| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday called a reported chemical attack outside Damascus a breach of international norms, but would not discuss whether the Obama administration believed it had legal authority to launch a retaliatory...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional.
Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
American journalists of an Anglophilic bent often complain that debates in Britain's House of Commons put those in the U.S. Congress to shame. Actually, the Commons often showcases its own form of superficiality, as in the Kabuki theater of Prime...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- A state visit to the U.S. by the president of Brazil was put on hold Tuesday in the latest diplomatic fallout from leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying tactics. Documents leaked by Snowden...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials have “serious concerns” about reports of excessive force by Turkish police against protesters, the White House said Monday, as a country lauded as a model for democracy in the Muslim world faces its most violent...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- Taking aim at so-called patent trolls that use the threat of lawsuits to obtain licensing fees, President Obama issued executive orders to crack down on abuses and called on Congress to take tougher steps to protect innovative high-tech...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON — The rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act again came under sharp criticism Wednesday, three weeks into the launch, but this time some of the loudest voices were among top Democrats, including President Obama's closest allies....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:09 AM
The White House said Thursday that Sen. Dick Durbin’s account of a Republican insult of President Barack Obama was an inaccurate “misunderstanding,” and an opponent of the senator criticized him for including the “discredited...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- The White House has denied as untrue a claim by the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat that an unnamed House Republican leader insulted President Obama in a recent meeting, calling it the result of a “miscommunication”...