The Senate approved Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general despite opposition from Republicans and the gun rights lobby for his political advocacy work and statements calling guns a public health concern.
A Supreme Court challenge that poses a grave threat to President Obama's health care law had its genesis precisely four years ago as a power-point presentation by a self-proclaimed pessimist from South Carolina.
The decision to nearly double the number of American advisers deployed to Iraq "signals a new phase" in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, or ISIL), President Obama said Sunday, but U.S. troops will still stay out of combat operations.
Florida's persistently high percentage of premature births have earned the state a grade of "D" from the March of Dimes, despite some encouraging news about women's rates of smoking, insurance coverage and late-term births.
As the big red waves swept the Republicans into control of the Senate, the White House remained largely mum. That will change Wednesday when President Obama plans to address the new political landscape.
The Obama administration plans to close a loophole in the Affordable Care Act that allows large companies to refuse to cover in-patient hospital stays in any of their health insurance plans, according to an official involved in the internal discussions.