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Although Libya is receding from the front pages and cable television, our involvement is not going to end soon. Attention will migrate to other issues, but the question of public approval will resurface, and with it the question of whether the White House should have sought congressional authorization and should do so even now.
Conservatives who are dissatisfied with the budget compromise have forgotten what happened last time this drama played out. Fifteen years ago, a liberal Democratic president was able to exploit a government shutdown to resuscitate his wounded presidency and pave the way for his eventual re-election. The issue presently at hand may be the fiscal 2011 budget, but the subtext is the 2012 election.
With her husband having just committed U.S. forces to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, in addition to seeing through America's two other wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, first lady Michelle Obama turned her attention Tuesday to military families by launching a program to ensure troops and their loved ones have the support they need.
Another tough decision is coming up for Barack Obama. This one ought to be easy, even for the ditherer-in-chief. But before he decides to do the right thing, he'll need all the bicarbonate of soda in the White House pantry.
The final spending deal struck by the White House and congressional leaders spares the Education Department the deeper cuts sought by House Republicans, according to the agreement reached Friday. =
Syrian troops took positions on rooftops and gunfire crackled for hours Tuesday as pro-government gunmen attacked two villages in northeastern Syria in a move to crush a popular uprising against President Bashar Assad's authoritarian regime, witnesses said.
House Speaker John A. Boehner extracted more budget concessions from President Obama and the Democrats than was at first evident when the deal was announced last week.
House Speaker John A. Boehner denied President Obama and his allies what they wanted most of all - a shutdown of the government's nonessential functions. The Democrats already had distributed the talking points labeling Republicans as "extreme" for daring to suggest that the government shouldn't be borrowing quite so much money this year. Now Mr. Boehner has succeeded in robbing Democrats of their message.
The great American engine of democracy is beginning to build up a head of steam, and it remains the finest device created by man to organize collective human action.