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  • Obama hopes for new justice by October

    President Barack Obama said Friday he will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter with someone who shares the president’s respect for “constitutional values” and hopes to have “him or …


  • Obama warns more tests ahead for nation

    WASHINGTON – A somber President Barack Obama, marking the end of his first three months in office, warned a recession-weary nation Wednesday that its patience and resilience will be tested …


  • Text of Obama’s White House news conference

    Text of President Barack Obama’s news conference on Wednesday at the White House, as transcribed by CQ Transcriptions:


  • Obama packs his first 100 days with action at home and abroad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s first 100 days on the job exploded with activity on many fronts: the $787 billion economic stimulus, the order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison …


  • In your words: Obama’s first 100 days

    We asked readers of The Spokesman-Review and spokesman.com, “Have you changed your mind about President Obama, and why or why not?”


  • Senate OKs Sebelius for Cabinet

    WASHINGTON – The Senate approved the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius to head the Department of Health and Human Services, filling the final seat in President Obama’s Cabinet on the eve …


  • Species protection rules reinstated

    WASHINGTON – Federal agencies again will have to consult with government wildlife experts before taking actions that could have an impact on threatened or endangered species. The Obama administration said …


  • Obama: New York flyover was ‘a mistake’

    President Barack Obama says it was a mistake for one of his official airplanes to be sent zooming past the New York City skyline for a publicity photo shoot.


  • Democrats forge budget agreement

    WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats sealed an agreement Monday night on a budget plan that would help President Barack Obama overhaul the health care system but allows his signature tax cut …


  • Outisde Voices: Obama will find middle ground on torture nearly impossible

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 21: If it weren’t so disturbing, it would be funny. CIA interrogators had been handed Abu Zubaydah, a Saudi national believed to be a top strategist …


  • David S. Broder: Obama’s running a tight ship

    As we approach the 100-day mark for the Obama administration, you will hear and see a wide variety of grades for the new president’s performance. Remember this. What has happened …


  • Obama plans no charges in interrogations

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama does not intend to prosecute Bush administration officials who devised the policies that led to the harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists, White House chief of …


  • Our View: Obama cracks open door to Cuba; now it should swing wide

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 15: U.S. immigration officers no longer blink when they see “China” stamped on a U.S. passport. Or “Russia.” Or “Vietnam.” Americans are free to travel to …


  • As summit closes, Obama outlines goals in Latin America

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago – President Barack Obama concluded a summit of the hemisphere’s leaders Sunday by articulating a broad new agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean, having gained …


  • Nation in brief: Obama to order cuts for Cabinet

    President Barack Obama plans to convene his Cabinet for the first time today, and he will order its members to identify a combined $100 million in budget cuts over the …


  • Obama slaps sanctions on Mexican cartels

    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Wednesday ratcheted up efforts to curb the flow of drugs and guns across the border, imposing financial sanctions against three of the most violent Mexican …


  • Obamas made $2.7 million in ’08

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $2.7 million last year and paid just under one-third of their adjusted income in federal taxes. While the income, mostly …


  • Obamas welcome pup, Bo, to White House

    WASHINGTON – Here are some things we now know about Bo Obama, the first family’s new dog: He’s not a barker, even when confronted by a pack of at least …


  • Obama tempers optimism with reality on economy

    Aiming to assert control over the nation’s economic debate, President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned Americans eager for good news that “by no means are we out of the woods” …


  • Obama lifts Cuba sanctions on travel

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday announced a series of steps aimed at easing the U.S. relationship with Cuba, breaking from policies first imposed by the Kennedy administration and …


  • Our View: Leaderless NASA’s future is uncertain

    Orlando Sentinel, April 8: There are a lot of questions swirling around NASA lately: When will it ground the space shuttle for good? When will it launch Constellation, the next …


  • Kathleen Parker: Of monarchs, missteps and slack

    About that bow. Did he or didn’t he – the president of the United States, that is – bow to Saudi King Abdullah in a deferential greeting? And, if he …


  • Kathleen Parker: Obama leads without a strut

    A few decades on the planet confirm a certain consistency among males in their approach to love and war. Suffice to say, there is usually much talk of sabers, missiles …


  • Obama seeks $83.4 billion for wars

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for $83.4 billion for U.S. military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressing for special troop funding that he opposed …


  • Quelling global warming on science adviser’s plate

    WASHINGTON – Tinkering with Earth’s climate to chill runaway global warming – a radical idea once dismissed out of hand – is being discussed by the White House as a …


  • Obama in Baghdad tells troops Iraq must take over

    Cheered wildly by U.S. troops, President Barack Obama flew unannounced into Iraq on Tuesday and promptly declared it was time for Iraqis to “take responsibility for their country” after America’s …


  • In Turkey, Obama reassures Muslims

    ANKARA, Turkey – President Obama made his most direct outreach to Muslims around the world Monday, telling Turkey’s Grand National Assembly that the United States “is not and never will …


  • G-20 pledge $1.1 trillion to weakest economies

    LONDON – Choosing compromise over political division, leaders of the world’s most important economies pledged Thursday to offer $1.1 trillion in loans and guarantees to countries most badly damaged by …


  • Cal Thomas: War effort merits support

    One frequently reads and hears that Afghanistan has become “Obama’s war.” The implication by many who use that phrase is that if things go badly in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama …


  • White House questions viability of GM, Chrysler

    President Barack Obama refused further long-term federal bailouts for General Motors and Chrysler, saying more concessions were needed from unions, creditors and others before they could be approved.

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