By The Associated Press
President Barack Obama is expected to reaffirm his 2008 campaign promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, where terror suspects have been held since 2002, and begin the transfer of some prisoners to other countries. Here is a look at the history of the
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama was interrupted three times by a woman who shouted about drones and detainees in Cuba as he delivered a speech on national security.
The woman was identified as Medea Benjamin from the anti-war group Code Pink. Benjamin yelled from behind a bank of cameras
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After five years of trying, President Barack Obama has placed his first nominee on a key appeals court in Washington.
The Senate voted unanimously on Thursday to confirm Sri Srinivasan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican leaders of the House of Representatives are pledging to act to fix the nation's immigration system but making clear that they will not simply accept legislation passed by the Senate.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Attorney General Eric Holder will review Justice Department policy on leaks investigations involving the news media.
Obama says in a speech on counterterrorism Thursday he's troubled by the idea that leaks investigations may chill the investigative
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Energy Committee says a website partially funded by the oil and gas industry is a constructive tool that could be used by federal regulators in requiring public disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists.
Obama says clear guidelines, oversight and accountability are spelled out in "policy guidance" he signed Wednesday.
He says Thursday in a
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration informs Congress about every drone strike America orders.
In a national security speech Thursday, Obama said the administration has briefed the appropriate congressional committees about all drone strikes outside of Iraq and
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration is willing to consider accepting increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan.
In a speech on new contours of his counterterrorism strategy, Obama took note Thursday of a number of proposed ways of
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is condemning what he calls an "appalling attack" that killed a British soldier Wednesday.
Two men have been accused of butchering the soldier with knives and a meat cleaver on a London street while horrified bystanders watched.
Obama said in a written
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
BICKLETON, Wash. (AP) - A freak snow has given students a snow day in May in the Klickitat County town of Bickleton. School Superintendent Ric Palmer says 10-to-12 inches fell in places overnight and heavy snow brought some tree branches down on lines, knocking out power and
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday