The indictment of more than 100 Iranians being tried en masse for opposing the regime opens a window onto the world view of those who fear change most.
The president, in Montana on Friday and Colorado on Saturday, has so far taken care not to alienate 'New West' swing states. But rumblings are nonetheless afoot.
The president visited the senator's home state Friday, even as Baucus works to get GOP support for healthcare reform. Both men are being blasted from the left and the right.
And he has high praise for Max Baucus, the state's U.S. Senator who heads the crucial Senate Finance Committee.
The pace of the drawdown in Iraq and an effort to expand soldiers' time at home could limit troop availability in the short-term.
Federal officials scouting for alternative prisons for detainees toured a maximum security prison in Standish, Mich., that may close due to budget cuts.
Technical support issued a warning to congressional staff that the site, www.house.gov, may be slow or unresponsive because of the large volume of e-mail being sent to members.
The attacks, including a double suicide bombing near Mosul on Thursday, are aimed at disrupting January elections, says Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh in an interview.
A 'public option' is popular with the left – and is supposed to serve, too, as a brake on medical costs. But charges that it is unfair to private insurers appear likely to sink it.