Political

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama says the Keystone XL oil pipeline is a big deal for Canada but not for the U.S. In a White House news briefing, Obama said Keystone would create only a couple of thousand temporary construction jobs and would not lower gas prices in the U.S...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is optimistic that things can get done in the deeply divided capital city. In a news briefing at the White House, the President was pressed about life with a new Republican-led Congress. Obama said he is always willing to compromise. He also...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama calls 2014 a year of action and a breakthrough year for America. Opening a year-end news briefing at the White House, the President said the economy continues to recover nicely from the deep recession. He cited ongoing economic growth, job...
(Washington, DC) -- The FBI is officially blaming North Korea for the cyber attack on Sony. A statement released today says methods used in the hack are similar to ones used in previous attacks linked to North Korea, including one on South Korean banks and media in 2013. The FBI...
(Washington, DC) -- House Speaker John Boehner is formally inviting President Obama to deliver the annual State of the Union address on January 20th. In a letter, Boehner said members of the House and Senate will look forward to hearing the President's views on economic and...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama faces reporters today for the last time this year. Obama will likely take questions about the new U.S. policy toward Cuba, the Sony hacking incident and relations with Congress in his end-of-the-year news conference. Republicans are set to...
(Washington, DC) -- The Secret Service needs more agents, better training, and a higher fence around the White House. Those are the recommendations of an independent panel created after a fence jumper got inside the White House before he was stopped earlier this year. The panel...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is organizing a task force to examine police practices and improve the relationship between law enforcement and local communities. The move comes after weeks of protests following the police killings of a number of unarmed people. The White...
(Undated) -- The Pentagon is expected to announce soon whether Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will face a court martial. The soldier who was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years was released earlier this year. CNN reports that a senior administration official says the...