By Associated Press | 12/07/13 02:06 PM
Virtually every single important economic indicator has brightened, but that doesn't necessarily predict smooth sailing for President Obama's second-term agenda and party ahead of next year's elections.
12/07/13 01:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. job market improves, it's also evolving, with winners and losers. Warehouses and trucking companies are doing more holiday hiring than the stores they're working for. Factory workers are getting more overtime, while pay is nearly flat for hotel and restaurant...
By Bloomberg News | 12/07/13 01:25 PM
President Obama is attempting to secure a long-lasting nuclear disarmament deal with Iran without alienating strong U.S. ally Israel.
12/07/13 01:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing a former top aide with deep ties to Congress back to the White House to help get his health care overhaul back on track after a bungled rollout. Officials say Phil Schiliro, who as Obama's top liaison to Capitol Hill helped push the...
By Associated Press | 12/07/13 01:09 PM
Idaho's top Democratic candidate for governor has taken a flexible approach with his political affiliation.
By Associated Press | 12/07/13 12:49 PM
Illinois legislators had electoral politics on the mind when voting on a bill to address the state's pension crisis.
By Paul Bedard | 12/07/13 12:24 PM
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate turned media personality, is looking at another bid for the presidency, this time backed by ministers eager to put an evangelical into the White House. Huckabee will test the waters when he returns home to Little Rock, Ark.,...
By Paul Bedard | 12/07/13 12:13 PM
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter revealed that during the Iranian hostage crisis that doomed her husband’s presidency she begged Jimmy Carter to “do something,” but he rebuffed her by explaining that any U.S. action would lead to public hangings of the American hostages. In the latest...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/07/13 11:56 AM
Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday welcomed North Korea’s release of an elderly American tourist, but cautioned Pyongyang that they should not have detained him in the first place. In South Korea, his last stop on a week-long tour of East Asia, Biden called the release of 85-year old...
By Paul Bedard | 12/07/13 11:47 AM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our White House report card that President Obama had a good week, thanks to events that mostly went his way. "All in all not a bad week at all for President Obama. Opposition voices to his nuclear pre-deal with Iran were silent. It is now Israel and Congress...
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