Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama angers Chinese

China calls the Dalai Lama a "wolf in sheep's clothing"

Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama angers Chinese

President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama on Friday, prompting the Chinese government to ask why the White House ignored Beijing’s warnings that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would damage ties. China’s vice foreign minister, Zhang Yesui, summoned Daniel Kritenbrink, charge d’affaires of the U.S. embassy in China, on […]

Washington approves college grants for illegal aliens

The move signals a shift among Republicans in a state with a growing Latino population

Washington approves college grants for illegal aliens

Washington state lawmakers have voted to make students brought to the United States illegally by their parents eligible for need-based college financial aid. Passage of the measure, which supporters have labeled the Dream Act after failed U.S. legislation of 2010, marks a victory for immigrant-rights advocates and a shift within the state Republican party, whose […]

‘Virtual fence’ to block illegal immigrants proposed in Arizona

Worsley said the virtual fence would allow Arizona to be better prepared

‘Virtual fence’ to block illegal immigrants proposed in Arizona

Arizona could spend $30 million to construct a “virtual fence” to ensure the federal government is securing the U.S.-Mexico border from drug smugglers and illegal immigrants under a measure that has narrowly advanced in the state legislature. State Senator Bob Worsley has proposed putting 300 watch towers, complete with the latest technology, to put what […]

More weak data for America’s troubled economy

"This report will keep alive concerns in the markets that the weakening in the data recently is not just due to weather."

More weak data for America’s troubled economy

U.S. homebuilder confidence suffered its largest one-month drop ever in February, heightening concerns that recent signs of weakness in the economy reflect deeper problems than the severe weather that has gripped much of the country. The National Association of Home Builders said on Tuesday its Housing Market Index plunged by 10 points to 46 in […]

Obama’s economic stimulus: Did it work?

Many Americans remain doubtful about how helpful the stimulus was.

Obama’s economic stimulus: Did it work?

President Barack Obama marked the five-year anniversary of a controversial economic stimulus plan by releasing a report on Monday saying that government spending averted a second Great Depression, setting off a new round of partisan debate about the decision. Obama had been in office only a month when he signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

Romney: Hilliary Clinton will run on her own record

"I don't imagine that Bill Clinton is going to be a big part of it."

Romney: Hilliary Clinton will run on her own record

Failed 2012 U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Sunday he expects Hillary Clinton to win or lose the White House on her record, not that of her husband, former Democratic President Bill Clinton and his sexual indiscretions. Disagreeing with suggestions by some Republicans, Romney said he does not see Bill Clinton being much […]

President tries to calm Dems’ fears over Obamacare

The healthcare issue was an important topic at the Democratic gathering.

President tries to calm Dems’ fears over Obamacare

President Barack Obama sought on Friday to ease strains with his Democratic allies in the U.S. Congress, who are fearful they could face election consequences from the botched rollout of the president’s signature healthcare law known as “Obamacare.” Speaking to House of Representatives Democrats during their three-day retreat, Obama cited an increase in the number […]

Anti-union tricks by Volkswagen?

Corker's comments "would be grounds to set the election aside and have to run it all over again at a later date."

Anti-union tricks by Volkswagen?

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee said on Wednesday he has been “assured” that if workers at the Volkswagen AG plant in his hometown of Chattanooga reject United Auto Worker representation, the company will reward the plant with a new product to build. Corker’s bombshell, which runs counter to public statements by Volkswagen, was dropped on […]

House approves ‘clean’ debt limit extension

It came after House Republicans repudiated House Speaker John Boehner's latest plan.

House approves ‘clean’ debt limit extension

The House of Representatives narrowly approved a one-year extension of federal borrowing authority on Tuesday after Republicans caved into President Barack Obama’s demands to allow a debt limit increase without any conditions. The 221-201 vote, carried mainly by Democrats, marked a dramatic shift from the confrontational fiscal tactics House Republicans have used over the past […]

Fed chair Yellen faces first test before Congress

One possible pitfall for Yellen would be to get ensnared in debate with lawmakers over fiscal policy.

Fed chair Yellen faces first test before Congress

The health of the U.S. economy and the extraordinary and controversial measures the Federal Reserve has taken to support it will top the agenda on Tuesday when Janet Yellen testifies to lawmakers for the first time as head of the Federal Reserve. Yellen, in just her second week on the job since succeeding Ben Bernanke […]

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