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President Obama's speech last week, which was described by the White House in advance as a speech intended to reach out to the Muslim world, probably will go down as one of the least understood major presidential speeches in modern memory. Confusion concerning the president's words and intent cut across the lines of Jews, Christians and Muslims, Democrats and Republicans, neocons and paleocons, friends and foes of Israel and friends and foes of the president.
Tim Pawlenty on Monday cast himself as the Republican candidate willing to tell the country hard truths as he seeks the presidency, bluntly announcing in corn-dependent Iowa that its prized federal subsidies for ethanol should be phased out.
The GOP presidential field is firming up, and all the major White House hopefuls have something in common besides a desire to defeat President Obama: Each has on his resume a violation of conservative orthodoxy certain to anger primary voters.
The experts at the National Bureau of Economic Research say the Great Recession ended in June 2009. After that, it looked for a brief period as if there might be a surge of economic growth as an oppressed private sector fought to break free of the malaise. It hasn't happened, and the latest numbers are far from encouraging.
A volcanic ash cloud from Iceland is forcing President Obama to change his European travel plans.
President Obama was mending fences on Sunday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual meeting. He reasserted America's steadfast support for the Jewish state, and claimed that his comments on Israel in Thursday's Middle East policy address had been misunderstood. He quoted the Talmud and alluded to the Holocaust. When it came to the status of Jerusalem, however, the great orator had nothing to say.
A former member of Sarah Palin's inner circle has written a scathing tell-all, saying Mrs. Palin was ready to quit as governor months before she actually resigned and was eager to leave office when more lucrative opportunities came around.
The White House says President Obama will leave Ireland early due to safety concerns over a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano that is moving toward Europe.
"Who knows if I did the right thing? I am not seeing a lot out of the Republican candidates."