Obama to order the beginning of the end of U.S. war in Iraq

United For Peace and Justice statement on Obama's Iraq withdrawal plan President Obama is scheduled to announce a plan today to pull all combat troops out of Iraq by 19 months from his inauguration -- August 2010 -- three months later than his campaign promise of a 16-month pullout. During his speech before Congress on Tuesday night, Obama said that he would be announcing 'a way forward in Iraq that leaves Iraq to its people and responsibly ends this war.'

Obama delivers bold speech to Congress

I’ve come here tonight not only to address the distinguished men and women in this great chamber, but to speak frankly and directly to the men and women who sent us here.

Obama, race and the future of U.S. politics

Barack Obama’s victory is indeed an historic breakthrough for U.S. politics. In a country that enforced a system of legalized racism until just 40 years ago, and that was founded on white supremacy, black slavery and Native genocide, the election of the first black president is cause for jubilation.

Obama economic plan signed into law

US President Barack Obama signed his hard-fought stimulus plan into law on Tuesday in the hope that the huge injection of public funds will cushion the collapsing US economy.

Decisive week for Obama's anti-crisis measures

Washington, (Prensa Latina) This will be a decisive week for US President Barack Obama to have his controversial economic rescue plan approved and to tour the south of the United States.

President Obama: Labor is 'part of the solution'

Friday, was the second of two big days for labor at the Obama White House, as the new president continued the process of reversing Republican measures. On Thursday the administration signed a new law insuring equal payand giving workers more time to file suits.