President Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant Ryan M. Pitts during a White House ceremony Monday. Continue reading
The cascade of international crises this week comes as the American public’s views about President Obama’s foreign policy have soured, turning what was once seen as his strength into a potential liability. For a second-term president already hamstrung on the domestic front, the world stage hardly looks like the refuge it sometimes has offered leaders in their final White House years.
The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border. Continue reading
A Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was in federal law enforcement custody, the U.S. attorney’s office said Saturday. Security at the capital’s federal courthouse was heightened in anticipation of a possible court appearance by the suspect later in the day. Continue reading
For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. Continue reading
President Barack Obama says child care, family leave and workplace flexibility aren’t frills, they’re basic needs. Continue reading
In case you missed it, the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was Saturday night. And, as is the custom, President Barack Obama took playful shots at just about everyone — including himself. Hari Sreenivasan has the highlights. Continue reading
Obama administration officials on Thursday predicted health insurance premiums would be stable next year despite concerns