A Mandate With No Teeth?

Dems' health bill virtually ties the hands of the IRS to collect fees on those who don't buy health insurance• Dems Win Parliament

Issa planning investigation of health bill

Democrats are savoring victory today after the U.S. House made history Sunday night, passing the Senate's health care reform bill. That measure now heads to President Obama for his signature.

Google Turns Off Chinese Web Site

After a months-long battle between the world's most powerful Internet company and the world's most populous country, Google takes its site off the mainland in an effort to skirt Chinese censorship

Court Out of Tune on 'Ave Maria' Case?

Supreme Court won't take up appeal of students blocked from performing 'Ave Maria' despite criticism from Alito

Health Care's New Battlefield

Health care fight moves from Congress to the courts as lawmakers, attorneys line up to challenge historic bill

Budget shortfall stalls raises

Most state government workers will go without a pay raise in the upcoming fiscal year. The Civil Service Commission issued the suspension Friday in the face of glaring state budget shortfalls.

Clinton Makes Fun of ... Everyone

Ex-president cracks jokes about everything from Al Gore and global warming to Dick Cheney's health during dinner

Republicans Say DemsDon't Have the Votes

GOP focuses on the 20 uncommitted House Democrats who could derail the divisive health care vote

Vote Arrives as Threats Loom

Last-minute flare-ups surrounding abortion could slow Dems' march to health care passage after tense debate

Hit the Brakes: States Boost Traffic Fees

Cash-strapped states consider expansion of red-light cameras and charging drivers for accident cleanup