Senate tackles prescription drug abuse

The Senate Health Committee is forming a working group to tackle the rising rates of prescription drug abuse, as the fight wages on over a controversial painkiller the Food and Drug Administration approved last year.


Pawlenty calls women's pay gap 'very, very concerning'

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is calling on lawmakers to "shatter" the so-called "glass ceiling" that many believe prevents women from earning as much money as men in their careers.

"I'm the father of two daughters, and I want them to fully see and embrace the American dream," Pawlenty said Thursday. "So we all need to work on making sure there isn't a glass ceiling, and if there is one, we need to make sure it's busted, broken, shattered."