Apr 15, 2014

Obama to visit from April 23-25

U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Japan for three days from April 23 on the first leg of a weeklong Asian tour that will also take him to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, the White House said Monday. Obama will move on to ...

In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

| Apr 15, 2014

In Ukraine, Russia tests Obama resolve

With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obama has vowed repeatedly to enact biting sanctions against Russia’s ...

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA spying revelations

Apr 15, 2014

Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA spying revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government’s sweeping surveillance programs in a blockbuster series of stories based on secret documents supplied by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer for breaking news was ...

Obama picks new health care chief

Apr 14, 2014

Obama picks new health care chief

President Barack Obama’s new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate over the future of the law known derisively as “Obamacare.” Two days after Obama ...

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

Apr 14, 2014

Top Democrat: GOP is 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the broken U.S. immigration system remains stalled because “the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism,” the head of the committee to elect Democratic lawmakers to the House said Sunday. Rep. Steve Israel’s comments are in line with ...

Apr 12, 2014

Reporters who blew cover on NSA return to U.S. for journalism awards

Two reporters central to revealing the U.S. government’s massive surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source: Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras of The ...

Apr 11, 2014

Meeting urged between Obama, abductee kin

Japan has requested that U.S. President Barack Obama meet with relatives of Japanese abducted by North Korean agents when he visits in late April, according to Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of the abduction issue. “We have informed Mr. (Robert) King, U.S. special ...

Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top Health post

Apr 11, 2014

Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top Health post

President Barack Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary is resigning after the rocky rollout of his signature health care law, a White House official said Thursday. Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation comes just over a week after the end of the first enrollment period for the ...