Saying his administration has done more in the past 30 days to advance "progressive change" than has been done in many years, President Obama touted his early record to a meeting of black leaders in Los Angeles.
Only days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn established a time frame for U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., to give up his seat or watch lawmakers move against him with a special-election law, the state's chief executive backed down Monday and said it was time to "move on."
The Justice Department on Monday released a long-secret legal document from 2001 in which the Bush administration claimed the military could search and seize terror suspects in the United States without warrants.
Echoing the words of former President Richard Nixon almost 40 years earlier, President Barack Obama last week expressed his commitment to launching a new effort to find "a cure for cancer in our time."