By ANGUS SHAWAssociated Press
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwean police have increased threats against civic groups a week away from a referendum on a new constitution and before crucial elections to end the nation's shaky coalition later in the year, rights organizations said Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's reaching out to lawmakers from both parties in hopes of untangling the gridlock that has stymied progress on budget issues in Washington.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's talking with Republicans about ways to
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - With gun legislation taking shape on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama has kept a low profile on an issue he has made a critical part of his second-term agenda.
The president has not been highly visible in the debate during the past three weeks
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Increased hiring, lower unemployment, stock market on the rise. Who gets the credit?
It's a hotly debated point in Washington, where political scorekeeping amounts to who gets blame and who gets praise.
Following Friday's strong jobs report
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Understated. Self-effacing. Nonthreatening. Refreshingly old-fashioned.
Don't let these cool descriptors from friends and colleagues fool you: As the vice president's chief of staff, Bruce Reed plays Mr. Fix-It, guiding Joe Biden's role
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - When Amnesty International officials scrutinized new satellite imagery of a notorious North Korean prison camp, what caught their attention was not what was happening inside the fence but outside it.
A network of what appeared to be guard
By KEN THOMAS and THOMAS BEAUMONTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Projecting urgency, President Barack Obama said Friday he wants the Senate to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in the next three months, though he is willing to be patient if that timeline slips slightly.
Obama spoke during a meeting
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service said Friday.
Nearly 312,000 federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in back taxes as
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama and lawmakers spar over huge federal deficits, they're confronted by a classic contradiction: Most Americans want government austerity, a survey shows, but they also want increased spending on a host of popular programs: