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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose."
CapitolInq: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), whose parents immigrated from Cuba and who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a blistering critique Tuesday of the Obama administration’s decision to release Cuban spies as the Castro regime freed American Alan Gross from imprisonment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he will try to undertake an overhaul of the tax system with the new Republican majorities in Congress. He says the "devil is in the details."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Flipping the script on a Republican rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "an isolationist" as the GOP's intra-party feud over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy intensified.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The smell of latkes - fresh potato pancakes - wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. spy Cuba is releasing is one of the most important intelligence agents the U.S. has ever had in Cuba.
In a crowded aircraft hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, President Obama told thousands of military service members Monday that they "are the backbone of the greatest nation on Earth," and thanked them for their "selfless character."
They like Hillary in 2016. But they want her to fight for it first. A national poll from Monmouth University released Monday finds that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the top choice of Democrats as the party's next presidential nominee, though a substantial number also think she should be challenged in a primary.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is offering U.S. assistance to Australia after the Sydney hostage crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he is "very seriously" considering a run for the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. will respond "proportionally" to North Korea's punishing hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment at a place, time and manner "that we choose."
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he will try to undertake an overhaul of the tax system with the new Republican majorities in Congress. He says the "devil is in the details."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress will keep the U.S. economic embargo in place until lawmakers can gauge the pace of progress in the "hermetically sealed society."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Flipping the script on a Republican rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "an isolationist" as the GOP's intra-party feud over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy intensified.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taking another step toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning his advisory role with British banking giant Barclays.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Hanukkah teaches that one act of faith can make a miracle.
Diane DeBarri, now the CEO of a halfway-house company, has been cleared on methamphetamine-related charges.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.
CapitolInq: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), whose parents immigrated from Cuba and who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a blistering critique Tuesday of the Obama administration’s decision to release Cuban spies as the Castro regime freed American Alan Gross from imprisonment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The smell of latkes - fresh potato pancakes - wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's proud to have been part of an administration that worked to ban brutal interrogations and says the U.S. should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
Diane DeBarri, now the CEO of a halfway-house company, has been cleared on methamphetamine-related charges.