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News Access Issues Concern Those Covering Obama

Posted: 01/23/2009 - News organizations that cover the White House sparred with the Obama administration on Thursday over access issues for photographers and rules for briefings.

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Ill. Governor's Lawyer: I Might Sue To Stop Trial

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Facing almost certain defeat in a Senate impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich might ask the courts to step in and block a proceeding that he considers "a sham," a lawyer for the Democratic governor said Thursday.

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House Dems Push Tax Breaks Through Committee

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Amid grim new evidence of economic weakness, legislation at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan advanced in Congress Thursday over the persistent opposition of Republicans seeking deeper tax cuts.

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Geithner Apologizes For Failure To Pay Taxes

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner apologized to Congress Wednesday saying he was careless in failing to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes earlier this decade but declared "I have paid what I owed."

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China Censors Obama's Inauguration Speech

Updated: 01/22/2009 - China censored its translation of President Obama's inauguration speech, removing references to communism and dissent, and quickly halted the live broadcast when Cold War-era animosities were mentioned.

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Obama To Begin Workaday Task Of Governing Nation

Posted: 01/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is turning from the star-studded, crowd-pleasing pomp of his inauguration to the workaday task of governing a hurting nation of 304 million and meeting the soaring expectations that he and others have put on his shoulders.

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Asian Stocks Track Down After Obama Inauguration

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Asian stock markets dropped Wednesday, with Japan's benchmark losing 2 percent, as concern that rising bank losses will cripple the world economy overshadowed the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Sen. Kennedy OK After Seizure At Obama's Luncheon

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ill with a brain tumor, was hospitalized Tuesday but quickly reported feeling well after suffering a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama.

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Obama Poised To Put Imprint On Iraq, Afghan Wars

Posted: 01/21/2009 - President Barack Obama will begin to put his imprint on the nation's war strategy in his first full day in office, gathering his top military and national security advisers at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new commander in chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.

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Obama Administration Moves To Suspend Gitmo Trials

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Military judges on Wednesday will consider motions by the Obama administration to suspend the Guantanamo war crimes trials for 120 days during a review of the system for prosecuting suspected terrorists.

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Residents Gather To Watch Obama Inauguration

Updated: 01/21/2009 - As millions headed to Washington D.C. to witness President Obama take the oath of office, many stayed at home or gathered with friends across eastern Carolina to watch the inauguration of the first African-American President.

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N&O Special Obama Edition

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A North Carolina newspaper is covering President Barack Obama's inauguration in its first special afternoon edition since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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NC Man Gets $35,000 For Bush's Library Domain

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A North Carolina man is now $35,000 richer thanks to a few advisers to former President George W. Bush who allowed his library's Web site address to expire.

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Text Of Barack Obama's Inaugural Speech

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Click to read text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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Red Cross Prepared To Help During Inauguration

Posted: 01/20/2009 - With over one million people expected to converge on the Nation's Capital Tuesday, officials are urging people to have a plan if they get separated from their group.

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The Inauguration Of Barack Obama

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Barack Obama is now the 44th president of the United States. He took the oath of office just a few minutes after noon. In speech the new President called for a "new era of responsibility."

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"SHHH!" Jill Biden Slips Up On Oprah

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The wife of Vice President-elect Joe Biden let it slip to Oprah Winfrey Monday that her husband had a pick of two jobs in the Obama administration.

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