The GOP blocked three energy bills last week to force Democrats to lift a drilling ban.
He burnished his foreign policy credentials, analysts say, but will his Berlin speech backfire?
The Democratic presidential nominee, who delivers the sole public foreign policy speech of his overseas tour here Thursday, was dubbed 'president of the world' by Der Spiegel.
John McCain supports a tight US embargo. Barack Obama says he'll loosen it.
The latest stops in his Mideast tour included the rocket-besieged Israeli town of Sderot and the West Bank town of Ramallah.
Rep. Roy Blunt argues that the plan’s provisions don’t minimize the potential for the same kind of housing problems in the future.
A key component is likely to be more troops, but the strategy must go beyond that, experts say.