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Jobs plan will ‘jump-start’ hiring, Obama says (AP via Yahoo! News)

Even as he heralded the first unemployment drop in months, President Barack Obama began putting the finishing touches Friday on a fresh job creation proposal he’s planning to send to Congress next week.

Congress appears poised to back Obama war plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Despite misgivings, members of Congress seem poised to back President Barack Obama’s plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan after getting assurances the commitment isn’t open-ended.

Skeptical Dems resign themselves to Obama war plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

A deeply skeptical Congress on Wednesday resigned itself to President Barack Obama’s escalation of the Afghanistan war, even as the president’s chief military and diplomatic advisers sought to cool any expectations that the war would end in two years.

Congress, Obama spar over paying for Afghan plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Amid soaring budget deficits, President Barack Obama is running into congressional qualms over how to pay for his troop buildup in Afghanistan. Military strategy aside, the $30 billion cost is causing concern on both sides of the aisle. Still, leaders in Congress predicted Wednesday that Obama would prevail in winning funding for the war escalation.

Obama’s decision an act of leadership (CNN)

After months of review, President Obama has made a decision that will not please the base of his party.

Congress scrutinizes Obama’s Afghanistan plan (AP via Yahoo! News)

Democrats are complaining about President Barack Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan and Republicans are unhappy with his promise to withdraw troops in 18 months, but Congress appears willing to approve the buildup’s $30 billion price tag.

Obama faces tough sell with Afghan troop plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s national security team heads to Congress on Wednesday to sell lawmakers on his dramatic escalation of the Afghan war, which his field commander said gives him the resources he needs.

Obama to vow greenhouse emissions cuts in Denmark (AP via Yahoo! News)

Putting his prestige on the line, President Barack Obama will personally commit the U.S. to a goal of substantially cutting greenhouse gases at next month’s Copenhagen climate summit. He will insist America is ready to tackle global warming despite resistance in Congress over higher costs for businesses and homeowners.

Obama Hobbled in Fight Against Global Warming (International Herald Tribune)

President Obama’s ambitions are limited by a Congress that is unwilling to move as far or as fast as he would like.

Obama urges Congress to put off Fort Hood probe (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to hold off on any investigation of the Fort Hood rampage until federal law enforcement and military authorities have completed their probes into the shootings at the Texas Army post, which left 13 people dead.