The Senate’s version of the healthcare bill took a giant step toward passage after several deals were made with moderate Democratic Senators in exchange for key votes.
The U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen has ended with a nonbinding accord that some commentators see as a symbol of "a new world order."
President Obama sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong II that was delivered by an envoy, according to media reports. The letter was allegedly delivered when Stephen Bosworth, U.S. special envoy for North Korea, paid a visit to the country in an effort to break an impasse in dialogue.
A study published the December issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that a pregnant woman’s exposure to microbes may protect her child from developing allergies later in life.
Despite much criticism from across party lines, the Senate Banking Committee voted last week to recommend Ben Bernanke’s nomination for the second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Early Monday morning, Senate Democrats voted 60-40 to end the debate on a package of healthcare reform revisions and advance the bill ahead of the final vote.
On the eve of President Barack Obama’s arrival at the global climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the U.S. would help raise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing nations combat climate change, provided that other affluent nations live up to the "transparency" demanded by the U.S.
Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced an immigration reform proposal last week that has already garnered significant criticism from anti-immigration advocates.
Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles for the Democrats on the road to a healthcare reform, a position that may have resulted in increased attacks on his wife Hadassah Lieberman.
As the U.S. dollar has fallen some 15 percent against the euro since March 2009, and it is widely expected to continue to weaken further, financial experts believe those who would like to protect their wealth and assets may consider changes to their portfolios.