9:00 PM Apr 11, 2014
President Barack Obama nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell (right) to replace Kathleen Sebelius (left) at Health and Human Services April 11, 2014 at the White House in Washington, DC. Burwell is the current director of the Office of Management and Budget. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned, ending a turbulent five-year tenure during when she become the public face of the troubled federal health insurance marketplace, HealthCare.gov.
11:00 PM Apr 8, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – In January, President Barack Obama said reclassifying marijuana and making it legal in any way "is a job for Congress."
9:00 PM Mar 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – European nations are begging the United States to send them natural gas to blunt dependence on Russia, but a lack of infrastructure and market realities are calling into question America's ability to flex its new muscles as the world's leading energy power.
12:00 PM Mar 19, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Unable to slow Russia's moves in Ukraine, President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to convene an extraordinary summit of top economic powers in Europe, as aides signaled more sanctions against elite Russians.
5:00 PM Mar 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – The furor over the CIA's alleged unauthorized searches of Senate committee computers hasn't had much of a political impact.
10:00 PM Mar 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its investigation into the now-defunct CIA detention and interrogation program, even though President Barack Obama hasn't exercised a claim of executive privilege.
9:00 PM Mar 13, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama and Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk discuss the current situation of the Russian military intervention in the Crimea on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Washington. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – President Barack Obama delivered an Oval Office rebuke Wednesday to Russian President Vladimir Putin with Ukraine's new prime minister at his side, warning that the U.S. and the international community would be "forced to apply a cost" should Russia refuse to withdraw from Crimea.
5:00 PM Mar 13, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Republicans were rejoicing Wednesday over their surprising Florida congressional victory the night before, a triumph that they said proved that opposition to the health care law would be a powerful political weapon this year.
9:00 PM Mar 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – More than 4.2 million people have signed up for coverage on the nation's health insurance marketplaces through February, but low participation from young adults and early technical problems with the website have jeopardized the government's goal of enrolling 6 million people by March 31.
5:00 PM Mar 12, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – The chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence charged Tuesday that the CIA may have broken the law and violated the Constitution by secretly infiltrating computers used by her staff to assemble a scathing report on the spy agency's now-defunct detention and interrogation program.
12:00 PM Mar 7, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Congressional aides involved in preparing the Senate Intelligence Committee's unreleased study of the CIA's secret interrogation and detention program walked out of the spy agency's fortress-like headquarters with classified documents that the CIA contended they weren't authorized to have, McClatchy has learned.
9:00 PM Mar 6, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Americans whose 2013 health insurance policies were supposed to be canceled this year because they don't meet tough new standards under the Affordable Care Act can now renew those noncompliant policies for another two years if their home states allow it, the Obama administration announced Wednesday.
5:00 PM Mar 6, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Congressional aides involved in preparing the Senate Intelligence Committee's unreleased study of the CIA's secret interrogation and detention program walked out of the spy agency's fortress-like headquarters with classified documents that the CIA contended they weren't authorized to have, McClatchy has learned.
12:00 PM Mar 4, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama (right) watches as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 3, 2014. Obama urged Netanyahu to "seize the moment" to make peace, saying time is running out to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian agreement. (Pool photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Abaca Press/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Barack Obama on Monday that "Israel has been doing its part" to forge peace, but that it's been met with "incessant Palestinian incitement."
12:57 PM Mar 2, 2014
Protesters gather outside the White House to call on the U.S. and European Union to do more to combat Russian aggression in Ukraine's Crimea on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
WASHINGTON (MCT) – President Barack Obama told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday that he was deeply concerned about the Russian Parliament's vote to approve military action in Ukraine, according to the White House.
9:00 PM Feb 28, 2014
WASHINGTON (MCT) – The average time for a denied claim to work its way through the cumbersome Department of Veterans Affairs appeals process shot up to more than 900 days last year, double the department's long-term target.
10:00 PM Feb 21, 2014
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (MCT) – Mark Kentley is the kind of voter who will help decide the short-term political verdict on the new health care law known as Obamacare.