The Senate has yet to vote on the bill, and leaders in the Republican-controlled House have said they would not consider it until savings were found in the budget.
Column: The gap between rich and poor in this country is widening, but it's not just about income. Are you living in a bubble?
The Obama administration on Friday called on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to lift an order blocking part of a federal health care mandate.
Column: Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium is not a political or economic document, but it has generated debate among politicians and economists.
In the midst of their New Year's Eve celebration with low-income elderly residents, the Baltimore-based Little Sisters of the Poor learned that the Supreme Court issued an injunction temporarily protecting them from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.
The order by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, issued within hours of the mandate taking effect at midnight Wednesday, applies to the Colorado-based Little Sisters of the Poor and their co-plaintiffs -- Christian Brothers Services and Christian Brothers Employee Benefits Trust -- in a lawsuit against the federal government.
I want to highlight some of my hopes for the New Year in areas of government and the church. Many of these hopes represent topics which we are likely to be talking about throughout much of 2014.
In the world of government there is much unfinished business. The year ended on a positive note with the budget agreement crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray. The agreement resolves budget issues for two years and provides an opportunity to move on and address other pressing matters.
From a pair of popes to gay marriage to terrorism, Rudin summarizes what he thinks are the top 10 religion stories from 2013.
A federal judge Friday struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, arguing it violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantees of equal protection and due process.
A day earlier the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that barring same-sex couples from marrying violates the equal protection clause of that state's constitution.
A political action committee that bills itself as a nontheist PAC announced its first slate of endorsements on Tuesday, backing four House candidates and two state lawmakers.
The Freethought Equality Fund said it supports politicians committed to promoting a secular government and protecting the rights of nonbelievers.
A federal judge in New York granted Catholic organizations in the area a permanent injunction on complying with the federal contraceptive mandate.