The North offered to engage in dialogue, and said sanctions would be met by an acceleration of its nuclear program.
Healthcare forums evoked anger, but there was constructive dialogue, too.
The federal role in schools is strictly limited. Ronald Reagan wanted to abolish the Department of Education.
The controversy over the president's back-to-school speech scheduled for next week may also reflect other concerns about government involvement.
Conservatives have traditionally resisted a federal role in education. As a presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan promised to cut the Department of Education.
The US won't call the military ouster of the country's president a "coup." But it says elections scheduled for November would be illegitimate.
The Defense secretary responded Thursday to mounting doubts about the war by saying that the US must stay in order to defeat Al Qaeda, which remains a threat.