Randy Jackson leaving 'American Idol' Jackson out. Randy Jackson, the lone original "American Idol" judge, says he won't be returning to the Fox talent competition. "To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on `American Idol,' I have decided to leave after this season," Jackson said in a statement Thursday. More
Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
NBC orders 5 new TV series for next season Sean Hayes, Parker Posey, Minnie Driver and Gillian Anderson have prominent roles in new television series that NBC will try next season. The network said Thursday that it had ordered five new series, in advance of its annual schedule announcement Sunday. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
What It?s Like Protecting the President: Former Secret Service Agent ... - Washingtonian.com Obama's Secret Service agent: Drain D.C. cesspool - WorldNetDaily 12/4/2013 - 3:49 pm | View Link
The Insiders: Oh no, the Democrats could pull out of their dive - Washington Post ... paper wealth created by the Obama administration’s conveyor belt of money from Washington to ... trickle down, and the better the economy ... 12/4/2013 - 12:26 pm | View Link
Saudi-Israeli Alliance Boosts Al-Qaeda - Consortium News Iran Eyes Better Ties With UAE After Nuclear Deal With West - New York Times 12/4/2013 - 11:39 am | View Link
American held in Cuba appeals to Obama for help - AlterNet.org U.S. man held Cuba pleads for help - CNN 12/3/2013 - 2:39 pm | View Link
President accused of 'abandoning' American jailed in Cuba - The Hill Cuban Medical Brigades 15 Years in Haiti Thousands of Lives Saved - Big News Network 12/3/2013 - 1:57 pm | View Link
Obamas say family may stay on in D.C. after presidency ends President Obama would be the first former president to remain in Washington post-presidency since the dying Woodrow Wilson more than nine decades ago. 11/29/2013 - 9:50 pm | View Link
Obama may be a rare ex-president who stays in Washington Daughter Sasha’s schooling could keep the family in a town that few seem to like. 11/29/2013 - 5:54 pm | View Link
White House Launches Push to Sell Its Iran Nuclear Deal WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is mounting an aggressive campaign to head off new congressional sanctions against Iran, arguing they would jeopardize the high-stakes deal sealed this past weekend to curb Tehran's nuclear program. After arguing for weeks that sanctions would hurt the prospects of reaching a deal, senior administration officials are now asking lawmakers to hold off for ... 11/26/2013 - 2:39 am | View Link
Iran deal bears Obama’s personal stamp WASHINGTON: When push came to shove in the closing hours of marathon negotiations in Geneva on Iran’s nuclear program, it was President Barack Obama, back at the White House, who approved the final language on the U.S. side before the historic deal was clinched. It was perhaps only fitting that Obama had the last say. His push for a thaw with Tehran, a longtime U.S. foe, dates back to before his ... 11/25/2013 - 10:07 pm | View Link
Analysis: Iran deal bears Obama's personal stamp By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When push came to shove in the closing hours of marathon negotiations in Geneva on Iran's nuclear program, it was President Barack Obama, back at the White House, who approved the final language on the U.S. side before the historic deal was clinched. It was perhaps only fitting that Obama had the last say. His push for a thaw with Tehran, a longtime U.S ... 11/25/2013 - 6:28 pm | View Link
Obama may be a rare ex-president who stays in Washington Throughout his time in office, President Obama has opened many outside-the-Beltway speeches with a suggestion that he, too, feels like an outsider in the nation’s baffling, frustrating capital city. He shouts to the audience about how good it is to be ... 11/30/2013 - 1:27 am | View Link
Kanye West says he’s ‘past’ Obama, feels used by president Rapper Kanye West is done with President Obama. Mr. West, in a radio interview Monday morning, said he feels used by Mr. Obama and he’s not going to think about the president anymore. “I’m not gonna mention him no more, I’m past that,” Mr. West ... 11/18/2013 - 5:13 am | View Link
President Obama feels Washington Redskins name change might be needed President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans. Obama, in an interview with... 10/5/2013 - 2:46 pm | View Link
Obama: Washington 'Feels as Broken as it Did Four Years Ago' President Obama concedes that Washington today “feels as broken as it did four years ago” despite his efforts and, in an interview with CBS News, admits that he “underestimated” what it would take to turn things around. He also acknowledges that ... 07/15/2012 - 11:22 pm | View Link
Obama: Washington ‘feels as broken as it did four years ago’ President Obama won't be saying "Yes, We Can" this time around, but he maintains that his campaign is still about change. The commander-in-chief admitted that Washington "feels as broken as it did four years ago" during a taped interview with ... 07/15/2012 - 8:01 am | View Link
 there's considerable opposition in Congress to forging U. S. ties with Myanmar's armed forces because of its human rights record and suspicions that it is involved in weapons deals with North Korea against U. N. sanctions.
Washington TimesFirst Dog Sunny knocks down Ashtyn Gardner; Michelle Obama yanks leashWashington TimesFirst lady Michelle Obama reacts as Ashtyn Gardner, 2, from Mobile, Ala., loses her balance when she was greeting Sunny, one of the presidential dogs, as children of military families participate in a holiday arts and crafts event in the State Dining Room at the
According to the latest leak to go public from Edward Snowden's NSA document trove, the spy agency hoarded a vast database of cellphone location data, collecting nearly 5 billion records every day on the whereabouts of cellphones all around the world in perhaps the largest mass surveillance program to yet come to light.
If President Obama intended to deliver a resounding rebuttal to the Third Way and their argument that economic populism is a loser of an issue, he sure succeeded in his Wednesday speech. Economic disparity, he argued, is a "fundamental threat" to the American dream and to our democracy. This is the agenda that the president promised "where you should expect my administration to focus all our efforts" in the next two years, an agenda that Democrats can and should embrace in 2014 and 2016.
He took Republicans head on, blaming them for the "reckless shutdown," and challenged them on Obama, spoke forcefully in support of a litany of critical policies, some of them urgent, including the current fight to renew jobless benefits and over food stamps.
WASHINGTON—A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U. S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.
Talk Radio News ServiceHow President Obama is defying the ConstitutionFox NewsThis is a rush transcript from "Hannity," December 3, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. SEAN HANNITY, HOST: And welcome back to "Hannity." Now, earlier today, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing and dissected all