Budget stalemate has many on Capitol Hill crunching numbers. With any new budget, taxes may be the real third rail of politics. Can the U.S. solve its fiscal woes without more revenue?
WikiLeaks documents in many respects paint a picture of a war going poorly. But they're unlikely to convince the public that the answer is to get out now.
Views of the US and its role in the world remain about as negative as before Obama's election, according to new poll that represents nearly two-thirds of the world's population.
His speech should aim to launch a new dialogue between two estranged communities of the world, some regional experts say.
Sixty-nine percent of those polled in 21 countries say utility firms should be obliged to use more renewable resources, even if this would increase their monthly bills.
The wide-ranging survey, conducted in 34 countries, also found that Russia's status has significantly increased.
Presidential candidates cite intent to improve US stature, but retooling policies is complicated.