September 28, 2010 The high hopes President Obama helped create in 2008 have crashed into harsh reality. Perhaps voters expected too much. Perhaps Obama promised too much.
September 24, 2010 Democrats are caught in the snare Republicans set for them when the Bush tax cuts were passed in 2001 and 2003. Republicans knew they'd be able to claim Democrats supported raising taxes if the Dems voted against extending the cuts.
September 22, 2010 President Barack Obama tried to link the unpopular health-care overhaul to the economy to fend off charges that Democrats failed to focus enough on job creation and the economy.
September 22, 2010 Bob Woodward's "Obama Wars" is reportedly a tale of White House infighting with new Afghan tidbits.
September 20, 2010 President Barack Obama bought apples in Philadelphia and shortchanged the vendor, giving him $1 for four apples. But a presidential aide made it right.
September 20, 2010 The White House denied a New York Times story that it was considering attacking the GOP with a Tea Party cudgel. It was the last thing the White House needed as it tried to stay focused on its economic message.
September 20, 2010 President Obama answered a question during a town-hall meeting from CNBC's Rick "The Rant" Santelli. It wasn't a question about bailouts of homeowners, the issue that formed the basis of the famous rant.
September 16, 2010 In a Rock the Vote poll, young voters said they expected to be financially better off than parents.
September 14, 2010 A bill to provide small-business loans broke a Senate logjam with the help of two Republicans whose retirement from Congress arguably gave them more freedom.
September 9, 2010 President Obama rejected Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comparison of Mexico to Colombia during the years when the South America was racked by drug and insurgent violence, with the government having lost control of swathes of the country.
September 8, 2010 Perhaps signaling a new tactic, President Obama criticized Rep. John Boehner by name, apparently deciding that the best way to deal with the GOP opposition was to personalize it in order to give voters a choice of personalities.
August 31, 2010 Obama's new-look Oval Office seems to gets raves or dings based on partisanship but also aesthetics.
August 31, 2010 We're live-blogging President Obama's Oval Office speech on the end of official U.S. combat in Iraq.
August 31, 2010 President Obama thanks troops for their sacrifice in Iraq but said there was still much to do. Iraqis still needed a lot of help if they were going to be effective partners for the U.S.
August 30, 2010 After some hitches with audio, Obama said to stay tuned for his team's new economic measures. He also pressed the Senate to pass a bill meant to encourage small businesses to do more hiring.
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