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Newt Gingrich says President Obama is acting like the "spectator in chief instead of the commander in chief."
The bill cuts $6 billion from the current federal budget and keeps the government operating through April 8.
'We do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the United States, whether it's the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, or U.S. territories in the Pacific,' Obama said in an address from the Rose Garden.
The Senate on Thursday approved another stopgap spending bill that cuts $6 billion more from the federal budget and keeps the government running until at least April 8.
First Lady Michelle Obama will write a book about the White House garden she planted and her efforts to encourage healthy eating, Reuters reports.
During a speech at a Virginia school, the president spoke of his plans to overhaul George W. Bush's nine-year-old initiative to improve national academic performance.
"We've been having this conversation for nearly four decades now." Vowing not to hand reform off to the next administration, Obama said, "I think the American people are tired of that. They're tired of talk."
Foreign leaders offer high-end goodies to the president, the first family and others in the name of diplomacy. They aren't allowed to keep most of the stuff, but it would be bad manners to say no.
Obama announced several anti-bullying initiatives. Bullying, he said, is not 'just a harmless rite of passage. . . . [It] can have destructive consequences for our young people.'
Top U.S. intelligence officials say Libyan rebels will lose the bloody war with Gadhafy. The White House disagrees but said it's not ready for military intervention.
The field of conservative 2012 presidential hopefuls is crowded. To stay in the game, Palin may have to split from the GOP and go rogue. It wouldn't be the first time.
The president has used the education issue strategically to draw a sharp contrast between his vision for the country and that of the GOP.
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