Wednesday, 28 October 2009 - 6:10pm
The Secretary of Health and Human Services will have the power to define what constitutes "hospitalization" and "re-hospitalization" under provisions of the health bill approved by the Senate Finance Committee.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 - 9:29pm
One key section even gives the secretary the power to overrule state governments in some cases on health-care issues.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 - 8:50pm
The attorney general refuses to approve a request by a North Carolina town seeking to have nonpartisan elections.
Monday, 19 October 2009 - 4:53pm
In a report awaiting approval by the United Nations General Assembly, U.N. Special Rapporteur Martin Scheinin said that counter-terrorism measures "risk unduly penalizing transgender persons."
Friday, 16 October 2009 - 6:08pm
Conservative groups are expressing outrage at a United Nations counter-terrorism report that, if accepted, would bend the U.N. General Assembly's definition of gender.
Wednesday, 14 October 2009 - 6:32pm
Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans said that Mexican-Americans – including those born in the United States – owe primary loyalty to Mexico, not the U.S., a Zogby poll says.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 - 9:08pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now says climate change will be its "highest priority."
Monday, 12 October 2009 - 7:00pm
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and General Electric (GE) are preparing to shut down for the winter their controversial project to dredge contaminated sediment from the bottom of the Hudson River.
Monday, 12 October 2009 - 10:58am
The Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill will make it harder to deduct medical expenses, but Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), says that won't affect the middle class because "most Americans" don't itemize their tax returns.
Thursday, 8 October 2009 - 5:28pm
The Bureau of Land Management proposes buying thousands of acres of pasture land in the East and Midwest to allow wild horses to roam.