04/23/14 09:30 PM
TOKYO (AP) — Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. The ominous standoff...
By Paul Bedard | 04/23/14 08:42 PM
First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don't know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president's wife and Obama's teammate in helping veterans, she noted that...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/23/14 03:03 PM
First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday announced a new online initiative to help military members and veterans find new jobs in the private sector. The new online Veterans Employment Center at ebenefits.va.gov includes tools to help "translate military skills into the civilian workforce," the...
04/23/14 09:15 AM
TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan. "The policy of the United States is clear," he said in a written response to questions published in...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/23/14 08:37 AM
The Obama administration on Wednesday expressed concern over the fate of an American journalist reportedly being detained by pro-Russian militias in eastern Ukraine and urged Moscow to help secure his release.
04/23/14 12:17 AM
TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth. The question: Will it be enough?...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/22/14 07:57 PM
Secretary of State John Kerry called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday and urged Moscow to “tone down” its rhetoric, threatening further sanctions if the Kremlin did not de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.
04/22/14 07:45 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire. The developments — just...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/22/14 07:37 PM
President Obama on Tuesday visited the town of Oso, Wash., which was hit by a devastating mudslide and assured the town's residents that the nation would do everything it could to help them recover.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/22/14 05:37 PM
The White House on Tuesday said that it would “closely monitor” North Korea amid reports that Pyongyang is increasing activity at a nuclear test site. “We closely monitor actions such as that,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney aboard Air Force One, en route to Oso, Wash.,...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/22/14 05:22 PM
The U.S. is sending 600 troops to Eastern Europe to take part in military exercises to “reassure allies and partners” amid growing tensions with Russia over Ukraine's sovereignty.
By Susan Crabtree | 04/22/14 04:09 PM
President Obama did not have an immediate and direct reaction to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. Instead, White House press secretary Jay Carney reaffirmed the president's support for creating a diverse classroom...
04/22/14 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence — including unclassified information — by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media. A March 20 directive issued by the director of national intelligence states that only certain...
By Gene Healy | 04/22/14 09:01 AM
Good news: thanks to a ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday, the "most transparent administration in history" is going to have to tell American citizens when it believes it's legally entitled to kill them.
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/22/14 08:21 AM
Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Ukraine warned Russia to follow through on a diplomatic deal and take steps to de-escalate tensions between the two countries. “It’s time for Russia to stop talking and start acting,” Biden said in Kiev, alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister...
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