Obama hits road for political day trip

Obama hits road for political day trip

Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money for the Democratic Party from a newly energized gay community. Obama on Tuesday was traveling to Pittsburgh, where he will visit a workshop designed to […]

FDA readies new plan to reduce use of salt

FDA readies new plan to reduce use of salt

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner […]

Obama back to Washington to deal with Iraq

Obama back to Washington to deal with Iraq

Wrapping up a weekend away with his family, President Barack Obama was returning to Washington Monday faced with an impending choice on how to act to stop violent insurgents bringing chaos to Iraq. The White House said Obama got several updates on the crisis in phone calls from National Security Adviser Susan Rice during his […]

Supremes set to decide on 17 cases

Supremes set to decide on 17 cases

It’s crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks. The religious rights of corporations, the speech rights of abortion protesters and the privacy rights of people under arrest are among the significant issues that are so far unresolved. Summer travel, European […]

Obama to rail workers: ‘Get back on the job’

Obama to rail workers:  ‘Get back on the job’

President Barack Obama is forcing workers in Philadelphia’s commuter rail strike to return to the job. Obama granted Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s request to create a presidential emergency board to mediate the dispute between the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and its engineers and electricians unions. Obama called for “a swift and smooth resolution” of the […]

Three GOP presidential wannabes talk unity

Three GOP presidential wannabes talk unity

Three possible Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race were in Iowa on Saturday to offer their prescriptions for uniting the GOP and rally party faithful in the early primary state. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and former U.S. Sen Rick Santorum offered a mix of vision for Republican leadership and criticism […]