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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from...
WASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-Qaida...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wanted dearly to get the government in the business of rating universities based on value and affordability. Nearly two years ago, he said a new system would be in place by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. Within hours of business leaders joining him at a White House signing ceremony for the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loud but hardly universal catcalls from Republicans underscored the obstacles and opportunities ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders announced an opening of embassies in Havana and Washington and a resumption of diplomatic relations severed the year President Barack...
WASHINGTON (AP) — After the push for trade legislation ruptured relations between the White House and organized labor, President Barack Obama is embarking on something of a repair mission. Within just hours of business leaders joining him at a White House signing ceremony for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican objections, especially from GOP presidential hopefuls, illustrate the obstacles ahead as U.S. and Cuban leaders plan to open embassies in Havana and Washington later this month. But some GOP lawmakers are supporting Wednesday's announcement that the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Give peas a chance? When it comes to guacamole, no way, says President Barack Obama. He dipped into the great guacamole debate Wednesday after The New York Times suggested adding fresh green peas to guacamole. The recipe triggered intense discussion on the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot." The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the...