Congress passed healthcare reform and the states are putting it into effect, but the battle continues in the political arena and in the courts. Are President Bush's judicial appointees changing constitutional law? Will Republican challenges backfire in favor of the Democrats? Also, the US Senate passes the tax deal and sends the bill to the House, and luxury goods are being snapped up in the US and Europe by the People's Republic.
Banner image: US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who, it is believed ultimately may provide the decisive vote on the individual "mandate" portion of President Obama's healthcare bill. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images