| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:36 AM
WASHINGTON – President Obama has canceled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the country’s decision to offer temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked secret...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:49 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The Defense Department announced today that its civilian employees -- and National Gaurd troops -- will have to take off only six unpaid days this summer, down from the 11 previously ordered by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel when congressionally mandated...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Civilian workers at Alaska military facilities will take less involuntary days off starting next week.
On Tuesday, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson announced via the Department of Defense that furloughs for civilian workers will be reduced from 11 days...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:28 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama met his top national security aides Saturday, officials said, as Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel laureate who may be in line to be named interim prime minister of Egypt, plus the foreign...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Statement by Secretary Hagel on the 40th Anniversary of the All-Volunteer Force
As military families know, America has spent the past decade or so fighting two wars with about 1 percent of its population. The U.S. implemented its all-volunteer force in...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
Under details of the plans obtained by The...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:51 PM
The U.S. economy is improving, yet Congress seems still to be in the grip of the delirium that shrinking the deficit in the near term is still a matter of paramount urgency.
That's what's prevented lawmakers from dealing with their real task, which is...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Dan Esty, the state's energy commissioner, sat across a conference table from Art House, Connecticut's head utility regulator, in the bunker of the State Armory in Hartford last July for a drill that simulated a statewide response to a major hurricane....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers quickly called for action after the White House informed members of Congress on Thursday that American intelligence agencies now believe the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple President...
| Dec 16, 2012
It's no secret that Senate Republicans, led by John McCain, took aim at Susan Rice. The only question is, why?
It wasn't primarily her views on foreign policy; Rice and McCain actually aren't that far apart on many issues. (They both pressed for U.S....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
President Obama has nominated former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a decorated Vietnam veteran, to be secretary of defense, to the consternation of some conservative Republicans in Congress. The complaints against Mr. Hagel are that he is anti-Israel, anti-...