Obama OKs honor for Birmingham bombing victims
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday to award Congress' highest civilian honor to four girls killed in an Alabama church bombing during the civil
Obama balances threats against Americans' rights
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forecasting the changing nature of threats against the U.S. for years to come, President Barack Obama says "America is at a crossroads." And so, too, is his
House committee passes Iran sanctions legislation
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new push to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions by crippling the country's economy is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill.
Immigration bill heads to full Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — A far-reaching bill to remake the nation's immigration system is headed to the full Senate, where tough battles are brewing on gay marriage, border security and
Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
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.
Obama voices support for Senate immigration bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a far-reaching immigration overhaul approved by a Senate panel is largely consistent with his own principles.
Obama defends drone strikes but says no cure-all
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended America's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S.
Key senator to let Myanmar sanctions bill lapse
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, easing up on his long-held tough stance on Myanmar, said Tuesday he planned to allow key sanctions legislation against the
Senate panel approves immigration bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary
Senate votes to make small cut to food stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a $400 million annual cut — or roughly a half of 1 percent — to the food stamp program as part of a major five-year farm bill.
House passes bill on lying about military medals
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who falsely claim they have received a military medal in order to obtain money or government benefits could face up to a year in jail under legislation
Kerry challenges Congress on diplomats' security
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry challenged Congress on Monday to go beyond its investigations of embassy security and help ensure that U.S. embassies and
AP CEO calls records seizure 'unconstitutional'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press' president and chief executive says the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records has already had a chilling
A look at why the Benghazi issue keeps coming back
WASHINGTON (AP) — The night of smoke, chaos, gunfire and grenades that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is well-documented. Eight months later, it is the decisions made
Congress rethinks 9/11 law on military force
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is rethinking the broad authority it gave the president to wage a war on terror after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in light of how President
House immigration group reaches a deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of House members announced a deal Thursday on sweeping immigration legislation, a breakthrough that could boost chances for one of President