With the House GOP's passage Wednesday evening of their legislation to repeal the health care law, that chamber's Republican majority has come about as close as it's likely to for the next two years to overturning the new law, at least comprehensively.Sen.
How do you add drama to an undramatic fait accompli?If you're talking about the House health care law repeal vote scheduled for Wednesday (the Republicans have significantly more votes than they need to pass their repeal bill so its passage has been a foregone conclusion for months) then you tease o
The Obama administration was reportedly hoping that Chinese President Hu's state visit would go better than his 2006 one, when the Asian leader was heckled by a Falun Gong supporter at a White House ceremony and kept awake by late-night protesters in Lafayette Park.Unfortunately for White House offi
How's President Obama doing in terms of keeping all those campaign promises he made back in 2008?Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact, the political fact-checking outfit, says Obama has what he called an "astounding" success rate, keeping 26 percent of his promises.But in a discussion with Morning E
House members may have convened Tuesday to debate a Republican-led, just-for-show effort to repeal last year’s health care overhaul legislation.But many were also watching to see whether the recent massacre in Tucson that left Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded would affe
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent, won't run for a fifth term, according to several reports.The New York Times reports that Lieberman, who caucuses with Senate Democrats, wanted to get out while the getting was good.Senator Joseph I.