In announcing changes to U.S. surveillance and data-collection efforts, President Obama on Friday also took some pointed shots at Russia and China, saying a public debate over government spying never would take place in those countries.
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First lady Michelle Obama took her 50th birthday in stride Friday, smiling for a photo with her new AARP card.
The investigation into "Bridgegate" shot to the top of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday through a subpoena to Executive Director Patrick Foye, as lawmakers dig in for an extensive review of why Gov. Chris Christie's subordinates ordered lane closures near the George Washington Bridge.
Plaintiffs on the losing side of a judge's decision this week to let subsidies flow to all eligible Obamacare enrollees — no matter where they live — say they want an appeals court to hear them out by March.
One out of every 13 American children alive today will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases if smoking rates to not drop, according to report by the surgeon general.
For the first time, President Obama included atheists in his annual observance of Religious Freedom Day.
The two leaders spoke on the phone Thursday afternoon, with the White House saying that Mr. Obama "updated the prime minister on the ongoing U.S. signals intelligence review and both leaders noted the intensive dialogue that the United States and United Kingdom have had on these issues, at all levels."
Olivadotti, who spent 11 years with the Redskins in a variety of roles, will return to the team as its inside linebackers coach, it announced Thursday.
Two watchdog groups say they plan to sue the Federal Election Commission over its decision to dismiss a complaint against GOP strategist Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS.
Hours after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that raising the debt ceiling was "not urgent" and could be put off until May, his spokesman clarified that the Nevada Democrat supports addressing the debt limit as soon as possible.
Like a frustrated teenager who's not allowed to drive, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Thursday he owns a sports car that he can only rev up in his driveway.
"Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths, the colors of our skin, or the origins of our names."
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he has retained a law firm to assist an "internal review" of lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, a scandal that's clouded his second term in Trenton and could dampen his presidential aspirations in 2016.
More than 40 percent of Americans say they're worse off financially than they were a year ago — a shift away from a more positive outlook over the past two years, a new poll said.
A former assistant county prosecutor from New Jersey is linking his 2010 firing with the traffic-jam scandal that's engulfed Gov. Chris Christie, saying he was dismissed in a "mafia-esque" episode after securing an indictment against a sheriff loyal to the Republican governor, according to a report in MailOnline.
The Ravens interviewed Kyle Shanahan for their vacant offensive coordinator position at some point this week, marking his second known interview since being fired by the Redskins on Dec. 30.
Kotwica, who spent seven years in the Army after graduating from West Point in 1997, has been named the Redskins' special teams coordinator, a team spokesman confirmed.
The Nationals will have stability at the upper levels of their minor league system in the coming years. One month after agreeing to a four-year player development contract extension with Triple-A Syracuse, Washington did the same with Harrisburg, its Double-A affiliate, on Wednesday. That takes the Nats through the 2018 season with both.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein opened her testimony at a hearing on unmanned aerial vehicles Wednesday by recounting the time she made a drone crash.
The Redskins announced Wednesday they have hired Brian Baker, formerly of the Browns, to serve as their outside linebackers coach.