Obama needs to woo doubting conservatives in his own party even more than he needs to win over Republicans.
Unmanned aerial drones have become important weapons in the US counterterrorism effort. But questions are mounting about who controls the drones, and what laws govern their use.
Supporters say it's time to surge, Iraq-style. Opponents say the US should wait to see if the extra 21,000 troops already on the way have an effect.
The White House said Monday that Obama's commitment not to raise taxes on the middle class stands firm. Some economists question if that's realistic, given America's fiscal plight.
Americans worry anything Washington comes up with will only raise costs.
Medical marijuana booms in cities such as L.A., with some eyeing its revenue potential. But there's pushback, too.
The Fed chairman, who is all over the TV news shows this week, may be angling for reappointment in January.
The Monitor spoke with the CBS anchorman, who died Friday, in a 1973 series of interviews with the three networks' broadcast journalists.