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Obama ‘confident’ of keeping to Afghan pullout plan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said he was “confident” the United States could stick to its Afghan drawdown timetable despite a week of deadly unrest over the burning of the Koran at a US base. “I feel confident that we can stay on a path that by the end of…

Supreme Court to decide health care case on Nov. 10

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court will decide on November 10 whether or not to take up the case of President Barack Obama’s historic health care law, court sources said Wednesday. The decision by the nine justices, to be made in closed session, could be made public that day or…

‘Occupy Wall Street’ still confuses many after three weeks

NEW YORK — Anti-corporate activists who triggered a national protest movement by occupying a square near Wall Street could not be more focused, except on one little detail: what exactly it is that they want. After three weeks of permanent demonstration at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, protesters have astonished doubters…

Obama asks Supreme Court to rule on health care

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s administration Wednesday asked the US Supreme Court to rule on his landmark health reforms, seeking to halt a flurry of conservative legal assaults on the new law. Health care reform passed in 2010 fulfilled decades of Democratic dreams but was fiercely contested by Republicans, and…

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