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For Obama, it’s personal

Ever in search of the right face to humanize his agenda, President Barack Obama sure isn't shy about using his own. Never mind the limousine,...

Obama promises to help angry House Democrats

Facing criticism from House Democrats, President Barack Obama promised their leaders Wednesday night that he'll actively support their agenda and Democratic lawmakers as they...

Obama goes into attack mode

Barack Obama has decided that fiery self defense and withering mockery of Republicans are the best modes of attack as he tries to save...

McChrystal absent from Afghan briefing

An Afghanistan strategy session is under way at the White House as scheduled without word from President Barack Obama about the fate of war...

Gates: McChrystal messed up big-time

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the top U.S. general in Afghanistan made "a significant mistake" and used poor judgment in remarks to a magazine...

Obama tries to refocus on jobs, economy

President Barack Obama launched a push on Friday ahead of congressional elections to refocus on economic recovery efforts that have been overshadowed by the...

GOP leaders force Barton to retract ‘shakedown’ claims

Who's sorry now? Rep. Joe Barton, that's who. The Texas Republican, the House's top recipient of oil industry campaign contributions since 1990, apologized Thursday for...

Obama talks tough but can he deliver?

Fresh from admonishing BP before the world, President Barack Obama now gets his moment with the oil company's leaders. It will be on his...

Obama off to Gulf for another photo op

President Barack Obama is going back to the Gulf of Mexico, this time venturing on to new ground tainted by oil, before he speaks...

Helen Thomas in firestorm for remarks about Israel

Legendary journalist Helen Thomas dared speak out about Israel last week and she's paying for it. Nine Speakers Inc., which represented Thomas on the lucrative...