Among the first announcements President Barack Obama will make upon
returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic
adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the
administration as it struggles to jumpstart the economy and wrestle down
President Barack Obama signed a landmark law Wednesday repealing the ban
on gay men and women serving openly in the military, fulfilling one of
his major campaign pledges and casting the issue as a matter of civil
rights long denied.
The 2010 census report coming out Tuesday will include a boatload of
good political news for Republicans and grim data for Democrats hoping
to re-elect President Barack Obama and rebound from last month's
The Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package that
would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes
while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless
Thousands more children would eat lunches and dinners at school and all
school food would become more nutritious under a bill President Barack
Obama signed into law Monday, part of an administration-wide effort to
combat childhood obesity.
President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul hit its first
major legal roadblock Monday, thrown into doubt by a federal judge's
declaration that the heart of the sweeping legislation is
unconstitutional. The decision handed Republican foes ammunition for
their repeal effort next year as the law heads for almost certain
eventual judgment by the U.S. Supreme Court.