By Susan Crabtree and Sean Lengell and Associated Press | 12/05/13 06:54 PM
President Obama delivered a moving tribute to Nelson Mandela within a half an hour of news spreading around the world of the death of the anti-apartheid leader whose life work and legacy has inspired millions. “Today, he's gone home - we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and...
By Tim Mak | 12/05/13 05:03 PM
The National Rifle Association indicated its support for the renewal of a law prohibiting hard-to-detect firearms, but made clear its opposition to expanding the law to cover "new technologies" like 3-D printed guns.
By Zack Colman | 12/05/13 04:33 PM
The Obama administration moved a step closer Thursday toward approving a rule that would authorize 30-year permits enabling energy companies with wind farms to kill eagles without penalty.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 04:18 PM
The top senator on the Armed Services Committee is urging President Obama to stop insisting that Afghan President Hamid Karzai sign a post-war agreement with the U.S. and instead let a “more reliable” successor close the deal.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 03:35 PM
A State Department spokeswoman confirmed that a U.S. citizen who was teaching at an international school was shot and killed in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday but declined to provide further details out of respect for the person's privacy.
By Susan Crabtree | 12/05/13 03:15 PM
White House spokesman Jay Carney held up the comments of a GOP insurance commissioner in Georgia as a "particularly egregious example" of Republicans who are trying to “sabotage” Obamacare. During remarks to a Republican women's club meeting, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/05/13 03:02 PM
The White House on Thursday admitted that President Obama had lived with his uncle Onyango “Omar” Obama in the mid-1980s, after previously denying that the two had ever met.
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/05/13 12:39 PM
Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford slammed President Obama's signature legislative achievement on Thursday, saying that Obamacare is going to cost the U.S. "a fortune." “I don't believe in all this public-funded health care, because we gotta pay for it,” said the embattled mayor in an...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/05/13 12:33 PM
The U.S. economy grew at a better-than-expected 3.6 annual rate in the third quarter, up from an initial reading of 2.8 percent, the Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Thursday. That beat analysts' expectations, which were for around 3 percent. The report's headline result suggests that the...
By Zack Colman | 12/05/13 12:24 PM
President Obama directed federal agencies and the military to nearly triple renewable energy consumption by the end of the decade, setting a target of getting 20 percent of electricity from renewable sources. The move, which comes through executive order, is the latest in a series of...
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