Clinton pitches to working Americans at presidential campaign rally
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary Americans, staking out a place on the left to cut off any budding challenge for the Democratic nomination. In the first major rally of her campaign for the November 2016 presidential election, Clinton touched... Read more
U.S. sends six Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman for resettlement
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Six Yemenis held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Oman for resettlement, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in President Barack Obama’s slow push to close the facility. The release came a week after... Read more
Long odds ahead now for Obama on his troubled trade agenda
The White House and Republican leaders in Congress face long odds in trying to revive trade legislation after a telling defeat engineered by President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats. Obama’s ambitious trade agenda is in serious doubt, as is his quest for a capstone second-term achievement. Without the power to... Read more
State Department’s Passport System Goes Down
The State Department said Friday it has been forced to suspend the issuance of U.S. passports and visas at its overseas diplomatic missions due to a glitch that has hit one of its computer databases. In a statement posted to its travel.state.gov website, the department said a hardware failure... Read more
California May Copy Colorado, Oregon And Washington With All-Mail Election System
California could become the fourth state to mail all registered voters a ballot ahead of Election Day if Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s wishes are granted. On Wednesday, Padilla and a handful of Democratic California lawmakers announced a state Senate bill that would create a system in which the... Read more