There’s debate within his own administration over sending more troops to Afghanistan at a time when casualties mount and many Americans grow weary of the war.
The decision comes as the Obama administration is hitting snags in its effort to close Guantanamo prison by January.
New Security Council resolution doesn't name Iran or North Korea. But France's Sarkozy singles them out, suggesting more must be done to address nuclear violators.
How to listen to the next White House address.
The appointment of Paul Kirk to Ted Kennedy's seat means Democrats will have their 60-seat filibuster-proof majority when the Senate votes on a healthcare bill this fall.