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Obama sets economic summit at White House

President Barack Obama is bringing together dozens of advisers and adversaries to discuss how to curb a burgeoning federal deficit…

Obama thinks he can cut deficit by half

President Barack Obama has committed hundreds of billions of dollars to help revive the economy and is working on a plan to cut the federal deficit in half by the…

Obama backs Bush policy on denying detainee rights

The Obama administration, siding with the Bush White House, contended Friday that detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.

In a two-sentence court filing, the Justice Department said it…

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.

Since…

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…