stem cellsThe first study of embryonic stem-cell therapy in human beings has been delayed by the Food and Drug Administration, Bloomberg News reported on August 18.

ObamaPresident Obama is expected to revise his fiscal 2009 deficit estimate to $1.58 trillion, which is down from the $1.84 trillion estimate earlier in the year. Nearly all of the difference is based upon the Obama administration not using the $250 billion “placeholder” he had built into his budget for a second round of bank bailouts under the TARP program.

AARP and ObamaAs many as 60,000 AARP members have left the group in protest over its stance on healthcare reform, CBS News reported on August 17.

mi-17In a tale that sounds like something out of a spy movie, the New York Post has revealed intricate details about a secret mission to Russia to purchase “black” Mi-17 helicopters, a mission that landed a defense contractor and an army official in federal prison.

Rand PaulU.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky is reaping an online fundraising bonanza today, as a “money bomb” for his campaign efforts exploded from supporters of his father's 2008 presidential campaign.