Politics

  • Obama: Time to 'fix our broken immigration system'

    Updated: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:31 PM

    President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans in the House want to overhaul immigration laws. He calls on them to pass legislation this year.

  • President Obama vows to improve education at all levels

    Updated: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:30 PM

    President Barack Obama is promising to improve American education from preschool to college in his State of the Union address.

  • UN mediator says talks will continue

    Updated: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:35 PM

    A U.N. mediator says negotiations in Switzerland involving the two sides in Syria's civil war will continue.

  • For Obama, an address focused on what's achievable

    Updated: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:10 PM

    No longer about bold ambitions, this year's State of the Union address will focus more on what's actually achievable.

  • Farm bill deal would cut food stamps by 1 percent

    Updated: Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:25 PM

    A House plan to make major cuts to food stamps would be scaled back under a bipartisan agreement on a massive farm bill, a near end to a more than two-year fight that has threatened to hurt rural lawmakers in an election year.

  • Gov't, Internet companies reach deal on disclosure

    Updated: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:56 PM

    The government and leading Internet companies have agreed to a compromise allowing companies to reveal how often they are ordered to turn over information about their customers in national security investigations.

  • Threat about Sochi attacks considered a hoax

    Updated: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:27 PM

    Threats to a string of European Olympic offices are reviving a question that has haunted preparations for the Winter Games next month: Is it safe to go to Sochi?

  • Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad's future

    Updated: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:23 PM

    With a peace conference on Syria off to a rocky start, a U.N. mediator will meet with opposing negotiators separately tomorrow to see if they can even sit together in face-to-face talks due to begin Friday.

  • President Obama: Sex assault an affront to decency, humanity

    Updated: Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:55 PM

    President Barack Obama says sexual assault in the U.S. is an affront to basic decency and humanity.

  • Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife indicted

    Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:37 PM

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been indicted on federal corruption charges.

  • Court: Gay juror was taken off panel improperly

    Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:21 PM

    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that potential jurors may not be removed from a trial during jury selection solely because of sexual orientation.

  • Christie says he has a mandate

    Updated: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:31 PM

    As he starts his second term, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's been given a mandate by the voters to stay the course.

  • Christie aide: Hoboken treated no differently

    Updated: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:21 PM

    Gov. Chris Christie's administration is continuing its push to show that Hoboken has not been treated differently than other cities in its efforts to gain Superstorm Sandy relief funding.

  • UN withdraws Iran invitation to Syria talks

    Updated: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:27 PM

    The U.N. secretary-general has withdrawn his invitation to Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks, saying he is "deeply disappointed" by Iran's statements Monday.

  • Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

    Updated: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:42 PM

    Several of the key surveillance reforms unveiled by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy, legal experts warn.

  • Civil liberties advocates not impressed with Obama's reforms

    Updated: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:23 PM

    One of the leading civil liberties advocates in Congress isn't impressed with the changes outlined by President Barack Obama today in the government's surveillance programs.

  • Obama calls for end to government control of phone data and less secrecy

    Updated: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:20 PM

    President Barack Obama is calling for an end to the government's control of phone data from millions of Americans and ordering intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records.

  • Top lawmakers wrapping up catchall spending bill

    Updated: Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:27 PM

    Top congressional negotiators are closing in on an agreement on a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year.

  • Obama: Gates did an outstanding job for me

    Updated: Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:16 PM

    President Barack Obama says former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates did an outstanding job while at the Pentagon and calls him a good friend.

  • Sharon remembered as leader dedicated to Israel

    Updated: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:36 PM

    President Barack Obama is remembering former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as a leader who dedicated his life to his country.

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