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Analysis: US Seeks Hard Bargain On Missile Defense

Posted: 03/08/2009 - If the Obama administration intends to give up missile defense in Europe as part of a security deal with Russia, as early maneuvering seems to suggest, then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is driving a hard bargain.

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Joe The Plumber Lawsuit

Posted: 03/07/2009 - A conservative group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of "Joe the Plumber," accusing three former state officials in Ohio of violating his privacy when they gathered his personal information in a records search.

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Obama To Visit Turkey

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says two U.S. representatives are holding discussions with Syrian officials in Damascus.

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Upbeat Clinton Predicts US-Russia Arms Treaty

Posted: 03/07/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring a fresh start for relations with Russia, predicted Friday that the two nations would complete a new arms reduction treaty by year-end and find common ground on other major issues as well.

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Obama On Stimulus: 'I Know We Did The Right Thing'

Posted: 03/07/2009 - While aknowledging an "astounding" number of job losses in February, President Barack Obama told critics of his $787 billion economic recovery plan Friday that it is saving jobs and said, "I know we did the right thing."

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Clinton Faces First Diplomatic Test With Russian

Posted: 03/06/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's first discussions with her Russian counterpart will test her diplomatic skills as well as the Obama administration's hopes for a new direction in U.S. foreign policy.

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Obama To Speak To Ohio Police Recruits

Posted: 03/06/2009 - President Barack Obama, who often says his $787 billion economic stimulus package will save or create millions of jobs, can point to at least 25 jobs saved in Ohio's capital.

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Questions, Answers On Bankruptcy Mortgage Rewrites

Posted: 03/06/2009 - With foreclosures continuing at a rapid pace, the House has passed a measure to let debt-strapped homeowners seek reduced monthly mortgage payments by filing for bankruptcy.

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Senate Bogs Down Over $410 Billion Spending Bill

Posted: 03/06/2009 - The Senate, tied up in a fight over a huge omnibus appropriations bill, will have to pass a stopgap spending measure Friday in order to avoid a partial government shutdown.

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Sen. Hagan Talks OLF

Posted: 03/06/2009 - North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is visiting northeastern North Carolina to discuss the Navy's search for a landing field.

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N.C. To Host Health Reform Discussion

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Gov. Beverly Perdue has announced that North Carolina will host a regional discussion on health reform, one of five such forums the Obama administration is conducting across the country.

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New Direction For Board Of Transportation

Posted: 03/04/2009 - The Department of Transportation has a new method to decide which road projects get built that Gov. Beverly Perdue says will take politics out of the process.

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Source: Obama To Order Govt Contracting Overhaul

Posted: 03/04/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to change how government contracts are awarded and who can earn them, a move his aides say would save taxpayers about $40 billion a year by making the process more competitive.

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British PM Urges Faith In Free Markets To Congress

Posted: 03/04/2009 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants members of Congress who are eager to protect U.S. businesses against foreign competition to have more faith in free markets.

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Obama Tries To Pump Up Confidence In The Economy

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Trying to pump up the nation's confidence, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Wall Street has been hammered so hard that "buying stocks is a potentially good deal," and he dispatched top aides to Capitol Hill to defend his plans for pulling the economy out of its deep recession.

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Abbas To Ask Clinton For Help On Settlement Freeze

Posted: 03/04/2009 - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to push Israel to freeze construction in West Bank settlements and open blockaded Gaza Strip borders, an aide said Wednesday.

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Democrats Reach Deal On Mortgage Relief Bill

Posted: 03/04/2009 - House Democrats, under pressure from a group of moderates in their ranks and the banking lobby, agreed Tuesday to narrow legislation that gives bankruptcy judges the power to force lenders to rewrite mortgages for debt-strapped homeowners.

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