U.S. high court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

Jun 27, 2014

U.S. high court rebukes Obama on recess appointments

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that President Barack Obama acted illegally when he made recess appointments to a key government agency, a decision that appears to block any president’s ability to get around political gridlock in Washington by making appointments without congressional ...

Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels

Jun 27, 2014

Obama seeks $500 million from Congress to help moderate Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers to provide more help to Syria’s opposition, asked Congress on Thursday to approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar Assad. It was the administration’s most tangible move yet ...

Jun 24, 2014

U.S. can expect huge bill from climate change: report

Annual property losses from hurricanes and other coastal storms of $35 billion; a decline in crop yields of 14 percent, costing corn and wheat farmers tens of billions of dollars; heat wave-driven demand for electricity costing utility customers up to $12 billion per year. ...

U.S. seizes suspect in Benghazi attack

Jun 18, 2014

U.S. seizes suspect in Benghazi attack

U.S. special forces seized a “key leader” of the deadly consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, and he is on his way to face trial in the U.S. for the assault that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, the Obama administration announced Tuesday. ...

Jun 15, 2014

Emboldened House conservatives begin to plan next steps

Conservatives emboldened by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s astonishing loss to a tea party-backed upstart are pledging to capitalize on their newfound political strength. That is setting up election-year struggles over Congress’ most basic legislative responsibilities and erasing already slim hopes for ambitious bills ...

Marchers call for action after U.S. mass shootings

Jun 15, 2014

Marchers call for action after U.S. mass shootings

More than 1,000 demonstrators — including nearly 100 from Newtown, Connecticut, the site of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting rampage — marched across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday, demanding that action be taken to stem the recent wave of mass shootings ...