By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.
"This is not
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
BERLIN (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling for a one-third reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles.
Obama is speaking at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, a powerful symbol of the Cold War. He says it's possible to ensure American
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's no guarantee that President Barack Obama's health care law will launch smoothly and on time, congressional investigators say in the first in-depth independent look at its progress.
But in a report to be released Wednesday
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A spokeswoman for Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the administration will no longer comment for stories published in three of Maine's daily newspapers.
Adrienne Bennett told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/17Wn2Of ) on Tuesday the administration won't be talking
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense officials say four U.S. troops were killed Tuesday at or near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
Officials say the four were killed by indirect fire, likely a mortar or rocket, but they had no other details.
The officials spoke on
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm-state lawmakers are scrambling to win bipartisan support for a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill on the House floor this week.
The legislation would cut $2 billion a year from food stamps while raising subsidies for several crops
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Google on Tuesday sharply challenged the federal government's gag order on its Internet surveillance program, citing what it described as a First Amendment right to divulge how many requests it receives from the government for data about its
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Internal Revenue Service manager and self-described conservative Republican said the close scrutiny of tea party groups' tax forms originated in his Cincinnati IRS office and not in Washington, according to a full transcript of his interview by
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House unveiled slashing cuts Tuesday to a program that helps localities build community development projects, while their rivals in the Democratic-led Senate proposed to restore GOP cuts to international food aid and
By CASSANDRA VINOGRADAssociated Press
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) - Well, that was close. Or was it? Shortly after wrapping up one of the most peaceful Group of Eight summits in recent memory, Prime Minister David Cameron let a cat out of the bag.
"Now #G8UK is over I can reveal a bomb was