Violence reduced over the summer, but attacks surged in Baghdad and Ninewa Province and some US bases since American troops withdrew from the cities.
Obama proposes taxing high-end health coverage to help pay for tax credits for the uninsured. That could be controversial for many Americans with employer-based care.
Sgt. Scott Weaver, of the Queen's Royal Lancers, is seen launching a Black Hornet Nano unmanned air vehicle from a compound in Afghanistan. British troops in Afghanistan are the first to use the small surveillance helicopters, which measure 10 by 2.5 centimeters and are equipped with a tiny camera that gives troops video and still images.
The day after New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell was released by British commandos, a new poll finds growing opposition to the UK's troop commitment to the war.
Democrats dominate in Massachusetts, but a small GOP field, possibly including Andrew Card from the Bush administration, will try for the seat.
He points to new poverty rates indicating that the number of Americans without health insurance is growing.
For GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the takeaway is that the president and the Democrats are poised to move without them.