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  • Obama's role in Ferguson is complicated

    WASHINGTON The morning after the St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, reporters traveling on Air Force One with President Barack Obama to a Chicago speech on immigration had a question they came back...
  • U.S. braces for release of long-delayed report on CIA torture

    The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday, reigniting a post-9/11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s much-...
  • A royal watcher's delight: Prince William drops into D.C.

    WASHINGTON Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, started off his first trip to Washington on Monday with a common touch: He boarded a commercial shuttle that flies hourly between New York and the nation's capital. Of course, he was immediately spotted...
  • Obama pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving ritual at White House

    Obama pardons turkeys in Thanksgiving ritual at White House
    Cheese, a 49-pound, 36-inch-tall turkey with a gobble said to sound like a country twang, received a presidential pardon at the White House on Wednesday, saving him from a "terrible and delicious fate." President Obama spared the bird as part of the...
  • Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release

    Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday privately expressed concern about the timing of the release of a long-awaited Congressional report criticizing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods days before it was expected to be released. Kerry's...
  • Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'

    Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'
    President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy. Rauner,...
  • Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama

    Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan will join six other newly elected governors at the White House Friday morning for a meeting with President Obama. The day of White House activities is expected to begin with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and end with...
  • President Obama ushers in Christmas with lighting of national tree

    President Obama ushers in Christmas with lighting of national tree
    President Barack Obama and his family presided over the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday in an annual ritual near the White House that featured musical performances from singers Patti LaBelle and Steve Miller. Obama, who was joined...
  • Boehner vows to avoid government shutdown with help from Democrats

    Boehner vows to avoid government shutdown with help from Democrats
    Overriding objections from some conservative Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Thursday to plow ahead with a spending bill that averts a government shutdown while keeping some budget "leverage" over President Barack Obama's immigration...