Topic: University of Texas at Austin
The Constitution directs the president to periodically brief Congress about the nation's needs. But not until Woodrow Wilson did a president deliver an address in person – and launch a tradition that is now in large part theater.
01/27/2010 09:20 am
President Obama is roping in former Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton to help coordinate Haitian earthquake relief efforts. It's a gesture that makes Obama look bipartisan and gives Bush a chance to start shaping his post-presidential legacy.
01/14/2010 05:23 pm
Concern about the Fed's transparency ebbs and flows. Today, over 300 members of Congress think the time has come to audit the Federal Reserve.
12/21/2009 10:23 am
Attorneys in Alabama convince a judge to delay the trial of civil case so fans of Crimson Tide football can attend the BCS National Championship Game in California.
12/18/2009 01:34 pm
Congress shouldn't let financial institutions get large enough to wreck the financial system. But questions abound about whether the Feds can be honest regulators.
12/16/2009 11:27 am
As the White House hosts a jobs summit Thursday, here are a range of ideas – from shorter work hours to a second stimulus – to fix the rising unemployment rate.
12/03/2009 12:00 am
President Obama's speech Tuesday laid out a troop surge for Afghanistan along with an exit plan, a combination approach that is unlikely to fully please or anger anyone.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
The strong ties between President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez are well known. But Brazil's support has set this regional tour apart.
11/25/2009 12:00 am
Black jazz legends were sent abroad as part of a State Department diplomatic push even while segregation continued back home.
07/10/2009 01:00 am
Economists worry that the budget deficit could hurt the state just as it has begun showing signs of recovery.
07/01/2009 01:00 am