A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats' improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage.
Slowly but steadily, support is building behind President Barack
Obama's health care legislation in the House, the result of intense
lobbying and politically targeted changes aimed at reassuring waverers
and winning over critics.
Gov. David Paterson's press secretary on Wednesday became the fourth
top staffer to quit amid dual scandals, resigning just hours after her
boss publicly proclaimed for the first time that he did nothing wrong
when he talked to a woman who had accused one of his top aides of abuse.
A legal tussle pitting media conglomerate Viacom Inc. against online
video leader YouTube is about to get dirtier as a federal judge
prepares to release documents that will expose their secrets and other
House Democrats are pushing to the brink of passage a landmark, $940
billion health care overhaul bill that would deliver on President
Barack Obama's promise to expand coverage while also reducing the
federal deficit in a bid to attract the backing of the party's fiscal