WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says a far-reaching immigration overhaul approved by a Senate panel is largely consistent with his own principles.
He says the bill meets the challenge of fixing a broken U.S. immigration system.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill in a 13-5
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.
New details on the administration's budget request emerged on Tuesday and underscored
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top lawmakers and officials said Tuesday that the federal government has plenty of money on hand to pay for recovery efforts in the wake of the devastating tornado that struck Oklahoma.
The government has more than $11 billion in its main disaster
By DESMOND BUTLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are trying to block Obama administration overtures to Russia on missile defense, creating a potential obstacle to arms control talks.
Lawmakers are proposing a measure that would bar the administration from sharing classified missile
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama believes journalists shouldn't be prosecuted for doing their jobs, the White House said Tuesday, showing solidarity with First Amendment advocates alarmed by a pair of high-profile federal probes into national security
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists, officials say. But
By MISHA DZHINZDHIKHASHVILIAssociated Press
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) - Allies of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili - a former prime minister and a provincial governor - were charged on Tuesday with embezzlement and abuse of office in another sign of an ongoing power struggle between the country
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Peace Corps says it will begin accepting applications from same-sex domestic partners who want to serve together as volunteers overseas.
Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet says the change will diversify the pool of applicants who
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are asking Myanmar President Thein Sein (tane sane) to free nearly 250 political prisoners.
Thein Sein met Tuesday with members of the Senate and House on Capitol Hill, a day after he became the first Myanmar leader to visit the
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter is booming as a social media destination for teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study published Tuesday about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal