- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
- U.N. warns of Muslim ‘cleansing’ in Central African Republic
- Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
- Drug mix may have cured child born with HIV, doctors say
- De Blasio’s wife irks former mansion chef with ‘servant’ remark
- Russia’s neighbors shiver amid Putin’s Cold War moves in Ukraine
- New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional
- Military group can’t march to honor the fallen at Boston Marathon due to security changes
- Senate passes bills deleting ‘retarded’ from laws
- China announces biggest military hike in 3 years: We are not ‘boy scouts with spears’
Latest Barack Obama Items
President Obama's nominee for deputy secretary of state has earned more than $8 million in salary and bonuses since January 2009 as an executive at a Wall Street bank that received a federal bailout.
President Obama's top housing official said Wednesday that lenders are within their rights to resume foreclosures this month despite allegations that they erred in processing documents. But he said the banks could face fines if found to have broken the law.
We applaud President Obama for taking concrete steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency at the White House ("Solar panels to go atop White House," Politics, Oct. 6). The president's decision to go solar also serves as a renewed call to Congress and the administration to restore local-government Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, which effectively were killed in the spring by the regulatory overreach of the Federal Housing Finance Agency at the request of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
With President Obama set for a major trip to Asia next month and the Obama administration nearing the halfway point of its first term, U.S. officials tell Inside the Ring that a heated policy debate is under way over how to deal with China.
Pope Benedict XVI named Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington as one of 24 new cardinals on Wednesday, one of two Americans to be elevated to the elite group that will elect his successor.
Candidates for Illinois governor are linking their opponents to convicted previous governors.
Warnings were ignored, security was lax and good judgment was lacking, leading to one of the worst tragedies in CIA history, when a double-agent suicide bomber killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan in December.
Late last month, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division and the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights hosted a conference called "Civil Rights and School Discipline: Addressing Disparities to Ensure Educational Opportunity." The focus was on the fact that black students are more likely, as a statistical matter, to be disciplined by schools than white students. The Obama administration is unhappy with this disparity.
A disgraced New York politician who was expelled from the state Senate after a misdemeanor conviction for assaulting his girlfriend was accused Tuesday of funding his 2006 campaign with money that was supposed to go to charity.