President Obama's speech Tuesday laid out a troop surge for Afghanistan along with an exit plan, a combination approach that is unlikely to fully please or anger anyone.
The strong ties between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez are well known. But Brazil's support has set this regional tour apart.
Bolstered by high approval ratings, the president sees a limited window of opportunity to enact his agenda.
At weekend house parties, his campaign supporters make a postelection foray into policy.
The economic stimulus bill is his first big test in replacing ‘old habits’ with less partisanship in Washington.
He plans to shore up America’s stumbling economy and address pressing issues on the international front.
Never in polls has one president experienced such highs and lows in job approval.
The president-elect went public this week to reassure Americans he’s on top of the economic crisis.
Democratic control of Washington brings unity but also new demands.
Her better-than-expected performance Thursday probably won’t do much for a weakened McCain campaign.