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Senate weighs health insurance options

Look out Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Senators are meeting behind closed doors to consider whether the federal government should jump into the health insurance business.

The government already covers…

Democrats rush to capitalize on torture memos

Casting aside their president's misgivings, Democrats are racing into hearings to criticize newly released Bush administration memos justifying harsh terrorism interrogations.

So far, however, the biggest embarrassment has engulfed…

Senators want more to take vacations

Senators have invited officials from Walt Disney resorts and Las Vegas to discuss ways to pump up US tourism amid a painful recession and flu-related travel…

Does traditional media have a future?

Old Media squared off against New Media as a US Senate panel examined the future of journalism in the digital age.

The demise of the newspaper industry took center…

Harkin: Senators support closing Gitmo

The House of Representatives turned down funding to allow President Barack Obama to close Gitmo, but Sen. Tom Harkin says there may be support in "the other body" to give…

Dems want $94.2 billion in new war funds

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will seek passage in coming weeks of $94.2 billion in emergency money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other programs, including…

New Democrat Specter leads in poll

Senator Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party appears to be paying off with a poll on Monday showing him ahead in his 2010 re-election race…

Republicans attack Obama on terrorism

After weeks of concentrating their attacks against President Barack Obama on the economy, Republicans are branching out. They're taking aim at his anti-terrorism policy.

"Just what is the administration's…

House approves credit card protections

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Thursday in favor of legislation to protect credit card users from hidden fees, sudden interest rate hikes and questionable billing practices.

Congress controls Obama’s agenda

As he starts his second 100 days as president, Barack Obama must yield much of his agenda's fate to Congress.

His biggest proposals, such as revising health care, energy…