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  • Obama won't insist on 'public option'

     
    by Mark Silva and Christi Parsons With a nationally televised prime-time address to Congress tonight, President Barack Obama hopes to clarify and promote - but not insist upon - a "public option'' in the health-insurance overhaul that he is seeking...
  • Barack Obama: 'Media critic'

     
    by Mark Silva Our good friend David Jackson at USA Today has identified a new role for the president of the United States, really an old role for presidents: Media critic. In accepting the apology of Republican Rep. Joe Wilson...

    Mark Sanford: Fighting 'kangaroo court'

     
    by Mark Silva Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina facing a state Ethics Commission inquiry into his spending of state money on travel since his extramarital affair was exposed, also has faced growing calls for his resignation. The latest...

    Shimkus walked on Obama: 'Frustrated'

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who yelled at President Barack Obama during his address to Congress this week, wasn't the only one unhappy with what he heard. Rep. John Shimkus, a Republican from Illinois, walked...

    Campaign finance laws at stake at court

     
    by David G. Savage President Obama's top courtroom lawyer strongly defended the nation's campaign funding laws in the Supreme Court today and warned the court's skeptical conservatives against striking down the historic ban on corporations directly...