| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador For those wondering why minors from Central America are flooding into the United States in unprecedented numbers, the story of Hector Antonio Giron, a husky 46-year-old merchant, provides an answer.
On Sept. 14, 2011, gang...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON Perhaps, like mine, your inbox is being flooded with emails from Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Michelle Obama.
President Obama usually says "hey" or "Ann" or "So, Ann." Biden says "Here's the thing, Ann." And Mrs. Obama (Michelle) says "Hi" or...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In his first term, Barack Obama all but declared victory in America's Middle East struggles.
As he precipitously pulled out all U.S. peacekeepers from Iraq, the president had his own "Mission Accomplished" moment when declaring the country "stable,"...
| Jul 7, 2014
At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....
| Jun 29, 2014
| 9:58 PM
President Obama's surprise request that Congress give him authority to quickly deport thousands of Central American children illegally crossing the border is likely to renew the on-again, off-again immigration reform debate that many Republicans had hoped...
| May 27, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett has his re-election work cut out for him because just three out of every 10 people surveyed said they had a favorable view of the incumbent, according to Robert Morris University Polling Institute. The online survey was......
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:51 PM
The White House is expanding a public campaign aimed at dispelling rumors in the U.S. and Latin America about its rules regarding deportation of young immigrants — part of an effort to slow the rising number of minors crossing into the U.S....
| May 30, 2014
| 1:16 PM
After more than three years of jousting with the White House press corps, President Barack Obama's chief spokesman, Jay Carney, will step down next month to pursue yet-to-be-named opportunities, Obama announced on Friday.
Carney's deputy, Josh Earnest,...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:18 PM
A week after President Obama's 2012 reelection, the conservative Federalist Society gathered 1,500 lawyers in black tie to hear one of their own, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., vow to hold the line against an ever-expanding federal government that "towers...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:05 PM
On the heels of a major speech vowing to preserve U.S. power overseas, President Obama is visiting European capitals this week on a now-familiar mission: reassuring allies that the U.S. has not forgotten its role in guaranteeing their security.