Politics

  1. In executive 'amnesty' move, Obama pardons turkeys 'Mac' and 'Cheese'
    Olivier Knox

    In executive 'amnesty' move, Obama pardons turkeys 'Mac' and 'Cheese'

  2. Why Ferguson is so mad at prosecutor Bob McCulloch
    Andrew Romano

    Why Ferguson is so mad at prosecutor Bob McCulloch

  3. Top contenders to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary
    Olivier Knox

    Top contenders to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary

  4. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign
    Olivier Knox

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

  5. In wake of Ferguson grand jury decision, the investigations go on
    Holly Bailey

    In wake of Ferguson grand jury decision, the investigations go on

  6. Republicans could struggle to roll back immigration changes
    Meredith Shiner

    Republicans could struggle to roll back immigration changes

  7. Senate to vote on two controversial Obama ‘ambassadonors’ Dec. 1
    Olivier Knox

    Senate to vote on two controversial Obama ‘ambassadonors’ Dec. 1

  8. How Obama’s immigration overhaul will divide voters in 2016
    Andrew Romano

    How Obama’s immigration overhaul will divide voters in 2016

  9. Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress
    Meredith Shiner

    Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

  10. White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks
    Olivier Knox

    White House to Democrats: We’ll seek extension to Iran nuclear talks

  • Exclusive: Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start

    By Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship…

    Reuters
  • Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan…

    Reuters
  • Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Criticism of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a…

    Reuters
  • U.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods. In an open letter issued in Geneva, the seven investigators and…

    Reuters
  • Videos show nationwide protests over Ferguson decision Monday night

    Witnesses shot many videos of the protests that erupted across the country Monday night after a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

    Yahoo News
  • Chuck Hagel’s resignation: strategic pivot or sacrificial lamb?

    President Barack Obama’s acceptance yesterday of the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left little doubt that the administration wants to turn a page on a foreign and national security policy mired in crisis and controversy. Less clear is the internal role that Hagel played in crises…

    Yahoo News
  • Extremely rare for grand jury not to return indictment, statistics show

    The grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown was historic for many reasons, including the fiery protests that erupted in its wake. It was also historic in how rare it is for a grand jury not to return an indictment.

    Yahoo News
  • Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday evening announced that he is reappointing Republican Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to head the Select Committee on Benghazi next Congress. The problem, however, is that by doing so, Boehner named a chairman to a panel that does not yet exist.…

    Yahoo News
  • Syrian Cheesemaker Finds Success in the UK

    Razan Alsous is a 31-year-old Syrian who found refuge in the United Kingdom after fleeing the war with her family in 2012, leaving all her belongings behind.In April 2014, Alsous got a $3,000 loan to open her very own cheese factory, making her one of England’s few halloumi cheese producers.“It’s…

    ABC News
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized Following Coronary Blockage

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized after doctors discovered a blockage in her left coronary artery.Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Court.She underwent coronary catheterization procedure…

    ABC News
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2014. There are 32 days left in the year.

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  • Gov. Nixon to call special session over funding

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the state General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to protests in the Ferguson area.

    Associated Press
  • Christie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead of a potential 2016 presidential run.

    Associated Press
  • Tunisia's outgoing premier backs broad coalition

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Tunisia's next government should be a broad as possible coalition so that it has the necessary support to implement difficult economic reforms, the outgoing prime minister said Friday in an implicit backing of an Islamist-secular alliance.

    Associated Press
  • Election ads were about issues, says 'Carolina Rising' chief

    'Dark money' nonprofit spends millions backing candidate but says ads are about issues.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Pro-McConnell nonprofit hit with IRS complaint

    A watchdog organization wants the IRS to investigate a nonprofit that spent millions backing Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Court case pushed by think tank could leave uninsured out in the cold

    Supreme Court case backed by think tank hinges on single sentence in Affordable Care Act.

    Center for Public Integrity