07/20/14 08:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing new commitments for his initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, called "My Brother's Keeper." The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase...
By Sean Lengell | 07/20/14 11:54 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry said "extraordinary circumstantial evidence" suggests that the Russian government supplied pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with the rocket launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
By Sean Lengell | 07/20/14 10:25 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of not doing enough with the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that was shot down in eastern Ukraine last week, saying that “drunken” pro-Russian separatist have comprised the crash site. “Not withstanding [Russian] President...
07/19/14 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveying a dizzying array of international crises, President Barack Obama stated the obvious: "We live in a complex world and at a challenging time." And then suddenly, only a day later, the world had grown much more troubling, the challenges even more confounding. The...
07/19/14 06:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says all American workers deserve to know that if they lose their jobs, their country will help them train for a better one. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Congress has taken steps in the right direction by approving job-training...
By Paul Bedard | 07/18/14 08:25 PM
In our weekly presidential report card, pollster John Zogby says that now is not the time to take pot shots at President Obama as he faces world crises.
By Brian Hughes | 07/18/14 06:05 PM
Call it the second-term curse. For whatever reason, the final four years in office have not been kind to presidents lately.
07/18/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will come to Washington next week to discuss the surge of unaccompanied minors from their countries across the U.S border. The White House says Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Honduran President Juan Orlando...
07/18/14 06:00 PM
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. Friday's announcement is the first real step toward...
07/18/14 04:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to sign executive orders Monday prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, without a new exemption that was requested by some religious organizations. Obama's action...
07/18/14 03:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Friday that 54 junior cooks who won a contest to make healthier yet tasty meals show the nation's schools can also turn out nutritious food that kids will actually eat. One kid chef from each state, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories were...
By Zack Colman | 07/18/14 01:26 PM
The Obama administration announced Friday that it would allow exploration for oil and gas off some portions of the Atlantic Coast using sonic testing devices that environmentalists say harm marine life.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/18/14 01:12 PM
President Obama firmly denounced the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over Ukraine, calling the incident an "outrage of unspeakable proportion" and saying for the first time that U.S. authorities had determined that a rocket attack was responsible for the crash that killed 298 people.
By David Harsanyi | 07/18/14 10:17 AM
So President Obama is again using one of the most contemptible phrases in American politics -- "economic patriotism."
By Brian Hughes | 07/17/14 03:59 PM
Transportation funding relies on data, but White House's recent rating of "poor"-condition roads in D.C. shows the numbers are all over the lot.
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