The Pentagon wants Obama to make his choice soon, but if he's leaning against sending more troops, he might play for time to consider his options.
A government index of home prices saw a modest gain of 0.3 percent in July, in a hopeful sign for the housing market.
President Obama and defense secretary Robert Gates fired back at conservatives and security hawks who have decried the decision as a dangerous capitulation to Russia.
The cost for adding 600 miles of new barriers is $2.4 billion so far. The new fencing has been breached more than 3,000 times, a government report finds.
Moscow has long opposed a missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. But the US shouldn't expect too much in return.
Lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration on whether the benchmarks it laid out Wednesday to measure progress in Afghanistan will require more troops.
In many ways, views about the Constitution are reflected in the debate over how President Obama is handling the issues of the day.
Outside Tucson, Ariz., the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is used to store old planes. The airplane 'boneyard' houses thousands of decomissioned military aircraft. The base is still in use, and you can find many active aircraft slightly to the northwest.
When growing conditions are tough – high winds, single-digit humidity, alkaline soils, drought, and temperature extremes – grasses turn land to green in summer and gold in fall.