A period of reestablishing relations with Iran's partners seems likely. Also expect contacts with lower-tier Iranian officials.
The housing-bubble collapse makes recovery hard to predict.
In what terrorism analysts say is an attempt to show that the president-elect may not meet Muslims' expectations for change in the Middle East, Ayman al-Zawahiri called Obama 'dishonorable.'
Some raise questions, but most analysts – left and right – think she’s qualified.
The vocal immigration reformer brings border-state experience to the post.
The Joint Chiefs chairman may come closer to the views of the new president.
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