President Barack Obama, while in Pittsburgh for a TechShop event Tuesday, addressed the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, one of the alleged attackers of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Continue reading
For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary Tuesday, he’s been holed up in his suburban home, avoiding the reporters and TV trucks waiting out front. While the world wants to know more about the economics professor turned sudden tea party star, Brat’s in hiding, apparently unprepared for the tempest he unleashed. Continue reading
The Senate’s top Democrat says the free flow of what he calls “shady money” into politics is the biggest threat to democracy he’s seen in his lifetime. But his Republican counterpart calls efforts to limit campaign spending “terrible policy.” Continue reading
The Common Core standards for math and English could be out in two more states. State legislatures in Oklahoma and South Carolina have sent bills to their governors’ desks to withdraw from the standards, which have been adopted by 45 … Continue reading
Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book that she will “not be part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans.” The former secretary of state devotes a chapter of her upcoming book, “Hard Choices,” to the Benghazi attack, responding to Republicans who have accused the Obama administration of stonewalling congressional investigators and misleading the public about the nature of the attack in the weeks before the presidential election. Four Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is a lover of games played on hard courts, baseball diamonds and in 10-yard increments. His two daughters are active in sports and, like many parents with children on athletic teams, he worries about their safety.
But unlike many of those parents, Obama is uniquely positioned to help address the concerns.
At the White House on Thursday, Obama hosted a summit with representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, researchers and others to call attention to the issue of youth sports concussions. Continue reading
Residents in a southwest Oregon county voted emphatically to ban genetically engineered crops following a campaign that attracted a bushel of out-of-state money. Continue reading
Seven candidates in Georgia want to replace retiring Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss. The race will help determine which party controls the Senate in the final two years of the Obama administration. But early voting suggests fewer than 600,000 ballots will decide which two candidates advance to a July runoff. Continue reading