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In Afghanistan to monitor progress ahead of the American troop drawdown this summer, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. nevertheless assured Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the U.S. will continue to assist the fledgling nation, saying Tuesday that America is "not leaving if you don't want us to leave."
Vice President Biden, in Afghanistan to monitor progress ahead of the U.S. troop drawdown this summer, assured Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the U.S. will continue to assist his country.
Top GOP officials fear the White House could slip through their fingers next year unless a new Republican National Committee chairman of integrity and managerial competence emerges as the victor in Friday's elections.
The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tuesday praised what he called a "new tone" in the Obama administration's dealings with the business community but warned that rising energy prices, the new health care law and a "regulatory tsunami" continue to hurt businesses and slow the drive to create more jobs.
NATO's top commander in Afghanistan said Monday that a recent pledge by a southern Afghan tribe to stand up to the Taliban shows the military push in the country's most violent region is making headway and stifling the insurgents' "central nervous system."
A lobbyist for Progress Energy married to an aide to President Obama was found dead in a car fire at her home near the U.S. Capitol, fire authorities and the company said Monday.
A somber President Obama led a moment of silence on Monday for a nation stunned by the attempted assassination of an Arizona congresswoman that left her seriously wounded, several other injured and six people dead.