At the bipartisan health-care summit scheduled for February 25th, President Obama is pledging to champion the voluminous bills passed by the House and Senate as the foundation for reforming the $2.2 trillion medical marketplace.
The Transportation Security Administration is upgrading security clearances for 10,000 of its airport personnel, giving them access to "secret" intelligence to help them better detect threats and stop terrorists, the agency said Friday.
Despite the "palpable level of angst" that a source described over an al Qaeda threat against the United States, the national terror threat level remains at "Elevated" or "Yellow" -- where it has been stuck since 2005.
There's no end to the analogies used to describe just how broken the federal tax system is. It's been likened it to an overbuilt house that's crumbling, a floor littered with too much garbage, and a blackboard with no space left to write.
Outlining his agenda for the next four years, President Bush said reforming the tax system is one of the main goals of his second term. But by offering few details, Bush has raised speculation that his administration might be considering radical changes, such as replacing the current progressive system with a flat tax on income or a national sales tax.