Here are six reasons why US economic clout will endure.
Ahead of the G-20 finance ministers’ meeting, Obama calls for allies to increase stimulus efforts – and meets a cool response.
Its focus on smaller, shovel-ready projects precludes a grander vision.
But the expulsion of 13 aid groups from Sudan is more than a humanitarian crisis. It may reignite regional conflicts in the country – and beyond, say analysts.
On Tuesday, Congress passed the spending bill to keep the government running - 160 days late, and not without some unusual friction between House and Senate leaders.
Bolstered by high approval ratings, the president sees a limited window of opportunity to enact his agenda.