To show how well he understands life's daily struggles, President
Barack Obama likes to tell the tale of a regular guy who has been out
of work, coped with college loans, endured a fatherless childhood and
longs at times to just escape.
Mixing policy and politics, President Barack Obama called on Congress
Friday to expand a clean energy tax credit that could pay off in
Nevada, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is struggling in his
Calling the Declaration of Independence more than words on an aging
parchment, President Barack Obama marked the Fourth of July on Sunday
by urging Americans to live the principles that founded the nation as
well as celebrate them.
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
sought to soothe rocky relations on Tuesday, declaring that any talk of
a rift is unfounded. Obama said the U.S.-Israeli bond is "unbreakable."
BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are
ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the
fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be
the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico.