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As President Barack Obama's senior advisers gathered at Blair House at the end of July for a two-day review of their first six months in office, what was meant to be a breath-catching moment of reflection was colored by a sense of unease.
China makes the news these days mostly as a rising power, entwined with U.S. interests on issues ranging from America's debt to Iran's nuclear ambitions.
I've made a decent living as a speechwriter over the past decade and even realized my dream of becoming one of the few to have crafted the words of an American president.
The aim of U.S. policy in Honduras should be to reinforce the principles of democracy and the rule of law and to thwart those — including ousted president Manuel Zelaya and his mentor, Hugo Chavez — who are seeking to subvert them.
Even “Cash for Clunkers” could not ignite General Motors' sales. August monthly figures show that Toyota, Hyundai and Ford sold more cars than they did a year ago, whereas GM sales were down 20 percent. To be sure, the formerly bankrupt, government-owned company had an uptick earlier this year, thanks to other incentives.
Sometime before Sept. 17, President Obama has to make a decision that will tell us a lot about his commitment to American manufacturing.
It would be easy to dismiss North Korea's diplomacy as crude, mendacious and comically repetitive — if only it had not proved so effective.
Japanese voters went to the polls on Sunday with one overriding aim — to bring an end to more than a half-century of nearly uninterrupted one-party conservative rule.
The story of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who has returned to her mother 18 years after being kidnapped off a quiet California street as an 11-year-old, reminds us all that miracles do happen.
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In 2004, fearing that Republican Gov. Mitt Romney would appoint a fellow Republican to replace Sen. John Kerry should he become president, the Democratic-controlled Massachusetts legislature changed the law, mandating a special election.
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