Studies show that the rich are getting a lot richer, the poor a little poorer. The middle class is slipping.
A president needs inspiring rhetoric, savvy, and a like-minded public.
Petraeus and Crocker shared the stage with presidential hopefuls, who all had much at stake.
Bush sends the free-trade agreement to Congress, but stiff opposition could derail it.
For some years, China's boom and the war on terror have overridden human rights concerns.