His backtracking on a government-surveillance bill has outraged the liberal blogosphere.
Poll: Only 12 percent of Americans have much confidence in the legislative branch, a record low.
Readers write about democratization in Iraq and negotiation with militants in Pakistan.
The Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq aims to capitalize on the disarray within Moqtada al-Sadr's movement ahead of provincial elections planned for October.
Ahmed Maher says he was arrested and tortured by Egyptian authorities for starting a group on the popular social-networking site that was intended to support a nationwide strike.
Relatives of former hostages Ingrid Betancourt and Marc Gonsalves had come to London to raise awareness of their detention by FARC rebels. Now, instead, they are being reunited. The families say they will continue to advocate for other hostages still being held.