Politics

Washington – Obama Returns To Capital After Hawaii Vacation

Washington - President Barack Obama has returned to Washington after a winter vacation in Hawaii that was interrupted by the "fiscal cliff" crisis. Obama arrived at Andrews Air ...

Trenton, NJ – Christie: Comments On Obama, Boehner Part Of Job

Trenton, NJ - In 2010, Gov. Chris Christie underestimated the first major storm of his administration by flying to Disney World hours before snow crippled New Jersey. A year later,...

New York – School Bus Strike Threatened For Monday

New York - More than 150,000 New York City public school students may have to find other ways to get to school Monday morning. The union representing the city's school bus drive...

Washington – Republican Party Seems As Divided, Angry As Ever

Washington - The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever. Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions...

Washington – Democratic Aide: Obama To Name Former Senator Hagel For Defense Secretary

Washington - President Barack Obama will nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his defense secretary, and an announcement could come on Monday, a congressional Democ...

West Bank – Palestinian PM Blasts Arabs On Missing Financial Pledges

West Bank - The Palestinian self-rule government is close to being "completely incapacitated," largely because Arab countries haven't delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in p...

Washington – Pelosi Suggests Top Earners Pay Even More In Taxes

Washington - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi isn't ruling out pushing for upper-income earners to pay more even after the "fiscal cliff" deal that raised their taxes. She t...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Appeals For Right-Wing Votes

Jerusalem - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed in a rare interview on Sunday to his right-wing base to cast ballots for his list, rather than hawkish alternatives,...

Syria – Defiant Assad Summons Syrians For “War To Defend Nation”

Syria - A defiant President Bashar al-Assad called on Sunday for national mobilization in a "war to defend the nation", describing rebels fighting him as terrorists and agents of f...

Washington – House Approves $9.7 Billion In Sandy Flood Aid

Washington - More than two months after Superstorm Sandy struck, the House on Friday overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and busine...

Washington – Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise To 372,000

Washington - More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week. The Labor Department says ...

New York – Stocks Skyrocket: Dow Gains 308 Points On ‘Cliff’ Deal

New York - Stocks roared higher on Wall Street and around the world after Congress passed a last-minute budget deal to avert sweeping tax hikes and government spending cuts. The...

New York – Hillary Clinton Discharged From Hospital

New York - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital on Wednesday. Clinton has been speaking with staff and reviewing paperwork from the New Yor...

West Bank – Israel Orders Bedouins To Leave West Bank Area

West Bank - The Israeli military on Wednesday ordered dozens of Palestinian Bedouins to leave their communities so it could conduct military exercises in a remote area of the West ...

Washington – Obama Lauds House Vote On ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Washington - President Barack Obama says an effort to change the nation's tax code that is too skewed toward the wealthy has been achieved with the "fiscal cliff" deal approved in ...

Washington – Cliffhanger No More; House Approves ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill

Washington - Past its own New Year's deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national "fiscal cliff" of middle class tax increases and spendin...

Washington – CBO Says Senate’s “Fiscal Cliff” Bill Adds $4 Trillion To Deficits

Washington - The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday said Senate-passed legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff" would add nearly $4 trillion to federal deficits over a decade, l...

Washington – Over The Fiscal Cliff: Soft Or Hard Landing?

Washington - The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to prevent the nation from going over a Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff." The legislation is now in the hands of the House, which is expecte...

New York – Clinton Receiving Blood Thinners To Dissolve Clot

New York - Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head said blood thinners are being used to dissolve the clot and they are confident sh...

Seoul – North Korean Leader Seeks End To Confrontation With South

Seoul - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for an end to confrontation between the two Koreas, technically still at war in the absence of a peace treaty to end their 1950-53 co...