Bill Clinton

President Barack Obama orders lunch at Nancy's restaurant in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A difference this Obama vacation: No daughters yet

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s fourth summer vacation on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard is humming along with the usual golf games and basketball. But the family vibe is different. For the […]

08/14/2013

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Obama to honor Clinton, Oprah with freedom medal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will bestow the nation’s highest civilian honor on Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton. Clinton and Winfrey will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year at the […]

08/08/2013

President Clinton and his daughter Chelsea purifying a bucket of dirty water to safe drinking water Monday Aug. 5, 2013 at Group Scolaire Camp Kanombe outside the capital Kigali. (AP Photo)

In Rwanda, Pres. Clinton and Chelsea promote clean water

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are promoting clean water in Rwanda. The two Clintons wrapped up a two-day visit to Rwanda on Tuesday. On Monday the pair watched […]

08/06/2013

This July 16, 2013 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

NBC to air Hillary Clinton miniseries

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A Hillary Rodham Clinton miniseries timed to precede the 2016 presidential election is part of NBC’s effort to create “event” programming that will draw viewers to the shrinking world of […]

07/30/2013

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Obama, Clinton meet for lunch, sparking 2016 buzz

WASHINGTON (AP) — When is a lunch more than just a midday meal? When the two diners are President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and inquiring minds want to know who, if anyone, the […]

07/29/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 25, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Tricky obstacles ahead to averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — There hasn’t been a government shutdown in nearly two decades, but senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finding trickier-than-usual obstacles in their path as they try to come up with must-do legislation […]

07/26/2013

Caroline Kennedy speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in New York on March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new […]

07/24/2013

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Senators push for quicker generic drug access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators want to do away with the agreements that pharmaceutical companies make with one another to keep lower-priced generic copies of brand-name drugs off the market. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of […]

07/23/2013

Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Homeland Security official probed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary […]

07/23/2013

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Gay rights supporters erupt in cheers over ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits […]

06/26/2013

Israel President Shimon Peres (AP Photo)

Star-studded party for Israeli president’s 90th

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and global leaders, local celebrities and Hollywood superstars celebrated under one roof Tuesday to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres for his upcoming 90th birthday, reflecting world respect for one of the […]

06/18/2013

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Clinton to focus on children’s, economic issues

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she will focus much of her attention on issues promoting early childhood development, women and children and economic issues as part of the […]

06/13/2013

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