Jul 23, 2014

U.S. appeals court deals blow to health law

President Barack Obama’s health care law is snared in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue Tuesday. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and ...

Jun 24, 2014

Noda urges Abe to name more women to Cabinet

A ranking member of the Liberal Democratic Party expressed her hopes on Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will move to appoint more women if he opts to reshuffle his Cabinet this summer. “I think he will accelerate (the appointment of female Cabinet member),” ...

Sep 10, 2013

Ex-U.S. official in Okinawa tapped for NSC

The White House will name Raymond Green, former U.S. consul general in Okinawa Prefecture, as the next director for Japan affairs at the U.S. National Security Council, sources said. Green is currently director of the economic policy office at the U.S. Department of State’s ...

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

Jan 28, 2013

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

by Krissah Thompson

As President Barack Obama took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech on the night of his re-election, his younger daughter nudged his arm. He bent down to listen to 11-year-old Sasha. “Behind you,” she mouthed. The president nodded and promptly turned to wave ...