Even before Monday's speech, conservatives had started to dial back the rhetoric. White House has suggested Republicans overplayed their hand.
President Obama's speech on healthcare reform Wednesday night will provide an opportunity for lawmakers to rally around a more moderate bill, centrist senators say.
Students won't learn anything from another bromide about hard work. Why not teach them how to be more engaged citizens, starting with the war in Afghanistan?
An amateur gardener looks at the humorous side of growing vegetables.
The records will be available to the public for the first time in history. The change came as a result of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits filed by a watchdog group.
The controversy over the president's back-to-school speech scheduled for next week may also reflect other concerns about government involvement.