Saying his administration has done more in the past 30 days to advance "progressive change" than has been done in many years, President Obama touted his early record to a meeting of black leaders in Los Angeles.
Warren Buffett remains optimistic about the prospects for his company and the nation even though Berkshire Hathaway Inc. turned in its worst performance in 2008 and the widely-followed investor says the economy will likely remain a mess beyond this year.
Only days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn established a time frame for U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., to give up his seat or watch lawmakers move against him with a special-election law, the state's chief executive backed down Monday and said it was time to "move on."
The Justice Department on Monday released a long-secret legal document from 2001 in which the Bush administration claimed the military could search and seize terror suspects in the United States without warrants.