In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling,
President Barack Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's
shorelines. At the same time, he is rejecting some new drilling sites
that had been planned in Alaska.
Now that the apologies have been given and the tabloids have gone after
their newest prey, the world of professional golf can once again
prepare itself for the return of its major meal ticket, Tiger Woods.
Fed up with waiting, President Barack Obama announced Saturday he would
bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration
jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the
Former President Bill Clinton is urging the aid groups serving Haiti's
devastated communities to help rebuild the country's government and
ultimately put themselves out of business by fostering a
More needy college students will have access to bigger Pell Grants, and
future borrowers of government loans will have an easier time repaying
them, under a vast overhaul of higher education aid that Congress
passed Thursday and sent to President Barack Obama.