Your Turn: Kids Tell Obama What They Think About Guns

These statements and images come from videos made by the White House, in which children read from letters that they had written to President Barack Obama. Hinna, age 8: “Can we stop using guns? I think if there are not guns on the street, no one can get hurt....

New Promises to Get Rid of Nukes

United States and Russia Lead the World with Most Nuclear Weapons SOURCE: Federation of American Scientists By BILL MARSH In April 2010, President Obama met in Washington, D.C., with leaders from 46 other countries to discuss the danger of nuclear weapons. Russia,...

Tax Day

By JYOTHI NATARAJAN Each year on April 15, millions of United States residents file their taxes. Individuals and companies gather information about the money they earned and the taxes they paid the previous year and submit a report, called a tax return, to the U.S....

A 'Common Sense' Budget?

WHERE OUR TAX DOLLARS GO: This pie chart is based on President Obama’s budget proposal for the year 2011. The new budget will not become law for almost a year because Congress must study and approve it before returning it to the president for signing into law....

Newsbriefs

Obama Wins Peace Prize President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a very prestigious award given to people who have made major contributions to world peace. The Nobel Committee said it gave the prize to Obama because of “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen...