Senate torture report: CIA and White House under pressure
2014-04-11 17:37:42 UTC
Senate committee found CIA interrogations and detentions to be 'brutal' and urges administration to release report as quickly as possible. A leak of the major findings of a landmark Senate inquiry into the CIA’s post-9/11 torture of terrorism deta...
Jimmy Carter: It’s not appropriate for the United States to bomb Iran over 'Nuclear Weapon' issue
2014-04-10 20:56:43 UTC
Former President Jimmy Carter joined MSNBC’s Chris Matthews for an interview on Hardball Wednesday and made some news by saying he does not think the United States should bomb Iran even if they were to succeed in building an operational nuclear we...
US undocumented Latinos living in fear
2014-04-10 05:58:53 UTC
The rainforests around Forks, a small town in Washington state, have long attracted hunters and fishermen, but beginning in 2008, this lush, remote landscape acquired a new breed of pursuer and prey.
That year, Border Patrol agents started targ...
Jeb Bush: Immigration is 'not a felony' but 'an act of love'
2014-04-07 00:26:50 UTC
Jeb Bush said the debate over immigration reform needs to move past derisive rhetoric describing illegal immigrants.
The former Florida governor said in an interview Sunday in College Station, Texas, that people who come to the United States il...
Last day for 'Obamacare' sign-up
2014-03-31 15:28:45 UTC
<h3>Americans are rushing to sign up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare programme, as a key enrolment deadline looms</h3>
Monday is the last day for most Americans to sign up for coverage or face a penalty ...
Ukraine crisis: Kerry to meet Russia's Lavrov in Paris
2014-03-30 08:19:07 UTC
alfway home from Saudi Arabia, US secretary of state John Kerry has abruptly changed course. He will now stay in Europe for talks on Ukraine.
The news followed reports from Russia that Kerry had spoken to the Russian foreign minister, Sergey La...
Mitt Romney slams president Barack Obama for 'faulty judgment'
2014-03-24 06:15:53 UTC
Mitt Romney said on Sunday that President Barack Obama is naive when it comes to Russia, has shown "faulty judgment" about Moscow's intentions and could have done more to try to deter its annexation of Crimea.
The 2012 Republican presidential n...
Iran nuclear talks: Twenty-three Democrats write to president
2014-03-22 22:46:08 UTC
Twenty-three US senators kept the spotlight on Iran nuclear negotiations on Saturday with a letter to President Barack Obama urging that he stand firm, after a second round of talks wound up in Vienna.
The letter, from Democratic senators a...
Rauner wins GOP nomination for Illinois governor
2014-03-19 05:36:34 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary Tuesday in his bid for Illinois governor, as voters embraced a first campaign by the multimillionaire who flooded the airwaves with vows to run the Democratic stronghold like a bus...
In Iowa, Ted Cruz embraces his religious side
2014-03-19 02:55:30 UTC
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Known nationally as a fiery fiscal conservative, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side Tuesday, telling an influential group of Iowa home school advocates that America was founded o...
Obama invites G7 leaders for meeting on Ukraine
2014-03-18 14:16:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is gathering allied leaders for a meeting in Europe next week to discuss further action in response to Russia's involvement in Ukraine.
White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Obama on Tuesday invite...
Illinois voters to pick GOP governor nominee
2014-03-18 06:59:09 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters will choose a Republican on Tuesday to try to win back the governor's office in a race that already has drawn intense interest from labor unions worried that the leading candidate could weaken them in the same way GO...
An Obama foreign policy sampler _ all in 1 day
2014-03-18 06:57:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seldom has one day captured the breadth, aspirations and limitations of American foreign policy.
On Monday, President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on members of officialdom in a resurgent Russia, tried his hand at an elusive...
Biden heads to Europe to send signal to Putin
2014-03-18 06:49:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Europe to send a clear signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) about his intervention in Ukraine.
Biden leaves Monday evening for Warsaw, where he'll meet Tuesday with Poli...
US rejects Crimea vote, cites Russian intimidation
2014-03-16 19:15:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. rejected the Crimea secession referendum Sunday as illegal and readied retaliatory penalties against Russia, while shifting sights to deterring possible military advances elsewhere in Ukraine that could inflame the crisi...
Obama's promise to review deportations has risks
2014-03-15 08:40:11 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's new promise to seek ways to ease his administration's rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse.
Russia and west on collision course
2014-03-14 17:36:17 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Washington and the international community won't recognize the outcome of Sunday's referendum in Crimea on seceding from Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday after six hours of talks with Russia's foreign minister....
Obama : Russia will " pay the price "
2014-03-13 06:22:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting down to a high-stakes Crimean referendum, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. would "completely reject" a vote opening the door for the strategic Ukrainian peninsula to join Russia if the election goe...
White House told of CIA move against Senate aides
2014-03-13 06:21:35 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA's director and its top lawyer told White House attorneys in advance about their plans to file an official criminal complaint accusing Senate Intelligence Committee aides of improperly obtaining secret agency documents, th...
Republican Jolly wins Fla. congressional race
2014-03-12 05:12:04 UTC
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and both sides ...
Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network
2014-03-11 17:15:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investiga...
DC mayor denies he knew of illegal shadow campaign
2014-03-10 23:59:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray denies he knew of an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, he said Monday.
Assistant U.S. A...
Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll
2014-03-09 06:15:48 UTC
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the pro...
Tea party challengers struggle to continue success
2014-03-08 09:53:35 UTC
Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.
In Tuesday's first-in-...
Huckabee: Obama has diminished American might
2014-03-08 09:51:17 UTC
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the United States' standing in the world has diminished under President Barack Obama, and its next leader faces a tough task in rebuilding America's might.
Huckabee on Friday has tol...