May is National Bike Month, a month promoting cycling as a transportation alternative. New data show dramatic increases in bicycle use over the past decade in cities across the country. The data also revealed economic savings from bike commuting.
The Senate won't take up a Democrat-backed bill to keep student loan interest rates low after Republicans blocked the measure over how the bill is paid for. Republicans have their own proposal to do the same thing, funded in a way Democrats reject.
John Dingell has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1955. Recently Daniel Marcin, a Ph.D. student, announced that he will attempt to stop Dingell's incumbency short of 30 terms. Dingell, however, is not ready to give up his seat in Congress.
The Violence Against Women Act has been locked in partisan gridlock for months, with expiration looming in September. Tuesday, there appeared to be movement with a Republican Senate leader agreeing to a short-term deal. But whether the bill, or any bill like it, can get past the House of Representatives remains to be seen.
Daniel Marcin wants to be in Congress. The University of Michigan graduate student, though, has set his eyes on a tough target: John Dingell. Dingell is the longest-serving member of the U.S. House and was elected to office when Dwight Eisenhower was president.
Blue Dog Democrats numbered more than 50 in the 111th Congress. Now, there are just 24 remaining and of those, five have indicated they won't run for re-election. On the right, moderate Republicans are fewer in number as well. One former Blue Dog says redistricting and party politics are to blame.
Experts worry a broad Supreme Court ruling on Medicaid expansion could rewrite limits of federal power
As the Supreme Court takes up the last day of arguments over the Affordable Care Act, supporters of the bill are pointing to what they say are dire consequences of a decision to strike down the federal expansion of Medicaid. They say such an expansion could put an end to programs like unemployment benefits, the Clean Air Act or the Civil Rights Act.
As the U.S. Supreme Court debates the Affordable Healthcare Act, there's a growing discussion about the level of political heat that may come down, no matter what the decision is.
In recent days, media attention has been focused on companies that are asking prospective employees to provide login information for Facebook and Twitter accounts. Now a U.S. senator is promising action if it's not determined to be illegal.
The Supreme Court is debating not only the constitutionality of the healthcare reform law, but also whether they can even take up the case yet, or whether an obscure federal law will keep it out of the court until 2014. Arguments continue Tuesday and Wednesday.