After meeting with President Obama, Republican senators said there's a path for a bipartisan clean-energy bill this year, but the major fault line remains as Democrats said they still want any legislation to set strict controls on greenhouse gas emissions.
Democratic and Republican senators alike on Tuesday said they want to move forward with a clean-energy bill, but even after a meeting with President Obama there were few signs the lawmakers will be able to bridge a long-standing impasse over putting a price on carbon emissions.
Congress voted overwhelmingly Thursday to impose sweeping economic sanctions on Iran to increase pressure on the regime in Tehran as it continues its nuclear program.
The Obama administration is secretly working with Russia to conclude an agreement that many officials fear will limit U.S. missile defenses.
The Obama administration's drive to win Senate approval of the New START arms treaty with Russia has hit a speed bump. Several senators are asking to see the secret negotiating record from the administration's official talks with Russia.
Today, Barack Obama is behaving like Richard Nixon, and may yet suffer like Jimmy Carter, in his attempts to deal with Iran in 2009.
"Sex, it seems, is everywhere. It pops up in every nook and cranny of our day-to-day lives. We see sex on our television, in our magazines, and on our computers. It is used to sell everything from shampoo to jeans. While once viewed as a sacred mystery, today it has become just another consumer product that can be bought or sold. Sure, people have sold sex since the beginning of history (they don't call prostitution the oldest profession for nothing). What's different now is that the very idea of sex has been commercialized and in the process cheapened.
With overwhelming majorities of voters and other survey respondents telling pollsters that the economy is the most important issue during the 2008 election year, the unemployment rate, as it has in comparable periods, will play a major role in the presidential election.
John McCain effectively clinched the Republican presidential nomination on Feb. 5. However, his fund-raising since then has been dwarfed not only by Barack Obama but also by Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has been fighting a losing battle with Mr. Obama for the Democratic nomination.