By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Advocates for seniors say President Barack Obama is breaking his promise to protect Social Security, while conservatives say he is breaking his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.
Obama's budget proposal includes a mix of tax
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is ready to launch an emotion-charged debate on new gun restrictions, four months after the carnage at a Connecticut elementary school spurred President Barack Obama and Congress to address firearms violence.
In an opening showdown Thursday
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At first glance, it seems Republicans are verging on a blunder.
With about 90 percent of Americans favoring universal background checks for gun buyers, GOP lawmakers' strong resistance might appear foolhardy.
But these Republicans are
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces launched a counteroffensive in the south, capturing a town and killing at least 45 people including women and children, opposition activists said Thursday.
The attack on the town of Sanamein followed a rebel advance in the area
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Bosnian activist Munira Subasic lost 22 close family members in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of thousands of Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, yet she was barred from speaking at a U.N. meeting where Serbia's ultranationalist president attacked
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is hosting Republican senators at the White House, with the budget, guns and immigration up for dinner table debate.
Their dinner comes hours after Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget proposal. His aides said other issues were up for discussion, including
By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Nine years after Ralph Nader made a failed presidential bid, a different administration is in the White House, his running mate is dead and his biggest role in the last election was as moderator of a debate for alternative candidates.
By TIM TALLEYAssociated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses 34 people and 23 companies, many of them registered in Central America, of operating an illegal sports bookmaking business that solicited more than $1 billion in bets.
The 95-page indictment, handed
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A bipartisan group of senators finalizing a landmark immigration bill has agreed to require greatly increased surveillance of the border and apprehensions of people trying to cross it, a person familiar with the proposals said Wednesday.
By THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Frustration over Republican presidential nominating rules could threaten whether a plan to revive the GOP takes hold among the party's most conservative activists.
Members of the Republican National Committee, meeting in Los Angeles this