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Obama’s secrecy worries civil libertarians

Civil liberties experts say ongoing cases related to torture and rendition are testing the Obama administration's assertion it will be more open and transparent than the Bush administration.

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Obama throws $75 billion at mortgage bailout

President Barack Obama threw a $75 billion lifeline to millions of Americans on the brink of foreclosure Wednesday, declaring an urgent need for drastic action — not only to save…

Can Obama save millions from foreclosure?

His massive stimulus plan now signed into law, President Barack Obama is turning to attack the home foreclosure crisis at the heart of the…

Obama sends 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan

President Barack Obama, in his first major military decision as commander-in-chief, has ordered 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan to tackle an intensifying insurgency, the…

Clinton wants to improve U.S. image with Muslims

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is hoping to rehabilitate America's image abroad, especially with Muslims, during a visit to Indonesia and to strengthen…

Obama heads west to sell stimulus

President Barack Obama heads west Tuesday to sign his huge stimulus bill with a flourish meant to be a rare bright moment for the…

Full steam ahead on bank bailout plan

The Obama administration is not letting widespread criticism of the rollout of its revamped bank bailout plan slow down its efforts to address the…

Obama set to sign stimulus bill Tuesday

Savoring his first big victory in Congress, President Barack Obama on Saturday celebrated the newly passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill as a "major…

Obama gets his stimulus package

President Barack Obama has the first major victory in Congress of his young administration, a $787 billion stimulus bill that includes tax cuts and…

When in doubt, invoke Abe Lincoln

When Barack Obama launched his presidential campaign, he did it in Abraham Lincoln's hometown. When he arrived in Washington, he followed the train route…