Its oil-driven economy is less flush, for one. The governor’s harsh rhetoric while on the national stump, too, has eroded her support at home.
He’s moving fast to build his governing team, but wants to avoid endorsing the policies of President Bush, whom he visits Monday.
Neck-and-neck US Senate race in Minnesota, down to a handful of votes, will require a recount.
A new discourse is emerging in France and Europe that urges a focus on ability – rather than on race or skin.
Some Arabs see him as more of an 'honest broker' in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But that conflict may not be a priority.
The president-elect also pushes for a $25 billion bailout of the auto industry before he takes office.
His top priorities are stimulus proposals, the 'G-20' summit, and picking a Treasury chief.
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