Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel prevailed in a crowded Democratic primary
Tuesday, with voters in his New York City district signaling they are
willing to stand by the 40-year House veteran despite more than a dozen
ethics charges pending against him.
President Barack Obama is taking to the nation's airwaves once again,
this time to tell America's schoolchildren that nothing is beyond their
reach as long as they dream big, work hard and focus on learning.
The nation's health care tab will go up — not down — as a result of
President Barack Obama's sweeping overhaul. That's the conclusion of a
government forecast Thursday, which also predicts the increase will be
A determined Republican stall campaign in the Senate has sidetracked so
many of the men and women nominated by President Barack Obama for
judgeships that he has put fewer people on the bench than any president
since Richard Nixon at a similar point in his first term 40 years ago.
A combative President Barack Obama rolled out a long-term jobs program
Monday that would exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and
runways, and coupled it with a blunt campaign-season assault on
Republicans for causing Americans' hard economic times.
Even as President Barack Obama was announcing the end of combat in
Iraq, American soldiers were sealing off a northern village early
Wednesday as their Iraqi partners raided houses and arrested dozens of