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President Obama Encouraged On Israel, Palestinians

Posted: 08/18/2009 - President Barack Obama says he is encouraged by progress in U.S. efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table and thanked his Egyptian counterpart for his help in working for a breakthrough.

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Republican Huckabee In Israel Slams 2-State Option

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is pressing on with a provocative tour of Israel and backing Israel's policies at the heart of increasingly tense U.S.-Israeli relations.

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Health Care Concession Riles Democrats

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Liberal members of Congress are making clear their unhappiness at the administration's seeming abandonment of the public option portion of health care reform.

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Kansas Lawmakers Slam Cap-And-Trade Proposal

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Members of the Kansas congressional delegation are criticizing a proposal to cap greenhouse gas emissions, saying it would be devastating to rural Midwestern states.

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Dean: Public Option A Must For Health Care Reform

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Former Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean is arguing that there can be no meaningful overhaul of the health care system without a public option for coverage.

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Former House GOP Leader Joins 'Dancing' Cast

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay needs to put his dancing shoes on. The former Texas congressman is joining 15 celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and sports on the new season of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC starting next month.

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Obama Administration Calls Marriage Law Unfair

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The Obama administration has filed court papers claiming a federal marriage law discriminates against gays, even as it continues to defend the law.

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Kansas Minority Group Files Complaint With White House

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A group of African American businesses is asking the White House to withhold federal funds from three Wichita-area governments until they agree to spend more with minority contractors.

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Obama Assails Health Insurance Companies

Posted: 08/14/2009 - President Barack Obama says Americans are being held hostage by health insurance companies that deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions or cancel coverage when people get sick.

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President Obama Assails Health Insurance Companies

Posted: 08/14/2009 - President Barack Obama says Americans are being held hostage by health insurance companies that deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions or cancel coverage when people get sick.

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Clinton Ends Africa Tour In Cape Verde

Posted: 08/14/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is wrapping up an 11-day tour of Africa in Cape Verde, praising the island nation for democratic reforms and sound financial policy.

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Bill Clinton: GOP Promotes Fear Over Health Care

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton says Republicans have turned to terrifying people in the debate over overhauling the health care system because the GOP has no political clout to fight it.

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