Republican members weigh working with Obama versus more traditional opposition role.
His national address Tuesday was part acknowledgment of the grave economic challenges, part pep talk.
Officials visiting this week press for continued funding of an antidrug strategy and passage of a free-trade agreement.
Readers write about facts about Russia and Iran, how China can improve its human rights, and what the US and Canada can learn from the EU's example.
January prices slipped more, but may help clear the glut of homes, stabilizing the market.