| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:50 AM
BEIJING China reacted brusquely Wednesday to a vote in the U.S. Congress that approved renaming a street outside the Chinese embassy in Washington after China's most famous political prisoner.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, labeled as...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:19 AM
In his first public address on the U.S.-China relationship since taking up the post of U.S. ambassador, Max Baucus said Wednesday that “the U.S. welcomes China’s rise” and that his priorities include pushing for a bilateral investment...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 9:20 PM
WASHINGTON — The Washington Redskins' recent decision to hire lobbyists shouldn't come as a shock.
The Redskins made the move a week after 50 senators wrote to the NFL commissioner urging the league to press the team to change its name.
| May 23, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit.
This is an important question, because the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 20, 2014
| 10:01 AM
China summoned the U.S. ambassador after the United States accused five Chinese military officers of hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets, warning Washington it could take further action, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
| Mar 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:23 PM
A new Gallup poll suggested Monday why Republicans running in some of the most contested U.S. Senate races this year will be campaigning fiercely against President Obama, even as their Democratic counterparts strive to make the races about anything but...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily confirmed one of its own Thursday, endorsing the nomination of longtime Montana Sen. Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China.
The vote was unanimous, 96 to 0. Baucus voted “present.”
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:53 AM
BEIJING -- As the United States' first Chinese American ambassador to China, Gary Locke made an impression on many ordinary people here with his down-to-earth ways – carrying his own backpack, paying for his Starbucks with a coupon and flying...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Appearing before lawmakers a week before the deadline to raise the debt limit, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew on Thursday warned that the uncertainty caused by the fiscal stalemate was stressing financial markets and could "deeply damage" the economic...