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The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits increased just 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 352,000. The slight gain kept applications at a level consistent with solid hiring and suggests March's sluggish hiring may have been temporary.
Saying "I don't think anybody lied to anybody," Secretary of State John F. Kerry promised Wednesday to appoint a special liaison to dispel Republican lawmakers' lingering suspicions over the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, suggesting March's weak month of hiring may have been a temporary slowdown.
President Obama posthumously awarded Emil Kapaun the Medal of Honor for his "extraordinary heroism" Thursday, delivering an emotional tribute to the Army Catholic chaplain who saved hundreds of soldiers during the Korean War before a room filled with Kapaun's family, military chaplains and a handful of his surviving Army comrades.
British lawmakers returned early from an Easter recess Wednesday to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as preparations got underway for a funeral filled with military ceremony — and security headaches.
Mehdi Ouazzani isn’t the devil, but he has played one on TV — in the popular five-part miniseries “The Bible” — only he didn’t realize that some thought he looked like President Barack Obama while he was at it.
If you tuned into the start of the 1963 NCAA championship between little Loyola of Chicago and mighty Cincinnati, it looked like few, if any, of the college basketball games you'd ever watched before.
On Easter Sunday of all days and in God's House, the Rev. Luis Leon race- baited and pandered to President Obama ("Communing with hatemongers from the pulpit," Commentary, Wednesday). Mr. Leon charged that "captains of the religious right" want to oppress black Americans. Really? Well, Mr. Leon, just who are these people? I challenge you to name them.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high last week, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays.
President Obama sure is serpent-bit when it comes to going to church. First, it was his longtime Chicago preacher who dragged the young presidential aspirant into hot water with all his fiery old sermons about the U.S. of KKK and chickens coming home to roost. Now, his most regular preacher, we find out, hangs out with white supremacists.
First lady Michelle Obama's plans to push healthy food choices on participants in the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll went awry, as children — fueled by the pro-spaghetti book she read them — voiced scant preference for peas.
It is fitting that the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the same-sex marriage cases the week before Easter. Our three branches of government are patterned after the crosses of Calvary, with the center cross representing the judiciary and the two adjacent crosses, which held the two thieves, representative of the executive and legislative branches.
Happy Easter: Send money. It wasn't quite that blunt, but Democratic Party politicos were up early Sunday morning sending out Easter emails to constituents on behalf of President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Virginia's governor hopeful, Terry McAuliffe, that focused more on money than on the spiritual.
The pastor who delivered an Easter service sermon to President Obama on Sunday waded into political territory, issuing a rebuke for the religious right who pined for the days of old.