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Obama’s budget fails to deal with major problem

Barack Obama's budget, unveiled with fanfare, fails to deal with his biggest money problems.

A molasses-slow economic recovery will make it hard to find the huge sums he'll need…

Obama wants to increase domestic spending

 In twin strokes, President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to provide generous budget increases to domestic programs while proposing relatively modest cuts to wasteful or obsolete programs that just…

Barack Obama: Hillary Clinton lite?

Has Barack Obama abandoned the policies that made him different from former Democratic Party rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and turned into the very kind of politician he once campaigned against?

Could…

Obama wants crackdown on business taxes

President Barack Obama plans to propose changes to tax policy certain to be unpopular with corporations with international divisions and individuals who use tax havens. Obama also plans to ask…

Feds force Chrysler into bankruptcy

Chrysler was forced into bankruptcy protection Thursday but President Barack Obama insisted the troubled automaker could emerge as a stronger company through a partnership with Fiat.

The aim is…

Filling a Supreme Court vacancy

Now that Justice David Souter has helped solve the mystery of whether anyone would retire from the Supreme Court this year, what's next? How will the executive and legislative branches…

Souter retiring from Supreme Court

Justice David Souter is planning to retire after nearly two decades on the Supreme Court, but his departure is unlikely to change its conservative-liberal split.

President Barack Obama's first…

Obama: Waterboarding ‘is torture’

President Barack Obama called simulated drowning a form of torture on Wednesday, and defended his decision to end a practice used against terrorism suspects by the Bush administration.

Obama…

Obama: Time to clear away the wreckage

President Barack Obama told Americans on Wednesday his administration was working to "clear away the wreckage" of recession as he assessed his first 100 days in office and promised to…

Obama getting much of his agenda

A budget pact reached on Capitol Hill would give an endorsement to President Barack Obama's agenda by his 100th day in office while putting off a series of…