WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. troops could remain in the Iraqi city of Mosul after a June deadline for withdrawal following a spate of high-profile attacks carried out by al Qaeda in Iraq, a U.S. commander said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Tuesday that North Korea’s threat to withdraw from six-party talks was a “serious step in the wrong direction” and urged Pyongyang to end its provocative threats and live up to its international obligations.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday held out the chance of attending a U.N. conference on racism in Geneva next week but said the final text must remove what Washington views as restrictions on freedom of speech.
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA: Thank you so much. Thank you for coming out on this rainy, cold day. I know how D.C. people don’t like bad weather. (Laughter.) So I really appreciate it. I want to thank Secretary Napolitano for her kind introduction and for the strong leadership that she’s bringing he…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The influential chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, Representative Barney Frank, on Tuesday welcomed Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s plan to repay government bailout funds and said worries it could stigmatize other banks were “silly.”
President Obama today laid out a vision for a new era of U.S. economic prosperity and called on the nation to “get serious” about reforming entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — reform that he said starts with overhauling the American health care system.