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
Closing a divisive chapter of American history, President Barack Obama
marked the end of the nation's combat mission in Iraq on Tuesday
without declaring victory, winding down the U.S. role in a war he
considered a terrible mistake.
Gov. David Paterson could face a criminal charge for what a special
counsel called inaccurate and misleading testimony on tickets he
secured last year from the New York Yankees for the opening game of the