Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod listens from a doorway as President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
After a regional airliner crashed in western New York in February 2009, killing 50 people, Obama administration officials vowed to take swift action to prevent similar tragedies. High on their list: new rules governing the hours pilots may work, to prevent tired flight crews from making fatal errors.
GLOVES OFF: President Obama speaks on the economy Wednesday at a community college in Ohio. With elections looming, Mr. Obama ratcheted up the partisan rhetoric against his GOP critics.
President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after delivering remarks on the economy,Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Cuyahoga Community College West Campus in Parma, Ohio. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)