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Obama fed up with GOP

President Barack Obama looked comfortable enough at his first White House news conference, but he sounded like a man fed up with one thing: Republicans lecturing him about his $820…

Fact-checking Obama’s claims

At least Route 31 is a road to somewhere. President Barack Obama had it both ways when he promoted his stimulus plan in Indiana and later at a prime-time news…

Honeymoon? What honeymoon?

It is obvious that tens of millions of Americans thought naively that Barack Obama's election would usher in a new era of civility and bipartisanship, a chance for a divided…

Can Obama close the deal?

President Barack Obama faces a barrage of questions on his plans to reinvigorate the economy with a massive stimulus bill and additional billions in…

Time for action, not talk

A combination of the calendar and perhaps unwarranted optimism provides our only good economic news: If this quarter is, as many economists predict, the worst of the recession, at least…

Panetta faces a though job

So far, so good for Leon Panetta in confirmation hearings before the Intelligence Committee of the United States Senate.

In the film "Traffic" actor Michael Douglas portrays an esteemed…

A 12-step program for Obama

The Bush administration dug a deep hole for our new president. In the best tradition of self-help programs, here are 12 steps to get back to where we once belonged.

The buck stops with Barack

Harry Truman is credited with saying it first and of putting it on his desk in the Oval Office. But it hasn't been heard around here for some time. In…

Trust is still a problem

After assuming office with most of the country and even the world wishing him well, President Barack Obama is finding that governing in tough times is not much fun. For…

Obama needs to prove he can lead

President Barack Obama should learn from his tumultuous struggle to drag his reputed stimulus measure through Congress. Rather than let House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid…