The president's choice of beverages is an attempt to erase cultural lines between Gates and Crowley – and to strike a folksy note with Americans.
But the Senate panel vote is nearly party-line, with just one Republican approving her nomination.
The indictment, unsealed Monday, says they were planning to attack targets overseas. It is not clear if they were connected to Al Qaeda.
Police experts say Gates probably overreacted. But Sergeant Crowley appeared to let the situation spiral out of control, they add.
It's too late to rid the country of nukes, but we can keep its program under control.
Sluggish growth could last for decades, economists say.
Investors flood commodity markets even though they know little about oil or wheat. Is more regulation the answer?