12/06/13 04:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year's end. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed...
12/06/13 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fourth straight month of solid hiring in November could give the U.S. economy a jolt and signal that the job market may finally be gathering momentum. Economists are forecasting that employers added 180,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by FactSet. That would...
12/05/13 11:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With hopes of a "grand bargain" long gone, congressional negotiators now are seeking a more modest deal before year-end to ease the automatic spending cuts that are squeezing both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs. But the going is getting rougher. House Democratic...
12/05/13 11:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango Obama. The 69-year-old, Kenyan-born half-brother of Obama's...
12/05/13 10:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Counting himself among the millions influenced by Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the death of the anti-apartheid icon with whom he shares the distinction of being his nation's first black president. "He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the...
12/05/13 09:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of Hanukkah with not one, but two receptions at the White House on Thursday. He noted a rare quirk in the calendar that overlapped Thanksgiving and the start of the eight-day Jewish holiday. At the first gathering, Obama recognized...
By Lisa Ruhl | 12/05/13 05:38 PM
Democratic members of Congress urged President Obama to take action on immigration reform by sending him a letter Thursday asking to expand the deferred action program.
12/05/13 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: Mandela achieved more than could be expected of any man; he lives for the ages.
12/05/13 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama to speak from White House on Nelson Mandela.
By Associated Press | 12/05/13 03:46 PM
South Africa's president says Nelson Mandela has died.
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