Pentagon officials say they're moving as fast as they can, but logistical challenges mean it will be a week before a US Navy hospital ship arrives to help Haiti earthquake victims.
To recoup taxpayer money used in the bailout of financial firms, Obama on Thursday outlined a fee that big banks would have to pay for 10 years or more.
Less ideological than Bush, Barack Obama pursues a more traditional approach to foreign affairs, marked by a narrower definition of US interests.
US President Barack Obama addressed relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake on Thursday morning. President Obama told the Haitian people that "one of th largest relief efforts in our recent history is moving towards Haiti."
The clerics' promise to wage jihad if the US boosts its military presence was an indirect message from President Saleh's government, said a senior Yemeni analyst. The clerics also noted positively a US effort to dampen fears of deeper military intervention.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) search and rescue officials and K-9 Units depart from Fairfax, Va., for Haiti on Wednesday. A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday and International Red Cross spokesman Paul Conneally said an estimated 3 million people may have been affected by the quake and that it would take a day or two for a clear picture of the scope of the destruction to emerge.
The US military is putting other ships on standby. In addition to assessing Haiti earthquake damage, officials are also keeping a close eye on the country's security and stability.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he doesn't know why Democratic voters seem less energized than they were in 2008. But he predicts their enthusiasm will return by the 2010 congressional elections.
Americans are split on whether Barack Obama’s first year as president has been a success, a new national poll finds.
The first lady's popular garden on the White House lawn attracts attention from international leaders and everyday Americans, who are following her example.