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.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was in the Afghan capital to talk
with officials about improving the justice system and fighting
corruption Wednesday, a day after Afghanistan's top prosecutor defended
himself against allegations that he's being pressured not to pursue
cases against powerful figures.