Will lower premiums for health insurance to cover people with pre-existing conditions make the policies more attractive? We're about to find out.
Experts agreed that high prices for the coverage created under the health care overhaul were partly to blame for anemic enrollment in the plans, which reached just 21,454 after several months. Hundreds of thousands of people had been expected to sign on.
President Barack Obama presents a National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Steven J. Sasson of Eastman Kodak Company during an East Room ceremony on Nov. 17, 2010 at the White House. The president's budget proposal for 2012 offers $900 million to The National Science Foundation, an amount some think is too small.
Congressional Republicans keep insisting that deep cuts to government spending will help boost growth, and create jobs, in the short term. But that claim doesn't make a lot of sense. Most economists think that federal spending on public works and aid to the states kept the recession from being much worse.
In Minnesota, where the state government has been shut down since Friday while the Democratic governor and Republican-controlled legislature remain at odds over how to fill a $5 billion budget gap, some lawmakers got an earful on Monday as they marched in July 4th parades.
"Obama administration officials believe that Pakistan's powerful spy agency ordered the killing of a Pakistani journalist who had written scathing reports about the infiltration of militants in the country's military, according to American officials."