Addressing a demand for economic answers, President Barack Obama will
try to convince the American people and a divided Congress that he has a
vision for speeding up job creation, promoting spending on the core of
his agenda but promising to rein in a growing, staggering debt. His
State of the Union address will reflect reality: The economy trumps all.
President Barack Obama named veteran political manager William Daley to
be his new chief of staff Thursday, selecting a centrist with Wall
Street ties to help navigate a newly divided Congress and a looming
President Barack Obama is quietly but strategically stepping up his
outreach to Africa, using this year to increase his engagement with a
continent that is personally meaningful to him and important to U.S.