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'The Status Quo is Not Sustainable'

President Obama speaks at the State Department on Thursday.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:40pm

U.S. Presence in Libya Is Pushing the Legal Boundaries

Tomorrow, May 20, marks the expiration date on President Obama's carte blanche in Libya. As the administration cited from the start, the War Powers Resolution of 1973 allows the president 60-days to conduct military operations without a declaration of war from Congress. Pundits say we shouldn't expect to hear much about a plan for America's withdrawal from Libya in the president's speech today, despite the impending deadline.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:40pm

Obama Urges Israel and Palestinians Negotiate on Basis of 1967 Borders

Weighing in on the deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian efforts to forge a peace deal, President Obama urged both sides to negotiate on the basis of Israel's borders before the 1967 Six-Day War albeit with "mutually agreed" swaps of land.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 1:40pm

Some Patients Dump Lifesaving Cancer Drugs Because of Cost

New targeted pills can have dramatic effects on cancer, not only driving the disease into remission but also freeing patients from hours of uncomfortable and boring chemotherapy treatments. Up to 10 percent of patients, however, are not filling their prescriptions for the pills--and cost appears to be a factor, according to a new report.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 1:40pm

Obama: 'The Status Quo is Not Sustainable'

Following is President Obama's Middle East speech, as prepared for delivery.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 12:40pm

Tom Coburn Takes on Adult Babies

Players: Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma; Stanley Thornton, an "adult baby" whose curious lifestyle was recently featured on an episode of NatGeo's Taboo.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 12:40pm

The White House Is Super Tuned-in to Twitter

White House senior adviser David Plouffe watches Twitter reactions to President Obama's speeches on a flat-screen TV in the White House. Plouffe monitored tweets as his boss spoke about immigration reform in El Paso last week, watching which lines were "penetrating," Time's Michael Scherer reports.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 12:40pm

Top Officials Warn Against Leaks in Wake of Bin Laden Raid

In the frenzy of media coverage in the days after the covert U.S. operation that killed Osama bin Laden, top intelligence and military officials have been warning publicly and privately that leaks of operational details relating to the raid will be investigated and leakers could be prosecuted.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:40am

Insiders On Trump: We Never Believed It

An overwhelming number of political operatives in both parties say that they never thought celebrity developer and TV show host Donald Trump was serious about seeking the presidency, according the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll. At the same time, many were amazed that some in the media thought he was.

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:40am

What It's Like to Eat Dinner With Arnold and His Housekeeper

As Arnold's love child scandal becomes a circus, we've been even more curious about the household dynamic in the Schwarzenegger mansion. After all, Mildred Baena, the reported mother of his love child, was also the housekeeper for over two decades. How did Maria Shriver, Arnold and Baena all act as they were sitting down for a typical weekday meal?

Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:40am