Sebelius: Single-Payer Health Care Not In Plans
Republicans opposed to President Obama's plan to create a public health-insurance option warn that it would open the door to a single-payer, government-run system. But Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says that's just not on the table.
Author Tells Story Of Kenyan Whistle-Blower
John Githongo, a journalist and activist who became an anti-corruption czar under Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, took great personal risk to expose government wrongs. Michela Wrong tells Githongo's story in her new book, It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower.
Two Manets, A Makeover And A Mystery
Early in his career, the French artist made two paintings that are on view, together for the first time in years, at a Washington, D.C., gallery. Curators made a fascinating discovery while restoring one of them.
Obama Lobbies AMA On Changes To Health Care
President Obama's plans for overhauling health care got a checkup from the nation's doctors on Monday. Members of the American Medical Association cheered Obama when he called for a system that would allow them to spend more time treating patients and less time processing insurance forms.
Health Care Debate So Far: A War Of Words
In the absence of details, what has dominated congressional debate over health care so far is rhetoric. The biggest dispute focuses on two words: "public option." Or is that a "Washington takeover" of health care?
Critics Say Health Plan Lacks Competition
Opponents to President Obama's public health care proposal have been calling it a Trojan horse. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says that the plan is not a trick to turn the current system into a single-payer health plan.
Prisoners Ride In Penitentiary Tour De France
Some 200 French prisoners, closely accompanied by more than 100 cycling guards, prison sports instructors and magistrates, have set off on their own Tour de France. The 15-stage race will finish Friday in Paris.
Guantanamo Detainee Trial May Be Litmus Test
The Southern District of New York has been handling terrorism trials for about as long as al-Qaida has been a threat to the U.S. The trial there for Ahmed Ghailani may become the model for how some Guantanamo detainees might be tried and imprisoned in this country.
Muslims Face Risk In Giving To Charities
After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the government suspected that some Muslim charities were funneling donations to terrorist groups like al-Qaida. Anyone who donated to those charities could be accused of giving material support to terrorists. As a result, many Muslims abandoned their religious commitments to charity, one of the five pillars of Islam.
Gasoline Prices Rise For 48th Straight Day
According to surveys, pump prices have risen to about $2.67 a gallon on average. This year's steady climb in pump prices continues despite weak consumer demand. Analysts attribute the spike to the declining value of the dollar.