| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:16 AM
U.S. assures Afghans of full probe of Marines video; outrage has not stopped peace talk efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon officials worry that outrage over a video purporting to depict Marines urinating on Taliban corpses will tarnish the reputation of...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Beijing -- A possible breakthrough emerged on Friday in the case of Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese activist who made a daring escape from house arrest and took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing before venturing out amid U.S.-Chinese negotiations over...
| May 3, 2012
We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations -- Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James Watt come to mind -- but never anything quite like the present bunch.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has overseen some $5 trillion in new debt....
| May 16, 2012
| 10:27 AM
NEW YORK -- The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that the agency has opened an investigation into JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank.
"All I can say is that we have opened a preliminary investigation," Robert...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:18 AM
SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame, the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and several other area organizations filed suit Monday challenging the constitutionality of a federal regulation that requires religious organizations to...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:40 PM
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration’s mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:24 PM
The Archdiocese of New York, joined by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against three Cabinet officials in the Obama administration. It was the first, legal salvo in the feud over insurance funding for birth...
| May 22, 2012
The Roman Catholic dioceses of Springfield and Joliet have joined 41 other religious institutions filing simultaneous lawsuits that challenge the Obama administration's mandate that many religious employers have their health insurance cover the cost of...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:48 PM
Observations by a Canadian:
- Only in America, politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate fundraising event.
- Only in America, could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Washington -- It's crunch time for avoiding the fiscal cliff as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner and their aides hold private talks on issues that will impact every American.
Three weeks remain to cut a deal before the automatic...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.
Most of the pundits have focused on Clinton's motivations for...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner says he's "confident" he won't be serving a second term, even if President Obama is reelected.
"He's not going to ask me to stay on, I'm pretty confident," Geithner told Bloomberg Television on Wednesday. "I'm...