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Bush bids adieu to Paul Harvey

Bush: Laura and I are pleased to have known this fine man.

Health Insurers, Poised for Round 2

As the conversation intensifies about health care reform, no one knows what role the insurance industry will play in a revamped system.

Obama Calls His Budget Sweeping, Needed Change

Saying he would defend his plan, President Obama cast himself as a populist crusader willing to do battle with special interests.

Obama’s Backing Raises Hopes for Climate Pact

The perception that the U.S. is now serious about tackling climate change has set off a flurry of diplomacy around the globe.

Kansas Governor Accepts Offer as Health Secretary

President Obama tapped Kathleen Sebelius, a Democratic governor from a red state, to help him push through his plan to remake the nation’s health care system.

Liberal Groups Are Flexing New Muscle in Lobby Wars

Liberal interest groups are running vigorous campaigns in support of President Obama’s agenda, particularly as it relates to health care.

Catholics gird for Sebelius fight

The nomination has triggered a battle between traditional Catholics and the Catholic left.

U.S. and China Revive Military Talks

The Chinese had suspended senior-level military contacts with the United States in October, protesting the Bush administration’s $6.5 billion arms sale to Taiwan.

Obama: ‘Tougher times’ for blacks

Obama says his policies help African-Americans.

Questions Raised Anew About Religion in Military

Recent incidents are reviving questions about whether a pro-Christian culture permeates the armed forces.