| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition.
White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:14 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage may not be popular with Republicans in Congress, but he’s betting it will be with his real target, the Democratic voters he hopes to turn out in the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON — Top U.S. officials warned against further Russian military aggression into eastern Ukraine as Americans and Western allies prepared to slap more sanctions on Russian officials and to protect the new government in Kiev.
| Mar 16, 2014
| 2:08 PM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Partial election results released late Sunday showed Crimean voters overwhelmingly supporting a referendum measure that would see their region break away from Ukraine and join Russia.
With half the ballots counted, Mikhail...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 9:18 PM
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — In the face of widespread international condemnation and the threat of punishing new sanctions on the Russian government, voters in Crimea appeared Sunday to overwhelmingly back a measure to break away from Ukraine and become...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:17 PM
WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and said it was preparing a fresh round of sanctions in response to the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. "More is coming,"...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the failure of Western sanctions and diplomacy to stop Russia from seizing Crimea, the Obama administration and its allies scrambled Wednesday to devise new and tougher economic penalties in hope of preventing President...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:05 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama teased Ellen DeGeneres about the selfie she took at the Oscars and confessed to leaving his socks and shoes lying around while the first lady is out of town, but before the end of his Thursday appearance on her talk...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON — In recent years, the National Rifle Assn. has stepped into fights over judicial nominees it views as weak on 2nd Amendment rights, but its decision to oppose a surgeon general nominee takes the powerful lobby into new territory,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:46 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban claimed Saturday that its devastating, commando-style assault on a popular restaurant was payback for a NATO airstrike that killed Afghan civilians, as officials raised the death toll in the Friday night attack to 21...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee lobbed a grenade — a big one — Thursday into the rumbling dispute about whether the Republican party has declared a “war on women.”
Speaking at the Republican National Committee’s...