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Government health plan would pay for abortions

Health care legislation before Congress would allow a new government-sponsored insurance plan to cover abortions, a decision that would affect millions of women and…

Insurers lay out cash to buy Congress

As the nation faces a political showdown over health-insurance reform, insurers worried that an overhaul could hurt their bottom line are funneling a wave of cash to members of Congress.

Sotomayor headed for historic confirmation

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was expected to win Senate confirmation as early as Thursday as the first Hispanic US Supreme Court justice, in a major victory for President Barack Obama.

Democrats grow impatient over health care

With President Barack Obama's political fortunes on the line, Democrats in Congress vowed on Monday to push healthcare reform through the Senate with or without Republican support.

"No matter…

Olbermann rips ‘legislators for sale’

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Senators shrug off NRA threats

The National Rifle Association's threat to punish senators who vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has been met with a shrug by Democrats from conservative-leaning states and some Republicans…

Senators got ‘special’ loans

Two influential Senate committee chairmen were told they were getting special VIP deals when they applied for mortgages, an official who handled their loans told Congress in closed-door testimony. Democratic…

Senate dumps public option on health care reform

A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a health care compromise that omits key Democratic priorities but seeks to hold down costs,…

Obama needs Republican votes on health care

President Barack Obama's push to overhaul health care needs Republican votes, lawmakers from both parties say.

Democratic and GOP officials acknowledged Sunday that…

Opponents relish health care bill delay

August means beaches and barbecues. And for some, a chance to rally the troops for this fall's health care showdown.

Senate postponement of work on health care until September…