Nearing a milestone in the long and divisive Iraq war, President Barack
Obama on Monday hailed this month's planned withdrawal of all U.S.
combat troops — "as promised and on schedule" — as a major success
despite deep doubts about the Iraqis' ability to police and govern
A city commission on Tuesday denied landmark status to a building near
the World Trade Center site, freeing a group to convert the property
into an Islamic community center and mosque that has drawn national opposition.
House investigators accused veteran New York Rep. Charles Rangel of 13
violations of congressional ethics standards on Thursday, throwing a
cloud over his four-decade political career and raising worries for
fellow Democrats about the fall elections.
Challenging civil rights organizations and teacher's unions that have
criticized his education policies, President Barack Obama said Thursday
that minority students have the most to gain from overhauling the
Despite setbacks on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama said Tuesday
he still supports the need for broad climate legislation and pledged to
keep pushing for it. The White House expressed fresh hope the Senate
and House might strike a deal on a sweeping energy plan this year.
The Obama administration faced a blast of criticism on Wednesday over
its ouster of a black Agriculture Department employee for her remarks
about race. The woman says she's not sure she would go back to her job
now, even if asked.
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.