- Obama balances threats against Americans' rights
24 May. 20133:39 AM ET
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 presidency's counterterrorism policy, which has long struggled to balance protecting the nation from terror attacks while upholding Americans' rights.
- IRS replaces official who revealed targeting
24 May. 20133:44 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved aside since the episode was revealed two weeks ago.
- Obama lifts ban on Guantanamo transfers to Yemen
23 May. 20137:04 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is lifting his self-imposed ban on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen, where a leadership upheaval has improved the country's security but not eliminated a terrorist organization trying to recruit jihadists.
- Some unions now angry about health care overhaul
24 May. 20133:50 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters.
- Obama sketches more targeted anti-terror plan
24 May. 20133:54 AM ET
Out with the global war on terror. In with more narrowly targeted counterterrorism policies that persistently zero in on violent extremists at home and abroad.
- What's a drone? How is US drone policy changing?
24 May. 20133:56 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defended America's drone attacks as legal, effective and necessary in America's campaign to counter terrorism.
- Obama to tour Jersey Shore with Gov. Christie
23 May. 20138:49 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to give the Jersey Shore a boost with a post-Memorial Day visit to showcase recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
- Obama addressing Naval Academy graduates 2nd time
24 May. 20134:08 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after laying out his counterterrorism vision, President Barack Obama is addressing future military leaders who could help carry it out in a speech to U.S. Naval Academy graduates.
- Rep. Jo Bonner resigning to take Ala. college post
23 May. 201310:38 PM ET
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner announced Thursday that he is resigning from Congress effective in August to take a post with the University of Alabama system.
- Senate votes to cut crop insurance aid for wealthy
23 May. 20136:03 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.