Bill Clinton

In this Oct. 11, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington after a two-hour meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama and Senate leaders. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Outlaw shutdowns? That might make Congress worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is a way to prevent government shutdowns. A change in U.S. law would keep federal workers on the job and ensure that treasured sites like the Statue of Liberty and Yosemite […]

10/28/2013

Franklin (l) and Billy Graham (AP Photo)

Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 next month

  NEW YORK (AP) — A major celebration is planned next month for the 95th birthday of the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham’s son Franklin said Tuesday that between 600 and 700 people have been invited […]

10/15/2013

Demonstrators display placards and chant during a rally to end the government shutdown, Thursday, Oct. 10,2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Luis M. Alvarez)

As shutdown drags on, is it time to call in mediator?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe it’s time to call in a mediator — if there’s one not on furlough. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are in stalemate over a partial government shutdown now in its […]

10/10/2013

This Sept. 9, 2013 photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sits with her daughter Chelsea Clinton before she speaks about Syria in the South Court Auditorium on the White House Complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Chelsea Clinton: Mom asks about baby plans daily

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton may or may not run for president. But daughter Chelsea is hoping to bestow another title on her: grandmother. The daughter of Hillary and former president Bill Clinton […]

10/03/2013

In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton are seen at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Health care law reuniting Obama, Bill Clinton

NEW YORK (AP) — Health care is reuniting President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. The two are set to appear together Tuesday to discuss Obama’s health care law at a session sponsored by […]

09/24/2013

The White House South Lawn

Court rules against disclosure of White House visitor list

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Friday that White House visitor logs for the president and most of his staff are not public information subject to disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information […]

08/30/2013

Bob King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

North Korea withdraws invite for US envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday. Bob King, the U.S. […]

08/30/2013

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80 House members: Shutdown better than ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a third of House Republicans urged their leader Thursday to trigger a government shutdown rather than fund the implementation of the health care overhaul they call “Obamacare.” A letter from […]

08/22/2013

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

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