Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

Nov 25, 2014

Frontrunners emerge for top Pentagon job

A pair of frontrunners have emerged to take charge at the Pentagon after President Barack Obama announced the departure of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. If former Undersecretary Michele Flournoy gets the nod, she will be the first woman to hold the role, and neither ...

Nov 24, 2014

Republicans step up offensive on Obama's immigration order

Congressional Republicans stepped up their rhetoric against President Barack Obama’s immigration order, vowing to reverse his move to allow as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants stay in the U.S. temporarily. Republicans from the House and the Senate said his actions are more sweeping ...

Divided GOP seeks to check  Obama move

| Nov 22, 2014

Divided GOP seeks to check Obama move

Outraged Republicans struggled for a response to Barack Obama’s sweeping immigration measures that will check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown that could backfire on the party ahead of the 2016 White House race. Their remedy was far ...

U.S. Senate ruptures Keystone pipeline plan for now

Nov 19, 2014

U.S. Senate ruptures Keystone pipeline plan for now

The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday aimed at forcing completion of an oil pipeline running from Canada to Texas, a massive project at the center of a fierce environmental dispute. Republicans, fresh from sweeping midterm election victories, vowed to resurrect the controversial issue next ...

Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

Nov 17, 2014

Obama on collision course with Republicans after trip

After a productive trip abroad, U.S. President Barack Obama returned to Washington on Sunday to face a collision course with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project, showdowns that threaten prospects for cooperation over his remaining two years in office. The contentious immigration ...

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

Nov 16, 2014

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

by Ivan Couronne

Humberto Cruz Salas lives in the United States illegally. But in September, the Colorado resident got a state-issued driver’s license. Despite the lack of progress on immigration reform at the federal level, a growing number of states are offering greater rights, and more documents, ...

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

Nov 15, 2014

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the measure could still find itself blocked in the Senate. The project, which would bring oil from tar sands in Alberta province to ...