Apr 13, 2015

A brief glance at Clinton

A look at key things to know about Hillary Rodham Clinton, who entered the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on Sunday: THE BRIEF As first lady to President Bill Clinton during the 1990s, she was a driving figure in a failed health care overhaul and ...

White House: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Mar 25, 2015

White House: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

The White House said Tuesday the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. In a joint statement with Afghanistan issued during a day of ...

New Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

Mar 20, 2015

New Secret Service chief forcefully denies reports of crash

The new director of the U.S. Secret Service went on the offensive Thursday in Congress, disputing characterizations in news reports that two senior agents crashed a government vehicle into a security barrier at the White House after a night of drinking earlier this month. ...

Mar 19, 2015

Netanyahu win dashes prospect for a thaw with Obama

The Obama administration signaled on Wednesday it could take a tougher stance toward Benjamin Netanyahu following his decisive Israeli election victory and campaign tack to the right, saying there will be consequences for his sudden reversal on the idea of an independent Palestinian state. ...