Aug 16

Obama: Bond was a ‘hero and friend’

President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend, and that he and first lady Michelle Obama have benefited from Bond's example, counsel and friendship.

Aug 15

Frontrunners Clinton and Trump descend on Iowa State Fair

The respective Democratic and Republican front-runners each drew large crowds of gawkers at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, as Clinton sampled a pork chop on a stick and Trump gave rides to children on his helicopter emblazoned with his…

Jul 28

The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate…

Jul 12

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other congressional leaders expressed doubts Sunday about a historic agreement with Iran to address that country's nuclear program, predicting President Barack Obama could face hurdles in Congress if negotiators reach…

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