President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul hit its first
major legal roadblock Monday, thrown into doubt by a federal judge's
declaration that the heart of the sweeping legislation is
unconstitutional. The decision handed Republican foes ammunition for
their repeal effort next year as the law heads for almost certain
eventual judgment by the U.S. Supreme Court.
President Barack Obama is predicting congressional approval of the
tax-cutting compromise he has reached with Republican leaders, but he's
not ruling out that unhappy Democrats will make some changes in the
Would-be farmer Carl Eggleston has been waiting nearly a decade to
refile his claim against the government for the discrimination he says
he faced when he tried to start a hog farm on his Virginia property.
President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a two-year freeze of the
salaries of some 2 million federal workers, trying to seize the
deficit-cutting initiative from Republicans with a sudden, dramatic