South Korean President Lee Myung Bak arrives in Washington today seeking a guarantee of American nuclear defense from possible North Korean aggression.
Some see the Israeli prime minister's demand that Arabs recognize Israel as a Jewish state as a simple quid pro quo, but critics say it's a new obstacle.
Many doctors want to see caps on medical malpractice awards – something the president did not endorse in his healthcare speech on Monday.
Too much government involvement in private medical decisions, say some critics. Too scanty on the details, charges another.
By addressing the American Medical Association Monday, Obama is trying to woo a group that was central to defeating healthcare reform 16 years ago.
Experts say changing geographic and demographic trends are further endangering an already-beleaguered Republican party.
The Obama administration wants to replace the controversial Bush initiative with a cheaper, less rigorous ID program.
Will adding $9 trillion to the deficit become a political liability for Democrats in 2010 midterm elections?