The number of voters not tied to Democrats or Republicans is expanding fast. Both parties need to adjust.
Facebook removed a poll Monday asking if President Obama should be assassinated. The Secret Service is investigating this and other potential threats, which have grown as Obama pushes healthcare reform.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal reportedly wants 40,000 troops for Afghanistan. But Obama is worried that the government of President Hamid Karzai is too corrupt.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he might run again but could hold any post, reinforcing beliefs he is saving the spot for his predecessor Vladimir Putin.
Daniel Boyd was accused Thursday of planning to attack a Marine base in Quantico, Va. Two others were arrested on charges of plotting separate bomb attacks.
The momentum for reform tends to fade when the economy shows signs of returning to normal after a crisis.