Almost immediately after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, a flurry of speculation began over when and how he would use his executive powers to undo some of the excesses of President George W Bush.
The image of a black family a man, a woman, and their two girls, smiling at the idea that in a few weeks they will be moving into the White House. Two years ago that image would have seemed totally unrealistic, except in a television series. If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place [Read more]
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Now into its chaotic home stretch, the American presidential campaign truly resembles no other. More than ever, the key word is unpredictable, because all the traditional reference points are imploding at the lightning speed of the financial crisis.
By rebelling against the White House, the American Congress [Read more]
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U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her Polish counterpart Radoslav Sikorski have signed an agreement in Warsaw to station an American missile defense system in Poland. Polish President Lech Kaczynski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk also took part in the ceremony. The agreement calls for the creation of a [Read more]