August 18, 2008 The Bush administration loses an ally in its war on terrorism. Musharraf's own future is unclear; after surviving repeated assassination attempts as president, he may now have to go into exile for his own safety.
July 17, 2008 The United States must commit to end its dependence on carbon-based fuels and switch to clean, renewable sources in the next decade, former Vice President Al Gore said Thursday. Gore challenged the nation to find a way, within 10 years, to produce all electric power from renewable sources.
July 15, 2008 Amid soaring gas prices, the most depressed real estate market in decades, falling home prices and tight credit, President Bush defended his administration's efforts to stabilize the economy in a news conference Tuesday.
April 29, 2008 Faced with mounting anxieties about U.S. economic problems as energy prices soar and more Americans lose their homes in foreclosures, President Bush urged Congress to help allay those fears. At a news conference Tuesday, the president discussed energy prices, food costs and farm legislation.
April 8, 2008 Gen. David Petraeus praises progress in Iraq, but warns it could be undone if there is a quick withdrawal of troops.
March 18, 2008 Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama called for an end to racially charged politics in a speech in which Obama sought to distance himself from controversial sermons by his longtime pastor. Race has become a focus of the Democratic campaign, in which Sen. Hillary Clinton hopes to win a series of crucial primaries that could determine the nomination.
February 7, 2008 Mitt Romney has announced he is suspending his presidential campaign Thursday, a move that all but cedes the Republican nomination to rival John McCain.
January 27, 2008 Suharto, the general who ruled Indonesia with an iron fist after brutally suppressing a 1965 communist uprising, died Sunday in Jakarta of multiple organ failure at age 86. His regime was widely regarded as one of most corrupt of the 20th century.
January 18, 2008 The president says the plan, involving tax breaks for individuals and businesses, must be passed quickly and take effect immediately.
December 31, 2007 Economists looking for signs of a recession might want to keep an eye on recreational boating, a $40 billion a year industry that has proved in the past to be a bellwether for the rest of the economy.
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December 6, 2007 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, a Mormon, says "no authorities of my church will ever exert influence on presidential decisions." With the speech Thursday, Romney hoped to put aside the issue of his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
December 4, 2007 President Bush went before reporters to defend his harsh criticism of Iran following the release of a U.S. intelligence report contradicting the White House claim that Tehran is pushing ahead with a nuclear weapons program.
September 20, 2007 The president acknowledges "unsettling times" in the U.S. housing and credit markets but says he is optimistic the economy will remain strong as long as Congress does not raise taxes.
September 11, 2007 Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker faced tough questioning Tuesday from senators on both sides of the aisle who were clearly frustrated by the slow pace of progress in Iraq. "There is an enormous amount of dysfunctionality in Iraq," Crocker acknowledged.
September 10, 2007 Gen. David Petraeus said some 30,000 troops may be able to go home by next summer, leaving 130,000 in Iraq.
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