American Flag Raised At U.S. Embassy In Cuba

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:12:11 GMT : After more than half a century, the American flag was raised over the U.S. Embassy in Cuba in a ceremony on Friday. The raising of the flag was a symbolic move as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize American-Cuban relations.

Most Americans Disapprove Of Obama's Handling Of Iran

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:53:11 GMT : As President Barack Obama looks to build support for the nuclear agreement with Iran, the results of a new Gallup poll show that most Americans disapprove of his handling of the situation in the Islamic Republic.

Greek Parliament Approves Bailout Deal With Dissent From Ruling Party

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:55:41 GMT : The Greek Parliament has approved a draft agreement with its creditors over the terms of the third bailout which would help the nation stay afloat. The proposed deal was put to vote Friday morning after marathon debate overnight, which witnesses heated exchanges. The deal received a handsome support of 222 members against 64 'no' votes and 11 abstentions, although Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras f

Trump Suggests He Would Tweet Less If Elected President

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:52:17 GMT : Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is well known for lashing out at his enemies on Twitter but suggested he might tweet less if elected.

Ben Carson Admits Using Fetal Tissue In Medical Research

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:33:24 GMT : In a potentially damaging revelation, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has admitted using tissue from aborted fetuses for medical research in the early 1990s.

Poll Shows Trump, Clinton Leading In Iowa Caucuses

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:52:02 GMT : Following last week's well-publicized debate, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll show real estate mogul Donald Trump with a commanding lead in the Iowa Republican caucus. The poll found that 22 percent of likely Iowa caucus-goers support Trump.

Poll Shows Most Workers Doubt They Will Get Social Security Benefits

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:16:41 GMT : Many Americans doubt the Social Security system will be able to pay them a benefit when they retire, according to the results of a Gallup poll. The poll showed that 51 percent of Americans do not think they will get Social Security benefits.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Diagnosed With Cancer

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 02:27:18 GMT : Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said recent liver surgery revealed that he has cancer that now is in other parts of his body. Carter, who served as the 39th President from 1977 to 1981, is the second oldest living president behind former President George H.W. Bush.

Jesse Ventura Express Openness To Being Trump's Running Mate

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:13:39 GMT : While not a registered Republican, former Minnesota Governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura hinted that he might like to be Donald Trump's running mate if the real estate mogul wins the GOP nomination.

Obama Urges Congress To Restore Voting Rights Act

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:55:39 GMT : Arguing that the progress made toward ensuring voting rights for all Americans must be vigorously defended, President Barack Obama urged Congress to restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Poll Shows Sanders Jumps Ahead Of Clinton In New Hampshire

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 18:27:47 GMT : Catapulting past national front-runner Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has jumped into the lead in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, according to the results of a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll.

Clinton Agrees To Turn Email Server Over To Justice Department

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:08:14 GMT : Hillary Clinton has agreed to turn over the private email server she used while Secretary of State to the Justice Department amid new indications that emails on the server contain classified information.

'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Launches Campaign For Congress

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:12:38 GMT : Melissa Gilbert, an actress well known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on the TV series "Little House on the Prairie," announced Monday she is running Congress in Michigan. Gilbert is seeking the Democratic nomination for a chance to face off against freshman Republican Rep. Mike Bishop.

Greece, Creditors Likely To Conclude Bailout Talks

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:39:45 GMT : Greece and its creditors may be able to conclude their talks over a EUR 86 billion bailout deal for the country as early as Tuesday, reports said Monday.

Obama Defends Comparing GOP Lawmakers To Iranian Hardliners

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:24:15 GMT : Despite criticism from Republicans, President Barack Obama is standing by his controversial comments comparing GOP lawmakers to Iranian hardliners. In remarks defending the Iran nuclear agreement on Wednesday, Obama suggested Iranian hardliners opposed to the deal have common cause with the Republican caucus.

Democratic Sen. Schumer Announce Opposition To Iran Nuclear Deal

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:40:23 GMT : In a potential blow to President Barack Obama, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced his opposition to the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program on Thursday. Schumer said he concluded the U.S. would be better off without the agreement.

Republican Debate: Differing Opinions On How To Fix What's Broken

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 23:45:21 GMT : While the campaign has been underway for some time, the Republican Party began its quest to reclaim the White House in earnest on Thursday with the first of a dozen scheduled debates among the presidential hopefuls. The top 10 Republican candidates according to a consensus of polls took on many of today's issues - and each other - in a sometimes contentious affair.

Democrats Announce Schedule For Six Primary Debates

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 19:04:11 GMT : Just hours before the first Republican presidential debate gets underway, the Democratic National Committee announced the schedule for their presidential primary debates. The DNC said it will hold a total of six debates, with the first debate scheduled for October 13th in Nevada.

McConnell Urges Obama To Retract Comment Comparing GOP To Iranian Hardliners

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:33:33 GMT : Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., lashed out at President Barack Obama on Wednesday for remarks comparing Republican lawmakers to Iranian hardliners. McConnell called on Obama to retract his "bizarre and preposterous comments."

Senate Delays Work On Cybersecurity Bill Until After Recess

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:32:48 GMT : Struggling to reach an agreement on amendments, the Senate delayed work on cybersecurity legislation until after the four-week August recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., had been hoping to finish the bill quickly but ran into opposition from Democrats.

Obama Steps Up Defense Of Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:48:48 GMT : President Barack Obama continued his strenuous defense of the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program in remarks on Wednesday. Obama argued that many of the critics of the deal with Iran are the same people that pushed for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Fox News Announces Lineup For Thursday's Republican Debate

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:40:53 GMT : Fox News has announced the highly anticipated lineup for the first Republican presidential debate on Thursday, splitting up the crowded field into two events. The prime-time debate includes the current front-runners for the GOP nomination, real estate mogul Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Senate Votes To Approve Short-Term And Long-Term Highway Bills

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:23:50 GMT : A day before a Friday deadline, the Senate voted Thursday to approve bills providing both short-term and long-term highway funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the three-month extension will give the House time to develop its own long-term bill.

Another Poll Shows Trump Leading Race For GOP Nomination

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:36:57 GMT : Critics claim Donald Trump is not a serious candidate for president, but the results of a new Quinnipiac University Poll are the latest to show the real estate mogul leading in the race for the Republican nomination.

Congressman Chaka Fattah Indicted In Racketeering Conspiracy

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:38:17 GMT : Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., and four of his associates were indicted Wednesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy, the Justice Department announced.

Donald Trump Hints At Possible Cabinet Post For Sarah Palin

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:46:20 GMT : Suggesting his potential administration could stir up as much controversy as his campaign, Donald Trump indicated he would consider former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for a cabinet post if he is elected president.

Majority Of Americans Say Congress Should Reject Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:01:10 GMT : As administration officials face tough questions on Capitol Hill regarding the nuclear agreement with Iran, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll found that a majority of Americans think Congress should reject the deal.

House To Vote On Three-Month Extension Of Highway Funding

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:23:55 GMT : While a multi-year highway funding bill took another step forward in the Senate on Monday, House Republicans leaders have announced plans to vote on just a three-month extension on Wednesday.

Boy Scouts Of America Votes To End Ban On Gay Leaders

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:31:12 GMT : Concluding that its previous policy could not be sustained, the Boy Scouts of America voted Monday to lift its decades-long ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees.

Obama Blasts Republican Presidential Candidates For "Ridiculous" Rhetoric

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:35:48 GMT : President Barack Obama lashed out at some of the Republican presidential candidates in remarks on Monday, accusing the GOP contenders of spouting "ridiculous" rhetoric in their bids to succeed him.