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Finally, action instead of talk

Finally, there comes an end to negotiations with international thugs.

The surgical removal by snipers to take out three of the pirates holding Capt. Richard Phillips wasn't without future…

Gates makes news and policy

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the Bush Cabinet officer who agreed to remain in place in the Obama administration, is demonstrating considerable policy courage.

So far, at least, he has…

Obama signals support for Mexico

President Barack Obama's visit to Mexico this week is a signal of support for President Felipe Calderon and his efforts to confront violent drug trafficking gangs, White House officials said…

Obama will hedge on economic realities

President Barack Obama is trying to strike a careful balance between highlighting economic progress and underscoring continued challenges as he seeks to reverse the recession he inherited but now owns.

Obama passes first national security test

The U.S. economy is showing only glimmers of life and two costly wars remain in the balance, but President Barack Obama's "no…

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,…