Seeking ways to spur economic growth ahead of the November elections, President Obama will ask Congress to increase and permanently extend research and development tax credits for businesses, a White House official said Sunday.
Mission accomplished. Two words. A phrase that haunted one president is now the calling card of success for another.
Frustrated, discouraged and just plain mad, a lot of people who have lost jobs — or know someone who has — now want to see the names of Democrats on pink slips. And that's jeopardizing the party's chances in Ohio and all across the country in November's elections.
The Obama administration is in deep admiration of the illiberal values that stir the radical left ("Obama administration indicts America," Comment & Analysis, Aug. 26). The administration's brazen attempt to reinvent the relationship between government and the governed will go down as one of the darkest moments in our republic's history.
His handlers warned him about expressing his opinion on the proposed mosque two blocks from the former Twin Towers. But as with the professor Henry Gates issue, Mr. Obama just couldn't help himself. Regarding the Massachusetts matter, Mr. Obama blurted out that "the Cambridge police acted stupidly." This time, we may infer that Americans opposing the mosque are acting stupidly, or at least contrary to America's "values" and principles of "religious freedom."
Palestinian and Israeli leaders agreed Thursday to pursue an interim understanding, or framework agreement, before ironing out a peace treaty during the first direct talks between the two sides since 2008.
President Obama will hold a press conference at the White House on Sept. 10. The White House said Mr. Obama would use the event as an opportunity to discuss his administration's work on the economy.
You can't blame a frog for posing as a prince. It's not the frog's fault if there's a line of princesses waiting to bestow the magic kiss.
With just a little more than two months before the general election in Burma, scheduled for Nov. 7, the United States joined countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Slovakia for the creation of a United Nations-led commission to investigate purported war crimes by Burma's military junta.