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Yesterday, in a 244-to-188 vote, the House approved an $819 billion economic recovery plan written by House Democrats and supported by President Obama. Despite Obama's aggressive outreach efforts, the entire Republican caucus, along with 11 Democrats, voRead more »
Barack Obama ended four wars during his first week as president. With just a few words and strokes of his pen, the president ended the war on terror, the war on Islam, the war on science and the war on women.

In his first executive orders, ObamRead more »
While President Obama's interview with Al Arabiya -- his first interview since taking office on Jan. 20 -- signaled a new rhetorical posture toward the world, his initial appointments and directives have shown that, unlike the previous administration, thRead more »

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On his second day in office, President Obama took a bold step away from the Bush administration and signed an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp within one year while suspending all military tribunals for six months. Obama said thaRead more »
In one dramatic stroke, President Obama has removed any doubts that he intends to break sharply from President George W. Bush's policies on yet another vital issue
What's up with the Republicans? Have they no sense that their policies have sent the country hurtling down the road to ruin? Are they so divorced from reality that in their delusionary state they honestly believe we need more of their tax cuts for the ricRead more »
On Thursday, President Barack Obama consigned to history the worst excesses of the Bush Administration's "war on terror." One of the four executive orders that Obama signed effectively cancelled seven years of controversial Justice Department legal opinioRead more »
President Obama yesterday eliminated the most controversial tools employed by his predecessor against terrorism suspects. With the stroke of his pen, he effectively declared an end to the "war on terror," as President George W. Bush had defined it, signRead more »
On a rainy October night in 2006, I took a cab to the John F. Kennedy library here to conduct a very public interview. As we pulled up, the driver asked, "Who's on the program?"

"Barack Obama," I said.

"Oh," he replied, "our next preRead more »
"A man whose father less than 60 years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath."

It was not the words, but this transcendent reality that evoked the tears at Barack Obama's inaRead more »
During his campaign, Barack Obama spoke often of the need for open and accountable government. "Too often the American people don't know who Washington is working for, and when they find out, they don't like what they hear," he said in Sept. 2007. ObaRead more »