Topic: Harry S. Truman
In his speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama proposed a $447 billion "American Jobs Act" to help those 14 million Americans out of work. Can he convince Republicans to vote for it, and will it help his own tough re-election bid?
09/08/2011 10:43 pm
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
09/05/2011 06:05 am
President Obama could face reelection at a time of 9 percent unemployment. But Election 2012 is not a slam dunk for the GOP, analysts say. Obama has ways to counter the bad news.
09/03/2011 10:04 am
In Pictures Presidential transport
Sarah Palin's One Nation bus tour is making a surprise visit to the State Fair in Iowa, where GOP presidential candidates (and the attendant press corps) are gathered for a debate and straw poll.
08/11/2011 01:00 pm
The Dow plunged 634 points Monday, even as Obama sought to assure the markets that the still-gaping deficit represents a failure of politics, not of the nation's credit-worthiness.
08/08/2011 06:59 pm
The debt-limit battle left Obama battered, with his job approval rating near its lowest point. The poor economy is a persistent threat. The good news for him is Election Day is still a long way off.
08/04/2011 08:24 pm
In 1953 Americans still knew how to vacation. But for us today it may be harder.
08/01/2011 04:37 pm
Chapter & Verse David McCullough talks about "The Greater Journey" and some of his own favorite books
One of the ways that biographer David McCullough learns about his subjects is to raid their libraries.
06/24/2011 09:20 am
After reassuring reporters "the reports of my campaign's death were highly exaggerated," former House Speaker and current candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Newt Gingrich told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast that, among other things, Republicans needed to win the debate over Medicare or risk creating "for Obama the Harry Truman moment of coming back and winning by being against us."
06/17/2011 09:43 am