Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely

WASHINGTON - Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators who declared they would fight to defeat her nomination. Read more

Analysis: In blistering form, Obama rebounds

WASHINGTON - Fighting for his political life, President Barack Obama re-emerged in blistering form in an interruption-filled debate rematch, trying to diminish Mitt Romney's rising stature by accusing him of dishonesty and extremism. Read more

Leaving 'No Child' law: Obama allows 10 states to flee

WASHINGTON - It could be the beginning of the end for No Child Left Behind. The goal was lofty: Get all children up to par in math and reading by 2014. But the nation isn't getting there, and now some states are getting out. Read more

Obama challenges: Shrink gap between America's rich, poor

WASHINGTON — Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to... Read more

War nearly over, Obama says Iraq won't stand alone

WASHINGTON - Eager to put the long and divisive Iraq war to rest, President Barack Obama declared Monday "those days are over" with the last American troops heading home, but he pledged the U.S. Read more

Obama to GOP: Act on jobs or get run out of town

WASHINGTON - A combative President Barack Obama challenged a divided Congress on Thursday to unite behind his jobs bill or get ready to be run "out of town" by angry voters. Read more

Obama in NY: We never forget, we mean what we say

NEW YORK — Solemnly honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Barack Obama hugged survivors, thanked the... Read more

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