The Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package that
would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes
while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless
Thousands more children would eat lunches and dinners at school and all
school food would become more nutritious under a bill President Barack
Obama signed into law Monday, part of an administration-wide effort to
combat childhood obesity.
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