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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…

Obama could learn from LBJ

A quick learner can soak up a lot in four years in the U.S. Senate, but to master the way games are played and won in the sandboxes beneath the…

Bailout program due for overhaul

The Obama administration, seeking to deal with the political outrage over the handling of the government's $700 billion financial rescue program, plans to impose tough new standards on future payments…

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…