Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

Jul 8, 2014

Obama invites Texas Gov. Perry to meeting on immigration crisis

President Barack Obama invited Texas Gov. Rick Perry to a roundtable discussion in Dallas tomorrow on the surge of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border. “The president would welcome a meeting with you while he is in Texas,” senior adviser Valerie Jarrett wrote ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. will stem tide of child immigrants: official

Deportations are being stepped up of illegal migrants along the U.S. border, a top Obama adminstration official said Sunday, defending the White House’s handling of a flood of undocumented children. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told NBC television’s “Meet the Press” that officials ...

North Korea nuclear test may be in offing, Seoul says

Apr 22, 2014

North Korea nuclear test may be in offing, Seoul says

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea said Tuesday, citing increased activity at its main test site just days ahead of a visit to Seoul by U.S. President Barack Obama. “Our military is currently detecting a ...

Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report instead of CIA

Apr 9, 2014

Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report instead of CIA

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration’s decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency’s treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it can ...

Russia stands firm on Crimea standoff despite sanctions

Mar 7, 2014

Russia stands firm on Crimea standoff despite sanctions

Russia stood firm Friday in its standoff with the West over Ukraine’s flash point peninsula of Crimea despite sanctions over the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. The heads of Russia’s two houses of Parliament indicated President Vladimir Putin’s resolve by announcing that ...

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Jan 29, 2014

Ukraine opposition presses for more concessions

Ukraine’s opposition Wednesday pressed for more concessions from President Viktor Yanukovych to resolve a deadly political crisis, including an amnesty for jailed activists, after securing the resignation of the prime minister and his entire government. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was expected to ...

Privacy advocates fear 'largely cosmetic' NSA reform package

Jan 16, 2014

Privacy advocates fear 'largely cosmetic' NSA reform package

President Barack Obama’s blueprint for overhauling the government’s sweeping surveillance program is just the starting point. The reality is that few changes could happen quickly without unlikely agreements from a divided Congress and federal judges. The most contentious debate probably will be over the ...