By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is holding his first meeting with a privacy and civil liberties board Friday as he seeks to make good on his pledge to have a public discussion about secretive government surveillance programs.
Obama has said the
By CRISTINA SILVAAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - President Barack Obama has championed two sweeping policy changes that could transform how people live in the United States: affordable health care for all and a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants illegally in the country.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Republican leader, who last year accused the Obama administration of Nixon-style dirty tricks, says the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups is part of a broader government assault on free speech.
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has chosen a former George W. Bush administration official best known for a dramatic hospital bedside standoff against a warrantless wiretapping program to head the FBI for the next decade.
White House officials are hoping
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House's broad rejection of a massive farm bill could signal a shift in the way Congress views agriculture policy.
Farm issues once had enormous clout on Capitol Hill, but the healthy agriculture economy and an increased interest in
By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry began an overseas trip Friday plunging into two thorny foreign policy problems: unrelenting bloodshed in Syria and efforts to talk to the Taliban and find a political resolution to the war in Afghanistan.
By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Far-reaching immigration legislation offering the prize of U.S. citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground in the Senate following agreement between Republicans and Democrats on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested - charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws.
Farfetched? Not as much
By ALANNA DURKINAssociated Press
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's often-brash Republican governor - who once told the Portland branch of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," called protesters "idiots," referred to government managers as "corrupt" and compared the IRS to the Gestapo - has done it again.
By MARCO SIBAJA, JENNY BARCHFIELD and BRADLEY BROOKSAssociated Press
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - More than a week of massive, violent protests across Brazil invited only stoic silence Friday from President Dilma Rousseff, even after she had called an emergency meeting with a top Cabinet member in