Business elites and conservative governments worry about his opposition to free-trade deals.
US exceptionalism had largely been seen here as a messianic rationale for use of power by a nation assuming special prerogatives.
Many presidents have vowed to end partisanship. Few succeed.
Party leaders are likely to find congressional freshmen more independent than usual.
The election of a black president triggered at least 200 hate-related incidents, a watchdog group finds.
Retail sales plunge a record 2.8 percent in October, suggesting a dismal outlook for holiday spending.
They pledge a more coordinated response to the global financial crisis, including stronger regulation.
Why any new stimulus plan should boost spending on infrastructure and education.