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  • Hagel, under pressure, resigns as U.S. defense secretary

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned on Monday, leaving under pressure as President Barack Obama faces critical national security challenges, including fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and revising plans to exit Afghanistan. It was the...
  • First African-American to play professional golf, others honored with Medal of Freedom

    WASHINGTON Charles Sifford withstood a torrent of racial slurs and death threats more than five decades ago to break the color barrier in professional golf, becoming the first African-American to earn a PGA tour card. On Monday, a beaming Sifford sat...
  • Armenian Orphan Rug, symbol of tragic past, is briefly on view

    WASHINGTON Beauty born from gratitude and horror, the Armenian Orphan Rug went on long-awaited public display Tuesday at the White House Visitor Center. The storied rug's nearly weeklong display two blocks from the White House culminates a lobbying...
  • Obama administration reviewing hostage policies, but not ransom ban

    President Obama has ordered a review of his administration’s handling of kidnappings by terrorist organizations, the White House confirmed Tuesday, but that review does not include a reconsideration of U.S. policy against paying ransom for hostages....
  • Congress must exercise its war powers

     Congress must exercise its war powers
    Before Congress leaves the capital for the holidays, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) must schedule a vote on an authorization for the war against Islamic State. It's a constitutional imperative....
  • As Iran nuclear talks near deadline, surprise deal is still possible

    Ending the dispute over Iran's nuclear program could ease the hostile relationship between Tehran and the West, resolve one of the world's most urgent security threats and provide a diplomatic triumph for President Obama. But as negotiators from Iran...
  • White House reviewing policy toward U.S. hostages held by militants

    White House reviewing policy toward U.S. hostages held by militants
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy governing efforts to free Americans being held by militant groups overseas, the White House said on Monday. In recent months, Islamic State militants have...
  • House GOP sues Obama over health care law

    WASHINGTON After months of threats and delays, House Republicans on Friday finally filed their lawsuit against the Obama administration over the 4-year-old Affordable Care Act, charging that the White House had exceeded its authority on key elements of...
  • San Francisco shout helped set stage for Obama immigration action

    ALAMEDA, Calif. Turning from the podium to see a young man in a gray blazer shouting at him from the rafters, President Barack Obama chided Ju Hong for disrupting his San Francisco immigration speech just three days before Thanksgiving last year. "I need...
  • Michigan woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech

    Michigan woman with gun arrested outside White House after Obama's immigration speech
    A woman demonstrating outside the White House on Thursday night was arrested for carrying a gun, the Secret Service said, shortly after President Barack Obama began a speech unveiling sweeping reforms to the U.S. immigration system. April Lenhart, 23, of...
  • Obama to visit Chicago area Tuesday to discuss immigration

    Obama to visit Chicago area Tuesday to discuss immigration
    President Barack Obama will visit the Chicago area on Tuesday to discuss his just-announced steps on immigration, a White House official said Friday. He will "meet with members of the community and discuss the executive actions he is taking to fix our...