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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes the U.S. has very few options in two of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy pressure points in Ukraine and Syria, adding that the U.S. needs to solve its domestic problems before it can exert power on the world stage. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Gates: ‘No Real Military Option’ For US In Russia, Ukraine Crisis

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he believes the U.S. has very few options in two of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy pressure points in Ukraine and Syria, adding that the U.S. needs to solve its domestic problems before it can exert power on the world stage.

05/12/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan speak during a visit J.O. Wilson Elementry School on March 21, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Issues New Guidance Reminding Schools To Enroll Children Brought In US Illegally

Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

05/09/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a stop of the "Give America a Raise" bus tour at the U.S. Capitol Building on April 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Pelosi On Benghazi Emails: ‘Why Aren’t We Talking About Something Else?’

A retired U.S. general came under sharp criticism from a Republican committee chairman on Thursday after testifying that the Obama administration reacted weakly to the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

05/02/2014

File photo of a college campus. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Education Department Investigating 55 Colleges For Their Handling Of Sexual Abuse Allegations

Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they’re cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the agency is seeking.

05/02/2014

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew speaks to reporters after touring the New Stamping Center April 25, 2014 in Detroit, Mich. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lew Defends Administration’s Guidelines To Banks Conducting Transactions With Legal Pot Sellers

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday defended the Obama administration’s guidelines to banks conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers as congressional Republicans questioned whether the guidance amounts to tacit federal approval of a drug illegal in most states.

04/29/2014

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Supreme Court Takes On Privacy In Digital Age

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.

04/27/2014

Cuban President Raul Castro walks with Vice-President of the Council of State Ramiro Valdez on July 26, 2013 during celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of Moncada barrack attack in Santiago de Cuba. (credit: ALEJANDRO ERNESTO/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: Largest Nonprofit Cuban-American Organization Provided Strategic Support For White House’s ‘Cuban Twitter’ Program

Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government’s secret “Cuban Twitter” program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned.

04/22/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Court: White House Must Disclose Legal Justification For Using Drones To Kill Suspected American Terrorists Overseas

A federal appeals court says President Barack Obama’s administration must publicly disclose its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.

04/21/2014

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Fuels From Corn Waste Not More Effective Than Gas

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

04/20/2014

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with YouTube and Google from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2012, as seen on a laptop in the Brady Press Briefing Room. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

New Online Privacy Policy Allows White House To Take Twitter, Facebook Comments To Use For Public Advocacy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

04/18/2014

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