June 2009 Headlines
Republican Norm Coleman conceded to Democrat Al Franken in Minnesota's contested U.S. Senate race.
President Obama promises to support grassroots organizations that are successful in their efforts to improve communities.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is now admitting to having sexual relations with other women besides his Argentina mistress.
President Obama celebrated gay pride month at the White House, Monday, by inviting hundreds of LGBT activists for an event.
Now that the climate change bill has narrowly passed the House, Republicans in the Senate are gearing up for a fight.
President Obama has pressured Senators to follow the House's lead and pass a bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
It's Justice David Souter's last day on the Supreme Court and he'll be ruling on a case familiar to the woman nominated to replace him.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he's not quitting, despite intense scrutiny and criticism over his admitted affair with a woman from Argentina.
One week after surgery to repair a broken right elbow, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had not resumed a full work schedule.
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford returned to work Friday as his lieutenant governor is urging him not to resign.
The House Judiciary Committee Chairman has backed off his plan to investigate the liberal activist group ACORN.
Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress to pass a new hate crimes law which would allow prosecution in cases of violence based on sexual orientation.
A fierce debate brewed in the U.S. House Friday on an energy bill aimed at battling climate change.
Some are calling it a circus atmosphere at the New York state capitol.
The political carreer of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has come under public scrutiny after he revealed unfaithfulness to his wife.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he's been having an affair with a woman from Argentina.
A climate-change bill is set for a vote in the House on Friday.
The House Pro-life Women's Caucus held a press conference asking Congress to preserve what is known as the Dornan Amendment.
One of the challenges is finding a way to relieve pressure on employers who depend on immigrant workers.
President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to a new tax on employer-provided health care benefits.
Supporters and critics of new hate crimes legislation are working to make their voices known to Congress.
President Obama wants a government run health care plan as part of the package and that is becoming a major stumbling block.
The American press questioned President Obama on two tough topics Tuesday -- Iran and health care
Guidelines prohibiting discrimination against transgender federal employees are being drafted by the president's legal team.
Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a new narrative ahead of Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.
The legislation is supposed to offer greater protections to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gendered crime victims.
The insurance industry believes a government plan cannot compete with private companies in the health care market.
House Democrats have started hearings on a partisan health care bill.
President Obama's health care reform proposal faces more stiff opposition in Congress this week.
Republicans intensified their criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of his first major test of international leadership.
President Barack Obama said the United States is "prepared for any contingencies" involving North Korea.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. is committed to helping the world's 34 million refugees.
Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday to defend a financial proposal.
Congress is sending President Obama a $106 billion bill ensuring that the military will have the money to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
President Barack Obama says the millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally should have the chance to become citizens.
Illinois Sen. Roland Burris will not be charged with perjury for statements he made before an Illinois House impeachment committee.
President Barack Obama seems to leave little room for doubt when he promises that his health care plan will let people keep the coverage they have.
President Barack Obama has gotten a jump on Father's Day. He planned to spend much of Friday promoting the importance of being a good dad.
Lawmakers sent Obama, who wants to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, not one but two messages Thursday to prove they don't like the idea.
House Democrats have lots of potential targets for higher taxes as they aim to expand health care coverage.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fractured her right elbow during a fall Wednesday, her chief of staff said.
Former President George W. Bush has made clear he disagrees with some of President Obama's policies.
President Obama's health care plan is meeting with resistance in Congress.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and senators who will vote on her confirmation are engaged in a careful coded conversation.
On Wednesday Obama issued a presidential memorandum extending government benefits to partners of gay federal employees.
Even if Obama and Congress don't launch an all-out effort to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine, some media experts believe there could be a stealth campaign to limit conservative speech.
A South Carolina Republican activist says he was just joking when he compared a gorilla to one of First Lady Michelle Obama's ancestors.
Republican Sen. John Ensign is handing over his senior leadership post in the Senate.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder wants Congress to pass tougher hate crimes laws, citing three recent incidents including the killing of an abortion doctor.
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is questioning whether 100 projects across America should get federal stimulus money.
House Democrats have approved a $106 billion war funding measure without any Republican support.
President Barack Obama is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
The House was set to vote Tuesday on a $106 billion war spending bill.
The Obama Administration is proposing an overhaul of the financial system.
More Americans call themselves conservatives than any other political label.
President Obama presented his plans for changing the country's health care system to the nation's doctors Monday.
The number one question plaguing the Republican Party these days is, where do they go from here? Talk Show host Joe Scarborough warns that the GOP must reform or die.
Doctors attending the 158th annual meeting of the American Medical Association are skeptical of a government insurance program.
President Barack Obama said Saturday he wants to help pay for his health care overhaul by slowing Medicare and Medicaid spending.
House Republicans slammed a Democratic bill that seeks to address climate change, arguing that it amounts to an energy tax.
A war-funding bill is back on track in Congress after a flare-up, Thursday over the Gitmo detainees.
The Obama Administration and some Democrats in congress are trying to rein in hefty executive compensation packages.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are speaking out against a plan they say would promote gay rights around the world.
A group of conservative Christians has asked the D.C. board of elections to let Washington city voters have a say on gay marriage.
President Obama chose Wisconsin, not Washington, to talk about the sweeping changes he wants passed by the end of the summer.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's brother spoke about his sister's possible rise to the nation's highest court.
An up and coming Wall Street executive might want to hold off on buying that condo in Aspen. The Obama administration is ready to issue broad new guidelines that would rein in pay at financial institutions.
President Obama says the government needs to pay for new programs by cutting spending rather than going deeper into debt.
The House has passed a bill to boost lagging car sales and get old gas guzzlers off the road at the same time.
Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings are scheduled to start in just over a month.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is still making waves in the Republican Party even as Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is making appearances on leading national shows.
A previous test put banks though a series of worst case scenarios. But now independent investigators say those scenarios didn't go far enough.
House Democrats are considering a new tax on employer-provided health benefits to help pay for expanding coverage to the uninsured.
President Barack Obama is promising some exciting coming attractions for his stimulus plan. But it turns out they're just summer reruns.
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning in an airport stumble on her way to Washington.
Former First Lady Laura Bush weighed in, Monday, on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to be the next Supreme Court justice.
The debate over health care reform is stepping into high gear with President Barack Obama now taking an active role.
President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer.
The U.S. is considering adding North Korea back to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
A plan under consideration by the Obama administration would permit Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees to plead guilty without a full trial.
President Obama is now wading into the universal health care debate front and center-- pusing for an optional government-run health plan.
An Hispanic-American Christian leader says President Obama risks alienating those voters if he threatens traditional marriage.
President Obama's hopes for a bipartisan health care reform deal have taken a hit.
Senators now have the information about Sonia Sotomayor they have been waiting for.
Nancy Reagan joined lawmakers and government officials to unveil a statue of her husband's likeness.
President Obama's plans to overhaul the health care system would require all Americans to buy health insurance.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty won't seek a third term, fueling speculation of a 2012 presidential run by the Republican.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor is President Obama's pick to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Her life story is compelling but what will she be like as a judge?
President Barack Obama picked a Republican congressmen to be the next secretary of the Army Tuesday, bringing another member of the opposition into his administration's fold.
The White House is giving the late president Ronald Reagan a special honor.
He signed a proclamation that praises lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans-gendered people for living their lives more openly today than ever before.
President Obama and Senate Democrats are pushing for a quick confirmation so she can take the seat of Justice David Souter, who will retire soon.
The officials told workers and community leaders that the federal government is cutting red tape so auto communities can get both quick relief and more recovery help.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision.
A federal judge ordered the United States to publicly reveal unclassified versions of its allegations and evidence on detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner says the global recession seems to be losing force and the financial system is "starting to heal."
Republicans are offering mixed signals on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sought to assure America's biggest creditors on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to attacking soaring budget deficits.