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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.…

It’s just a jump to the left

In light of concerns about President Obama's budget -- in particular, that it will lead us down a slippery slope toward European-style, nanny-state socialism -- I considered the ways in…

Obama rolling back Bush limits on stem-cell research

President Barack Obama is ending former President George W. Bush's limits on using federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research, with advisers calling the…

Health care reform fight will test Obama’s skills

Embarking on arguably his most complex political fight yet, President Barack Obama is using skills honed during his presidential campaign and lessons learned from…

Lieberman sings a new tune on Obama

Sen. Joe Lieberman has changed his tune on Barack Obama.

After campaigning across the country for Republican John McCain in 2008 and attacking…