Though the Pentagon budget is slated to rise, he confronts an urgent need to force greater discipline on military spending.
A documentary film about two scientists who roam the world to record vanishing languages is a vivid reminder of just how choosing to speak a mother tongue can be a political act.
Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton says natural sounds are disappearing.
His national address Tuesday was part acknowledgment of the grave economic challenges, part pep talk.
January prices slipped more, but may help clear the glut of homes, stabilizing the market.
Conservation land in Mexico and a desalting plant in Arizona are at the center of a debate over the river.