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Obama abandons assault weapons ban

A new ban on assault-style weapons was part of Presidential candidate Barack Obama's platform.

Fear of such a ban sent gun sales skyrocketing and the…

Administration still has many jobs to fill

President Barack Obama doesn't have time for a victory lap now that his Cabinet is finally largely in place.

One level down, he faces gaping holes in the ranks…

Obama claims ‘glimmer of hope’ on economy

President Barack Obama said Friday he saw "glimmers of hope" that the US economy may be wrestling free of a paralyzing recession but warned of "a lot of…

Iraq troop withdrawal plan hits a snag

A dramatic increase in al-Qaeda violence in Masul and Baqubah may doom President Barack Obama's plans to withdraw combat troops from Iraq.

The top American…

Obama to Congress: ‘Show me the money’

President Barack Obama wants Congress to act quickly on his $83.4 billion request for U.S. military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, an appeal that's disappointing the most liberal,…

Obama to banks: Don’t talk about stress tests

The U.S. Treasury Department is asking banks not to mention the regulatory "stress tests" as part of their first-quarter earnings results, according to a source familiar with government discussions.

Barack Obama: Our national life skills coach

There he was, our president, on TV as usual, urging millions of Americans to refinance their homes by clicking on MakingHomeAffordable.gov. But wait! The first two hits on Google are…

Not really a new idea

It has been almost four decades since Spiro Agnew warned us to beware of "nattering nabobs of negativism" (an oratorical gem that proved to be a genuine Safire). Yet we…

Obama’s sensible approach to Turkey

President Obama's trip to Europe has been a success, especially in media and public relations terms. Including both the European Union and NATO dimensions…

Obama’s socialism is not the answer

You write columns, you get e-mails, and what some tell you is that capitalism is a failure, that people are suffering and what we need is Obama-style socialism -- virtually…