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  • Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources

    Ashton Carter expected to be nominated to lead Pentagon: sources
    Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist with years of experience at the Pentagon, is expected to be nominated by President Obama as the next secretary of Defense, according to an official familiar with the situation. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Republicans vs. White House: Laying out battle plan on immigration

    WASHINGTON The White House came under heavy scrutiny from Republicans on Tuesday in what is expected to be the first of many clashes over President Barack Obama's controversial executive action that shields from deportation around 4 million people in...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to meet with Obama on Friday

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to meet with Obama on Friday
    WASHINGTON— Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is heading to the nation's capital on Friday, where he and other newly elected governors will be meeting with the president, a White House official said Tuesday The group of governors will be meeting with...
  • Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say

    Obama will nominate Ashton Carter as Defense secretary, officials say
    President Obama is expected to nominate Ashton Carter, a physicist with extensive experience in the Pentagon’s leadership, as secretary of Defense to replace Chuck Hagel, according to administration officials. If confirmed by the Senate, Carter...
  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott expected to sue Barack Obama, then meet him

    AUSTIN, Texas On Wednesday, Greg Abbott, Texas' attorney general, is expected to announce that for the 31st time he will be suing the Obama administration on behalf of his state, this time trying to block the president's executive order on immigration. On...
  • Rule No. 1: Don't bad-mouth Sasha and Malia Obama

    There's little Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, but the informal ban on publicly ripping on the president's children appears to be one of the few remaining spots of common ground — or so a young GOP aide learned Monday....
  • After Chuck Hagel's departure, America needs a solid new defense secretary

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Monday, Dec. 1: Between Thanksgiving and events in Ferguson, Americans might have missed the rhetorical gymnastics on display after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his resignation....
  • Congressional aide resigns after slamming Obama daughters

    Congressional aide resigns after slamming Obama daughters
    An aide to a Republican congressman has resigned after her online criticism of President Barack Obama's teenage daughters drew a critical spotlight to herself. Elizabeth Lauten, who was communications director for U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher, had...
  • Where the buck really stops

    WASHINGTON -- The thrashing that voters administered to the Democrats in the midterm congressional elections confirmed the old admonition Harry Truman kept on his White House desk: "The buck stops here." The Republicans widened their hold on the House...
  • China's president defends refusal of visas for foreign correspondents

    China's president defends refusal of visas for foreign correspondents
    Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that foreign journalists who have had trouble obtaining or renewing their Chinese visas might be the cause of their own problems and that media outlets operating in China “need to obey China’s laws...
  • Obama and 'the stupidity of the American voter'

    Obama and 'the stupidity of the American voter'
    Post-election analysis falls somewhere between amusing and clueless. In the amusing camp are Democratic strategists who intone that more Democrats would have won if only more people had voted. The gods surely blush with envy. And, of course, there's...