By ROGER ALFORDAssociated Press
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A tea party challenger signaled on Monday that he intends to take on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's GOP primary in Kentucky.
Louisville businessman Matt Bevin's entry into the race would force a major shift in
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - If President Barack Obama's new focus on the economy sounds familiar, that's because he's done it before.
Since the first year of his presidency, Obama has been launching - and re-launching - initiatives on the economy. Some
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Teachers who aren't up to snuff shouldn't be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday.
Randi Weingarten told a gathering of her union's rank-and-file
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is enrolling some star power to promote health care.
Obama stopped by a private White House meeting Monday with celebrities including singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Amy Poehler, Michael Cera and Kal Penn.
The White House
By ALEXANDRA OLSONAssociated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A top U.N. official said Monday she was overwhelmed by the suffering of children during a recent visit to Syria and warned officials and rebel commanders alike that they risk prosecution as war criminals for atrocities against minors.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama is speaking out about the toll that gun violence is taking on young people, in a shift that shows the first lady's willingness to tackle new and polarizing issues as she shapes her second term.
A meeting with high school
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the new British prince has been born "at a time of promise and opportunity" between Britain and the United States.
Obama said in a written statement that he and first lady Michelle Obama wish Prince William and his wife, Kate, "all the happiness and
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is applauding the European Union's decision to label the military wing of Hezbollah a terrorist group.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says it sends a clear message that there are consequences for the Lebanese group's terrorist activities, including a
By NANCY BENACAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the first 200 years of the republic, just three presidents survived more than two decades after leaving office: John Adams, Martin Van Buren and Herbert Hoover. The odds for ex-presidents have improved considerably since then.
Jimmy Carter, who
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War.
The White House says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will join Obama for a ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.
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