Wednesday, 29 July 2009 - 9:36pm
Physicians' groups are concerned that the health-care reform bill contains money for a pilot program of "medical homes" -- a system they fear could be used to warehouse elderly and disabled patients to reduce the cost of care.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009 - 10:00pm
Norma McCorvey, the 'Jane Roe' in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, gathered with 30 other pro-lifers at the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday.
Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 5:48pm
House Leader admits his own caucus is split on health-care reform bill specifics, but blasts Republicans for only "wanting us to fail."
Monday, 20 July 2009 - 4:59pm
Unless further changes to the bill are made. some ag groups say the proposed Food Safety Enhancement Act could wind up making it tougher for farmers to produce safe food.
Friday, 17 July 2009 - 10:49am
The Senate version of health care reform, which passed in committee on Wednesday on party lines (13-10), would effectively mandate federal funding of abortion through the various insurance coverage mechanisms the bill includes.
Tuesday, 7 July 2009 - 5:50pm
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D.-Md.) laughed on Tuesday at the idea that members of Congress should pledge to actually read the entirety of a health-care reform bill before voting on it.
Monday, 6 July 2009 - 7:03pm
Because fireworks emit carbon dioxide (CO2) as they burn, the fireworks industry may come under tighter regulation if cap-and-trade legislation passes the Senate in coming months.
Monday, 6 July 2009 - 6:36pm
Most of the fireworks used in this year's Independence Day festivities on the National Mall in Washington, were made in the communist People's Republic of China.
Thursday, 2 July 2009 - 4:11pm
The "cap-and-trade" energy bill, which passed the House of Representatives last month, frankly admits Americans will experience "loss in their purchasing power." But only low-income households will qualify for help.
Tuesday, 30 June 2009 - 8:07pm
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) made significant amendments to the House energy bill just hours before the legislation reached a vote last Friday evening, including unprecedented provisions for a "central procurement state."