By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Has the fifth year of his presidency been its worst? President Barack Obama laughs off such questions even as he acknowledges many months of frustrating ups and down.
"That's not how I think about it," Obama told reporters during his
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nomination of veteran Sen. Max Baucus as U.S. ambassador to China reflects the importance to Washington of advancing the economic relationship with the Asian power despite recent strains on security issues.
The Montana Democrat lacks
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has dropped its objection to the publication of a secret court opinion on the law that authorizes the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democrat in line to chair the Senate's most powerful committee is a liberal Oregonian who has been an occasional thorn in the side of the intelligence community, the Obama administration and his own party.
For Sen. Ron Wyden, the only job
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging Congress to resist new sanctions against Iran because current agreements have a good chance to rein in that country's nuclear ambitions.
Obama told reporters Friday that Iran has agreed to actions that will let other
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the delegation he's sending to Russia for the Winter Olympics shows the United States doesn't make distinctions on the basis of sexual orientation.
Russia has come under fierce criticism for passing national laws banning "gay propaganda."
By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama suggested Friday that he may be ready to make some changes in the bulk collection of Americans' phone records to allay the public's concern about privacy.
Obama said he has not yet made any decisions about the
By DESMOND BUTLERAssociated Press
ISTANBUL (AP) - A vast corruption scandal could damage Turkey's powerful leader in a way that anti-government protests which brought thousands into the streets this summer failed to do.
This time, many Turks believe it all comes down to one man: a U.S.-based
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's not brooding about 2013, despite a series of setbacks.
The president said at a year-end news conference from the White House Friday that as long as the economy is improving and he's helping families, he's OK.
Obama's approval rating
WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. institute says satellite images show North Korea is digging a tunnel at its nuclear test site but another underground explosion is unlikely in the next few months.
The recent execution of ruler Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle has heightened concern about the stability of
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/JM8xCIUPDATE: The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a 10-vehicle pileup that happened on I-90 Friday afternoon. It started around 12:45pm in the westbound lanes of I-90 about 7 miles east of Ritzville.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday morning just after 10am, Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank on N. Lincoln.
The search for the two robbers sent Willard Elementary into lockdown, but police say no students were ever in any danger. At 11:30 Friday morning, Spokane Police called off
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62