WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's political support group is stepping up its immigration efforts as the Senate holds hearings on overhauling the nation's broken system.
Organizing for Action will hold an immigration "day of action" May 2 that could include rallies around the
By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The richest Americans got richer during the first two years of the economic recovery while average net worth declined for the other 93 percent of U.S. households, says a report released Tuesday.
The upper 7 percent of households owned 63 percent
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As airport delays spread across the country, members of Congress on Tuesday urged the administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers to give the White House and Congress time to find a less painful way of handling automatic
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior Army officials warned Tuesday they may have to cut more than 100,000 additional soldiers over the next decade unless automatic spending reductions forcing the military services to slash their budgets are stopped.
Testifying before the
By DONNA CASSATA and MATT GOURASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, the powerful Senate Finance chairman who steered President Barack Obama's health care overhaul into law but broke with his party on gun control, said Tuesday he will not run for re-election.
ROME (AP) - President Giorgio Napolitano opened his unprecedented second term with around-the-clock consultations Tuesday aimed at finding a candidate to form a new government and end the political paralysis following inconclusive February elections.
Napolitano met with leaders of both chambers and
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican senators skeptical of new immigration legislation and of the Obama administration's record on border security are getting a chance to question Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (neh-pahl-ih-TAN'-oh).
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As airlines prepare to begin flying Boeing's beleaguered 787 Dreamliners again, federal investigators are looking at how regulators and the company tested and approved the plane's cutting-edge battery system, and whether the government cedes
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. and Israel need to ensure that their alliance is "closer than ever," as Mideast security challenges grow more complicated.
Hagel spoke briefly before starting a closed-door meeting Tuesday
By DAVID PITTAssociated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Days after they were badly hurt in a car accident, Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana lay unconscious in an Iowa hospital while the American health care system weighed what to do with the two immigrants from Mexico.
The men had health