The most important things presidents do are often not preset items but reactive moves to events unforeseen.
Xu Kezhu took pollution for granted – until she saw the clean skies of Europe.
Without Bush to rail against, Chávez will be left without a foil, say analysts.
His foreign-policy credentials will likely be tested as he travels abroad.
Death-penalty foes want the condemned to be kept at San Quentin Prison rather than transferred to remote areas.
They seem to be moving from Iraq to Pakistan and Afghanistan.
As CO2 mitigation efforts lag, some explore sun-blocking, cloud-forming technologies, and more.
Critics say The International Criminal Court's move Monday to indict Sudan's president for war crimes may hamper peace.
Despite the president's opposition, the bill passed with vetoproof majorities.