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  • Iranian official will not get visa for U.N. ambassadorship: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it would not grant a visa to Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions about how much influence the White House...
  • CIA's use of harsh interrogation went beyond legal authority, Senate report says

    WASHINGTON A still-secret Senate Intelligence Committee report calls into question the legal foundation of the CIA's use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists, a finding that challenges the key defense on...
  • Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw flawed Obamacare rollout, resigns

    WASHINGTON – Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama’s landmark healthcare law, is stepping down as Health and Human Services secretary after about five years, according to a senior...
  • Iran official says envoy decision will not affect nuke talks

    ANKARA (Reuters) - An Iranian official said on Friday a U.S. decision to deny a visa to an Iranian diplomat to allow him to become Iran's ambassador to the United Nations would not affect Tehran's nuclear talks with world powers. The official told...
  • The ugly Ryan budget [Editorial]

    The ugly Ryan budget  [Editorial]
    The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November....
  • Obama names Sylvia Burwell to take over healthcare law implementation

    WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and competent" to run the next phase of his...
  • Turkey condemns 'Armenian genocide' resolution in U.S. Senate

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey condemned on Friday a U.S. Senate committee resolution branding the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War One as genocide and warned Congress against taking steps that would harm Turkish-American ties. The...
  • A life deserved [Commentary]

    My daughter, Tatyana McFadden, was born with a disability — an underdeveloped spinal cord that resulted in paralysis below her waist — in St. Petersburg, Russia. She fought for her life then, and later, with the same determination, for her...
  • Obama's health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes

    Obama's health secretary resigns after Obamacare launch woes
    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, a White Houseofficial said on Thursday. Her departure removes one lightning rod for critics...
  • Encourage lawmakers to act on climate change

    During a U.S. Senate all-nighter on climate change, Sen. Bill Nelson's statement that Florida is ground zero for sea level rise is a clear sign that he understands the urgency of addressing global warming. Given the PR campaign by the energy industry to...
  • Jeb Bush Says GOP Can 'Restore American Greatness'

    STAMFORD — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday evening outlined a vision he said would launch a Republican comeback, put more party members in office this fall and give the party control of the White House in 2016. Bush spoke with optimism...