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Feel good Presidency? Don’t bank on it

We will not have a feel-good presidency in Barack Obama.

In a major economic speech before inauguration, he warned: I don't believe it's too late to change course, but…

Lessons learned from Bush’s war on terrorism

Looking at the United States from the outside in, these are the primary lessons the world should take away from America's "global war on terrorism" under the Bush-Cheney administration.

Obama team retooling financial rescue plan

President-elect Barack Obama's economic team is urgently overhauling the $700 billion financial rescue package to broaden its scope beyond Wall Street, The Washington Post reported on…

Obama: No stimulus plan approval, no recovery

President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that the nation's recession could "linger for years" unless Congress acts to pump unprecedented sums from Washington into the U.S. economy, making his highest-profile case…

Cheney plans to retire from public life

Vice President Dick Cheney has said he expects to retire completely from public life after January 20 and return to Wyoming following nearly 40 years serving four presidents in Washington.

Obama offers split message on spending

To a public wary of government spending, President-elect Barack Obama is offering a salve with his massive economic…

Obama defends Panetta pick

President-elect Barack Obama gave a strong defense on Tuesday of his choice to lead the CIA, Leon Panetta, in the face of criticism that Panetta lacks experience on intelligence matters.

Panetta pick could be a problem for Obama

President-elect Barack Obama's selection of an old White House hand to head the CIA shows a preference for a strong manager over an intelligence expert.

Obama's decision to name…

Obama’s calculated silence on Gaza

President-elect Barack Obama's studied silence on the subject of Israel's 10-day-old war against Palestinian Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip is only partly out of deference to the man who…

Obama returns to a crisis-filled Washington