The Security Council followed with a unanimous vote to ease sanctions on Libya and establish a post-conflict mission as the UN prepared to celebrate Libya as something it got right.
President Obama releases his latest deficit-reduction plan Monday. It will contain no changes to Social Security, the White House says, but no such announcement has been made about other entitlement programs.
That's how House Speaker John Boehner characterized job creators in a speech Thursday, which came a week after President Obama outlined his own jobs plan to Congress.
The dueling job-creation plans that President Obama and GOP figures have rolled out are feeding into a broader debate about what role the US government should play in the economy.
President Abbas has chosen a path Palestinians know cannot succeed, but it brings their cause maximum exposure at the UN next week and would force the US to use its Security Council veto.
In the Senate, the GOP broke ranks and a nearly $7 billion disaster relief bill was passed. But House Republicans are proposing $3.7 billion and seeking cuts elsewhere. Even a shutdown is possible.
Some of the real gems in the book based on interviews Jackie Kennedy gave deal less with famous people and more with the quirks of domestic life at the White House.
While Republicans and Obama are still far apart on how to create new jobs, Boehner signals the possibility of agreement on new infrastructure spending.