SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s office says she has again been invited to make a state visit to Washington, two years after she declined a similar invitation to protest an American spy program.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis in Washington when he visits the United States this fall.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama and first lady Michelle Obama would welcome the pontiff … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – They say the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes. President Barack Obama wants to add one more: voting.
Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S. while speaking to … Read Full Storyread more
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) – Eastern New Mexico University has announced it will host a two-week writers retreat this summer in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Portales News-Tribune reports that the European retreat will take place from Jun. 28 through July 10… Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said Monday the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York show that law enforcement needs to change practices to build trust in minority communities, as a White House task … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.
Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Spending for the Homeland Security Department expiresFriday at midnight if Congress doesn’t act before then. With lawmakers at loggerheads over immigration provisions in the agency’s annual funding bill, it’s not certain how the Capitol Hill … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Millions of immigrants benefiting from President Barack Obama’s executive actions could get a windfall from the IRS, a reversal of fortune after years of paying taxes to help fund government programs they were banned from receiving.
Armed … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON — American officials plan to join their Portuguese counterparts in “intensified consultations” aimed at ensuring the decision to streamline the U.S. presence at Lajes is implemented as “thoughtfully as possible,” according to a prepared statement released Feb. 13 by … Read Full Storyread more
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) – The state’s senators are calling on Congress to fully fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security because emergency officials in Rhode Island rely on the funding.
Democratic U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse say the … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve as U.S. drug “czar” won unanimous approval in the Senate Monday as lawmakers vowed to curb an epidemic that results in more than 40,000 deaths a year from overdoses of prescription … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department’s budget will shut off.
To hear Democrats … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is highlighting what he says are security and privacy gaps in the nation’s cars and trucks.
The Massachusetts Democrat released a report Monday outlining his concerns, including cars with wireless technologies that may … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the stage for an oration by an outspoken pontiff whose views … Read Full Storyread more
NEW YORK (AP) – Your car is trapped between the crossing gates, and a train is speeding down the tracks, its horn blaring, its lights blazing in your direction.
What do you do?
Hit the gas pedal and crash through … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot.
But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.
Here’s an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend … Read Full Storyread more
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama called for higher taxes on wealthy Americans and new initiatives to boost the middle class as he urged Americans to turn the page on years of economic woes and hard-fought wars in his sixth … Read Full Storyread more