George W. Bush

Director General of  the OPCW,  Ahmet Uzumcu  comments on the organization being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, during a press conference in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday Oct. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

A look at the impact of recent Nobel Peace Prizes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — By honoring the global chemical weapons watchdog, the Nobel Peace Prize committee stuck to its tradition of not just awarding past achievements, but highlighting a cause, movement or process it hopes can […]

10/12/2013

People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Supreme Court term begins amid government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia’s bid to revive its anti-sodomy law. The justices took the bench just past 10 o’clock on […]

10/07/2013

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, right, speaks with Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, during the par-3 competition at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Condi Rice expected on playoff panel according to AP source

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to be part of the selection committee that will pick the teams for the College Football Playoff next year, a person with direct […]

10/04/2013

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A bumpy first day for new insurance marketplaces

CHICAGO (AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn’t […]

10/02/2013

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Judges weigh religious exemption for health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views. The law already exempts houses […]

09/24/2013

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Close ties between White House, NSA spying review

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA’s surveillance […]

09/22/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, greets host David Letterman during taping for the Late Show with David Letterman, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey R. Staab, CBS Entertainment)

Documentary brings together 20 presidential chiefs

NEW YORK (AP) — The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president. “I […]

09/10/2013

Pope Francis recites the Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St.Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope announces day of fasting for peace for Syria

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons, but he called for a negotiated settlement to the civil war in Syria, and announced he would lead a worldwide day […]

09/01/2013

Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP)

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington […]

08/30/2013

French President Francois Hollande, center, speaks with his ministers prior to a defense meeting on the situation in Syria. From left: foreign minister Laurent Fabius, prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Francois Hollande, defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and interior minister Manuel Valls. (AP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool)

Inconsistent allies: France, US mull Syria action

PARIS (AP) — If France and the United States are ever going to move beyond French opposition to the Iraq War, this could be the time. After Britain on Friday opted out of a possible […]

08/30/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tea party favorite Cruz releases birth certificate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has released his birth certificate amid concerns that being born in Canada could derail a possible presidential run by the tea party firebrand. The 42-year-old gave a […]

08/19/2013

President Barack Obama watches his shot during a golf outing at Mink Meadows Golf Club, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Obama is eager member of golfing presidents’ club

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — American presidents love golf — 15 of the last 18 have played — and Barack Obama is an eager member of that club. He’s played golf on four of six […]

08/16/2013

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