Amid “rapid growth” in the collection of data on Americans, the White House has drafted legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort “a significant step backwards.” The veto threat came as lawmakers were set to debate the … Continue reading
Vice President Joe Biden says societies must offer an “affirmative alternative” to extremism for immigrant communities.
Israel’s ambassador to the United States got an earful from seven House Democrats on Wednesday. Continue reading
Romney’s exit comes after several of his former major donors and a veteran staffer in the early voting state of Iowa defected to support former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds. Continue reading
The number of television viewers of the State of the Union address has shrinking, but online, there’s a growing interest. How is the Obama administration tapping into social media to keep the American public engaged? Judy Woodruff speaks with the Kori Schulman, director of online engagement at the White House, about reaching new audiences and the political benefits of speaking with YouTube stars. Continue reading
In a social media push by the White House, three popular YouTube users were invited to interview President Obama following the State of the Union. Brian Donahue of CRAFT Media/Digital, William Powers of the MIT Media Lab and YouTube entrepreneur Hank Green discuss with Judy Woodruff how social media and platforms like YouTube may affect the reach and effectiveness of the president’s message. Continue reading