Republicans On Health Care Fight: 'It's Not Over'
One prominent Republican drew the ire of his fellow party members this week by calling the passage of the health care bill the GOP's Waterloo. But Republicans say the issue has lost none of its power to motivate the opposition in the midterm elections and beyond.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: Spotlight On A Deal Maker
In the past year, political controversies as diverse as climate change, immigration, Guantanamo and Supreme Court nominations have had one thing in common: Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has broken ranks with his party to collaborate with Democrats.
Shortfall Threatens Illinois Pension System
For years, Illinois lawmakers and governors have failed to set aside enough money for state pensions. In recent years, they've made matters worse by skipping some pension payments altogether, and borrowing money to make others. Illinois' pension funds could go broke within the next decade.
Stay-At-Home Dads Grapple With Going Back To Work
As the recession left millions of Americans without a job, some men decided to stay home and take care of their kids. But as the economy improves, they're finding that re-entering the workforce isn't easy. Some say they're happy at home, while others face a hard time selling their daddy skills to employers.
Afghanistan's President: Partner Or Obstacle?
Relations between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and the international coalition seeking to secure and rebuild his country are rocky these days. But some Karzai critics say it's not just the president who is to blame for why things have turned sour.
Hot Wings' Pain Now Felt By Restaurants, Too
Once a novel way to use a throwaway chicken part — and sell more beer — the humble Buffalo wing is now an industry unto itself. But now, restaurants who sell them have a problem: Wing pieces are no longer cheap. Wholesale prices doubled in the past decade.
NYC Basketball Fans Look North, Shake Heads
As the NCAA's Sweet Sixteen teams prepare to face off, fans in New York City are left to cheer for two upstate squads: Syracuse and Cornell. It's a sad turn for the city where basketball is hugely popular — but whose teams are a laughingstock.
The What And When Of Health Care Overhaul
The major health bill President Obama just signed has lots of moving parts — many of them take years to kick in. But there are a few key provisions that start helping people quickly.
GOP Weighs Health Care Strategy In Senate
Health care overhaul is the law of the land, but Republicans could still make trouble for the package of "fixes" the House passed and sent to the Senate. Republicans are now offering amendments to force votes Democrats would rather not take.
Survey: Many U.S. Firms In China Feel Unwelcome
More than a third of American high-tech companies in China feel unwelcome, according to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. This figure is the highest in four years and is a 12 percent jump from December. Most say the main problem is inconsistent interpretation of regulations.