US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced the administration had released a series of regulations and requests for comments as part of the implementation of the new US export control system and was seeking public comments, a move to further support US firms' export efforts.
US President Barack Obama and his familiy attend the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington December 9, 2010.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attacked the United States on Thursday over secret US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, saying the West had no right to preach to Russia about democracy.
WikiLeaks backers threaten more attacks
More than half of Americans say they are worse off under Obama's two-year presidency, according to a Bloomberg National Poll released Thursday.
President Barack Obama signed landmark legislation Wednesday that will pay American Indians and black farmers $4.6 billion to deal with claims of government mistreatment over many decades.
China is under mounting pressure from the United States as tensions on the Korean Peninsula continued to run high on Wednesday.
The fate of a US-Russia nuclear arms control treaty, President Barack Obama's top foreign policy priority, may now hinge on the fate of his top domestic goal, winning approval of a contentious tax cut plan.