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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.

Obama’s focus on withdrawal could jeopardize Afghan mission (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s effort Tuesday night to reassure Democrats who oppose the deployment of another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan and to emphasize a U.S. exit strategy to pressure Afghan President Hamid Karzai to reform his corruption-riddled government could backfire.

Pressure Builds Over Obama’s Afghanistan Plan (International Herald Tribune)

President Obama is facing criticism from Democrats over the war’s cost, the size of the U.S. commitment and the reliability of allies.

’Stick with him,’ Biden tells Iowans of Obama (The Des Moines Register)

Vice President Joe Biden assured Iowans Saturday that the nation’s battered economy was slowly turning the corner, and urged Democrats to keep faith amid declining approval in Iowa for President Barack Obama.

Obama health drive faces critical vote (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s signature drive to remake US health care strode closer to clearing a key Senate hurdle Saturday as the last two wavering Democrats agreed to vote to formally start debate on the bill.

Rejecting Obama, U.S. Jews push West Bank settlement (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama may be telling Israelis that building settlements round Jerusalem risks dangerously fuelling Palestinian anger, but some of his fellow Democrats brought the opposite message to the city on Wednesday.

Obama’s Democrats call for trade policy overhaul (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Some of President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats urged him on Wednesday to abandon the Doha round of global trade talks and start over with an agenda to protect labor rights and environmental standards.

Obama eyes domestic spending freeze (AP via Yahoo! News)

The Obama administration has alerted domestic agencies to plan for a freeze or even a 5 percent cut in their budgets, part of an election-year push to rein in record deficits that threaten the economy and Democrats’ political prospects next fall.

Republican Wins May Make Democrats Cautious on Obama Agenda (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) — Republican victories in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races may make some congressional Democrats more leery of backing key elements of President Barack Obama’s agenda because of the political price they could pay, analysts said.

Obama’s Democrats struggle in off-year elections (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama’s Democrats lost the Virginia governor’s seat and were struggling in New Jersey in off-year elections that tested Obama’s clout 12 months after he swept to power.