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  • Profiles of 4 killed by drones: aid workers, terror suspects

    A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The American and Italian aid workers were killed inadvertently in a drone attack targeting al-Qaida in...
  • President Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinner monologue has a thousand fathers and mothers

    WASHINGTON If there's a comedy equivalent to the "nuclear football," the suitcase with the launch codes, it's a worn gray folder marked "Presidential Statement" that lives in the bowels of the White House, in the speechwriters' suite, and was delivered to...
  • Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'

    Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'
    President Obama marked the "solemn" anniversary of the 1915 massacre of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, but stopped short Thursday of using the term genocide despite a 2008 pledge to do so as president. Obama ‎called the massacre...
  • Sheldon Adelson has placed bad bets, but politicians keep calling

    WASHINGTON As Ted Cruz, Rick Perry and Jeb Bush's big brother, former President George W. Bush, head to Las Vegas this weekend for the latest episode in GOP presidential hopefuls' long-running courtship of Sheldon Adelson, it's worth remembering that...
  • S.E. Cupp: Should the presidency hang on a hypothetical gay wedding invitation?

    In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds? Allow me to set the table for you: The U.S. economic recovery is anemic at best, with long-term joblessness still a major problem confronting...
  • GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    NEW YORK In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't force states to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. Since then, the Obama administration has looked for ways to persuade Republicans...
  • Downplaying rift, Biden defends Obama's support for Israel

    Downplaying the U.S. rift with Israel, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday staunchly defended President Barack Obama's record of supporting the Jewish state, working to allay the concerns of many American Jews who have lined up against the budding...
  • US raid in Pakistan killed two hostages, Obama acknowledges

    WASHINGTON A U.S. drone strike targeting a compound frequented by al-Qaida leaders accidentally killed two hostages, including one American, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in January, the White House announced Thursday. The hostages, both aid...
  • Here's a surprise: Congress is actually legislating

    WASHINGTON Congress, which for years has put the "fun" in dysfunctional, actually appears to be functioning lately. Thursday's vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, and a day earlier to approve an anti-human trafficking bill, capped a...
  • Obama in Everglades: 'Climate change cannot be edited out of the conversation'

    MIAMI President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid his first visit to the Everglades, delivering an Earth Day speech that tied the threat rising seas pose for the imperiled River of Grass to wider climate change risks across the nation. But his choice of...
  • Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

    President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th...