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Fact checking Obama’s claims: Yes, but…

President Barack Obama's plea Tuesday for patience in the economic turmoil fits with the view of most economists that a turnaround will take some time. It doesn't fit quite so…

Wall Streets gets giddy over rescue plan, but…

With the economic system of the United States and perhaps the world on the line, President Barack Obama and embattled Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner…

Obama moves to dampen anger over AIG bonuses

President Barack Obama is trying to dampen a fire he once stoked, urging a more tempered response to public furor over bonuses paid to…

Are the wheels falling off Obama’s bandwagon?

The same mainstream media that fawned over President Barack Obama during his historic run for President and the early days of his young, yet…

Harsh reality derails Obama’s optimistic rhetoric

Barack Obama's optimistic campaign rhetoric has crashed headlong into the stark reality of governing.

In office two months, he has backpedaled on an…

Times of woe for the Big O

With apologies to Garrison Keillor: It has been a difficult week in our hometown, Lake Woe Is Me.

The images of cheering throngs in Denver and in Grant Park…

Time to end Obama’s honeymoon

Long-time Washington hands conclude the public honeymoon is over for President Obama, and I guess so -- look at the "tea parties" as angry citizens protest his policies, carrying signs…

Obama leaves himself a loophole

President Obama has undone another controversial initiative by his predecessor, George Bush, but, as in the case of other such repeals, not as fully or totally as his supporters had…

Biden: Things are looking bad in Afghanistan

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged NATO members to jointly confront al-Qaida and other extremist groups in Afghanistan where he said instability threatens all…

Time for some medical miracles

President Obama has signed an executive order overturning a signature initiative of the Bush administration -- an 8-year-old ban on federal funding for research on embryonic-stem-cell lines created after Aug.…