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Obama sets firm date to end inherited Iraq war

President Barack Obama consigned the Iraq war to history Friday, declaring he will end combat operations within 18 months and open a new era…

Obama’s budget: Blueprint for a changed America

President Barack Obama has launched a bid to transform the US political landscape, with a 3.55-trillion-dollar budget mapping out the sweeping scale of his…

Obama’s plans: Long on hype, short on details

President Obama has taken to heart the cheerleading aspect of his job. We have yet to see how his plans will work in real life.

His proposed budget is…

Obama’s staggering challenges

The words were upbeat and inspiring and the follow up budgetary details so startling one can only wonder how in the world most of it can be accomplished with a…

Confidence in Obama? Maybe not

Barack Obama called for national confidence in his speech to Congress, and the exhortation was needed -- the best friend a recession has is fearfulness.

But as persuasive, refreshing…

Aug. 31, 2010: An end to Iraq war?

A "substantial" number of the roughly 100,000 U.S. combat troops to be pulled out of Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010, will remain in the…

Can Obama govern as well as he speaks?

What President Obama delivered was technically not a State of the Union address. His first will be next January. This was an address to a joint session of Congress, but…

Obama’s budget bloats deficit to $1.75 trillion

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget Thursday that projects the government's deficit for this year will soar to $1.75 trillion, reflecting efforts…

Obama revises Iraq withdrawal timetable

President Barack Obama is close to issuing an order to withdraw the bulk of US military forces from Iraq by August 2010, the New…

Obama says it’s OK to hope once again

President Barack Obama gave America the audacity to hope again.

After describing the U.S. economy in nearly apocalyptic terms for weeks, pushing his $787 billion stimulus plan through Congress,…