The risk of a terrorist attack against the U.S. hasn’t diminished as groups affiliated with al- Qaeda have proliferated and are developing explosive devices designed to elude detection, Senator Dianne Feinstein said.
When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, voters were not merely choosing a candidate they found more compelling. They also were endorsing a renewal of the notion that government could be a force for good.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed the world for years to limit Iran’s nuclear program. After rejecting a deal designed to do just that, he finds himself the odd man out with his own options, including military action, limited.
Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that Republicans and Democrats alike are “frustrated with the problems they see in the nation’s capital,” and declined to rule out mounting a 2016 presidential campaign.
The Justice Department’s $13 billion mortgage securities settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a record and also a rarity -- Attorney General Eric Holder’s first big win against a bank at the heart of 2008’s financial crisis.
The Obama administration is on the defensive days before Iran nuclear negotiations are scheduled to resume in Geneva, as critics in Israel and in the U.S. Congress say Iran would concede too little and gain too much from an easing of international economic sanctions.
Democratic lawmakers downplayed the support some members of their party gave to a Republican bill that would let insurers sell for another year health policies that don’t meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama plans to announce a $100 million competitive grants program to help equip high school students with skills needed to compete for jobs in a global economy increasingly reliant on technology.