The administration will put the task of revamping G.M. and Chrysler in the hands of a presidential panel led by Timothy F. Geithner and Lawrence H. Summers.
When taking a break from the White House, President Obama eschews bucolic rural settings for Chicago’s South Side.
Facing a stricter approach to limiting executive bonuses, the Obama administration wants to revise that part of the stimulus package even after it becomes law.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States would have a “great openness” to the country if it gave up its nuclear ambitions.