By returning to the intractable and charged issue of closing the detention facility in Cuba, Obama has regenerated a political battle that could prove as demanding as gun control, immigration or health-care reform — and as defining for his legacy.
Nine-year-old Lucas Patteson’s best friend died at Plaza Towers. He and his family survived, but their house was destroyed. Now they are trying to return to normal life following one of the worst tornadoes in American history.
FEDERAL DIARY | Ed Pratt, 80, has been with the Bureau of Labor Statistics for six decades and still loves his work. Pratt, who helps process data on the prices of the many items collected by about 400 people from stores across the nation, is proud of his work with the CPI.
ANALYSIS | In a national security speech Thursday, the president sounded like a former constitutional law lecturer who sees the nation and its security challenges in more shades of gray than he once did.