In a hotel ballroom outside Atlanta, a young man glides his wheelchair to the front of the meeting room. With his twisted hand he hits a button on a small gray box attached to the front of the chair and a machine speaks for him.
"I am Mathew Harp, and I am 22 years old."
The voice from the machine is crisp, modulated and not too mechanical. Harp has a muscle disorder and cannot speak, so he types his speech into the machine.
Hossein Derakhshan, better known as "Hoder", has been released from an Iranian prison after posting a $1.5 million bail, the International Campaign for Human Rights says it's been told by "an informed source."
Ten years ago today, five Supreme Court justices issued a "stay" to halt Florida's recounting of votes in the presidential contest between then-Vice President Al Gore (the Democrat) and Texas Gov. George Bush (the Republican).
Five of the nation's largest health insurance companies are looking to build their own inside-the-Beltway coalition to influence implementation of the new health law and congressional efforts to change it.