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  • **FILE** In this Oct. 22, 2008 photo, Theresa Gratsch, a Ph.D. research specialist, views nerve cells derived from human embryonic stem cells under a microscope at the University of Michigan Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Associated Press)

    Judge puts Obama stem cell policy on hold

    A federal judge issued a temporary hold Monday on the Obama administration's new guidelines on human embryonic stem cell research, dealing the White House a serious setback in its efforts to promote the highly sensitive research with federal funding.


  • In September 2009, Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade gave a $200,000 farewell gift to an International Monetary Fund representative, "in recognition to his contribution to Senegal." (Associated Press)

    For Senegal: U.S. aid, 164-ft. statue

    In April, the president of the poverty-stricken nation of Senegal unveiled what he boasts is the world's "highest statue" — a $24 million bronze artwork called "African Renaissance" that measures slightly taller than the Statue of Liberty.


  • Hoshyar Zebari

    Iraqi sees 'void' if U.S. troops withdraw in '11

    Iraq's most senior military official warned Wednesday that the planned pullout of U.S. forces at the end of next year might be premature, as the White House said it was keeping to its schedule for removing troops from the war-torn country.


  • Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said Sunday that job growth is "taking time, but we're making progress." ("Meet the Press" via Associated Press)

    Geithner focuses on private sector

    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said Sunday the Obama administration's evolving economic-stimulus strategy will rely more upon the private sector to create jobs and will likely eliminate Bush-era tax cuts for wealthier Americans, despite opposition from fellow Democrats.


  • Iglesias

    Probe in Bush administration attorney firings ends

    The Bush administration's Justice Department's actions were inappropriately political -- but not criminal -- when it fired a U.S. attorney in 2006, prosecutors said in closing a two-year investigation without filing charges.


  • ** FILE ** Assistant U.S. Attorney Nora Dannehy speaks to reporters outside U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn., in 2005. (AP Photo)

    Source: No charges in firings of U.S. attorneys

    The Associated Press has learned that the Justice Department will file no charges after a lengthy investigation into the Bush administration's firing of U.S. attorneys.


  • DEJA-VU: On May 28 this year, President Obama picks up a tar ball in Port Fourchon, La., while touring Gulf Coast areas impacted by the BP oil spill. (Associated Press)

    From war woes to Gulf disasters, Obama's presidency mirrors Bush's

    A difficult war, runaway federal spending, a dilemma over illegal immigration and even the aftermath of an environmental disaster - President Obama's 2010 is looking a lot like President George W. Bush's 2006.


  • Gen. David H. Petraeus

    SANDERS: Gen. Petraeus' day job

    Whatever else oozed out of Washington's recent Afghanistan generals flap, recognition that Pakistan is key to winning America's longest war may be the most important. The recognition has been late in coming.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, is the House minority whip. (The Washington Times)

    Obama, Hill poised for clash on cuts

    Neither the Bush nor Obama administration has wanted to build a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and it's one of the biggest spending cuts on the list President Obama submitted to Congress this year -- a list Republicans have been begging Democrats to allow votes.


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