December 18, 2014 @ 2:53 pm
The White House says President Barack Obama has voiced concern to Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi over mass trials and the imprisonment of journalists and peaceful activists in Egypt.
December 18, 2014 @ 2:48 pm
The computer files of more than 40,000 federal workers may have been compromised by a cyberattack at federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, the second breach this year at a major firm handling national security background investigations of workers at federal agencies, the government confirmed Thursday.
December 18, 2014 @ 2:44 pm
With a recent streak of activism, President Barack Obama is shaking up the governing status quo and creating a new normal for his successors.
December 18, 2014 @ 2:29 pm
The Secret Service is an "insular" agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.
December 18, 2014 @ 2:16 pm
Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces.
December 18, 2014 @ 2:12 pm
As the 2016 Republican presidential primary lurched ahead this week, no GOP prospect had a ride quite like Marco Rubio.
December 18, 2014 @ 2:04 pm
When the U.S. government's global-aid agency launched secret plans to undermine Cuba's communist government, it didn't turn to the CIA for help. Instead, it used little-known contractors to carry out the operations -- leading to multiple detentions and the high-profile arrest of American Alan Gross.
December 18, 2014 @ 1:56 pm
How does one end almost 54 years of hostility toward a next-door neighbor?
December 18, 2014 @ 12:44 pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday capped a swift and forceful response to an Associated Press investigation by signing into law a measure that bars suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving U.S. Social Security benefits.
December 18, 2014 @ 12:29 pm
President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:44 am
The U.S. is prepared to veto a United Nations Security Council proposal that calls for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands in 2017.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:24 am
The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:21 am
The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which President Barack Obama announced at the White House this week:
December 18, 2014 @ 11:16 am
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday the lengthy U.S. economic embargo against Cuba "just hasn't worked" and voiced support for opening trade with Cuba in the aftermath of the Obama administration's policy shift regarding the communist island.
December 18, 2014 @ 11:14 am
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Obama administration's decision to renew diplomatic ties with Cuba won't impact immigration rules just yet.