election of Rand Paul (R-Ken.), Mark Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in Senate races.
The Federal Reserve announced on Nov. 3 that it will buy long-term Treasury bonds over the next several months in order to stimulate the faltering economy.
A Christian organization claims that President Barack Obama showed "arrogance" by pushing for the repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" a day after voters resoundingly expressed their disagreement with his policies.
Individuals could consider reducing their soda intake to improve their health. Recently, scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health discovered that soda and other sugary beverages play a key role in the risk for developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of conditions that include high blood pressure and the risk of coronary artery disease.
MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann returned on air on Nov. 9 following a two-show suspension for political contributions he had made without the network’s approval.
Leading a healthy lifestyle may be one way for individuals to improve their overall health. In contrast, people who smoke may be increasing their risk to develop disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, according to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
California voters rejected the latest attempt to legalize recreational marijuana use by rejecting Proposition 19 on Nov. 2. If approved, the ballot measure would have made it legal for state residents 21 or older to grow small amounts of pot for personal use.
Insurance giant American International Group (AIG) says that it has raised nearly $37 billion that will be used to repay the government bailout.