The price at the pump is climbing and President Barack Obama's poll numbers are sinking. But Republicans and Democrats aren't really doing anything new to address the prices, merely rehashing old talking points. But is there anything they even can do?
The Senate voted on Thursday to maintain the Obama Administration's birth control mandate, requiring employers to offer health coverage for contraceptives. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt's proposal, an amendment to highway bill S. 1813, would have allowed employers to exclude birth control from health coverage plans based upon their "religious belief or moral conviction."
A small group of the hundreds of thousands of Iraq War veterans will be saluted by President Barack Obama at a state dinner at the White House on Wednesday night. But many veterans' groups say we need a broader rally that allows all Americans to honor every Iraq War veterans.
Hispanic voters are up for grabs in the 2012 presidential election -- unhappy with Republicans, dissatisfied with Democrats -- and if one candidate could unite them on his side, they could swing the election.
As Mitt Romney looks to consolidate his position in Arizona, and perhaps shore up support for the general election in a state that used to be solidly Republican but it slowly turning purple, he picked up a key endorsement from popular Gov. Jan Brewer.
In the past five weeks, 178 dolphins have beached themselves on Cape Cod. This unprecedented behavior has strained the resources of local rescue teams responding to the situation. The rescue teams working around the clock to save the struggling mammals rely heavily on government funds to support their efforts.
After a couple months of wrangling, Congress has sent a bill to President Obama that extends through the end of the year payroll tax cuts, unemployment benefits and a fix in reimbursement rates for doctors doing work on Medicare patients.
As Congress struggles to come up with a transportation plan, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says it's imperative that America find the funds for its transportation priorities. We can't turn our backs on rail and transit and only fund roads and bridges, he said.
New polling suggests that Mitt Romney's healthcare reform law in Massachusetts, which President Barack Obama has held up as a model for his plan, is supported by an overwhelming margin by Massachusetts residents — supports its held basically since it was introduced.
Republicans and Democrats have agreed to a proposal that would extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits through year's end -- though it will include a reduction in the length of time a person can receive unemployment benefits.