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.
Among the first announcements President Barack Obama will make upon
returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic
adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the
administration as it struggles to jumpstart the economy and wrestle down
President Barack Obama signed a landmark law Wednesday repealing the ban
on gay men and women serving openly in the military, fulfilling one of
his major campaign pledges and casting the issue as a matter of civil
rights long denied.
The 2010 census report coming out Tuesday will include a boatload of
good political news for Republicans and grim data for Democrats hoping
to re-elect President Barack Obama and rebound from last month's