Lewinsky breaks silence on Clinton affair

May 7, 2014

Lewinsky breaks silence on Clinton affair

Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky broke her silence Tuesday about her illicit 1990s affair with President Bill Clinton, saying she wants to reclaim the narrative of events that brought her global humiliation. Lewinsky, now 40, was in her early twenties when she became ...

TPP may leave Japan behind: U.S. farm chief

Apr 29, 2014

TPP may leave Japan behind: U.S. farm chief

A Pacific Rim trade agreement may have to proceed without Japan if Tokyo fails to open its agricultural markets to imports, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. “It is incumbent upon us to have market access, and if the Japanese are unwilling and unable ...

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

Apr 14, 2014

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the broken U.S. immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the committee to elect Democratic lawmakers to the House said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with ...

Apr 12, 2014

Documents show GM knew of defects

General Motors engineers were well aware of serious problems with ignition switches in GM small cars, but rejected several opportunities to make fixes, dozens of confidential documents released Friday by a congressional committee showed. Parts supplier Delphi Automotive also repeatedly tested switches and found ...

Republicans block U.S. gender pay gap bill in Senate

Apr 10, 2014

Republicans block U.S. gender pay gap bill in Senate

Republicans blocked a U.S. Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this November’s congressional elections. Republican lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from ...

Kerry blames Israeli settlements for peace talks stalemate

Apr 9, 2014

Kerry blames Israeli settlements for peace talks stalemate

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday blamed approval of Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem for derailing peace talks with Palestinians, a charge that pricked Israeli officials and sent aides into damage control. The Israeli government announced a major expansion of settlement construction ...

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

Apr 7, 2014

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. “The only way the public ...

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U.S. election donations cap removed by ruling

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the overall cap on federal election contributions is sending ripples across American politics, as states have begun backing away from their own restrictions on donations and lawyers are forecasting a new wave of challenges to campaign ...

'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

Apr 4, 2014

'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a “Cuban Twitter” communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was “dumb, dumb, dumb.” The congressional hearing ...