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Catherine Ashton, the European Union's foreign policy chief, second from left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, arrive at a press conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The European Union's top diplomat and Iran's foreign minister said nuclear talks between six world powers and Tehran did not seal a deal. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

Wary Congress eyes fresh sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary of Iran’s nuclear intentions, senators are predicting a bipartisan push for fresh penalties and increased leverage against Tehran despite administration opposition, and waiting to hear directly from Secretary of State John […]

11/10/2013

Newly elected Boston Mayor Martin Walsh addresses an audience during a watch party Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in Boston. Walsh defeated Boston City Councilor John Connolly in the mayoral race. Thomas Menino, the city's longest serving mayor, announced earlier this year he would not seek another term after more than two decades in office. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Biden congratulates wrong guy in Boston mayor race

BOSTON (AP) — When Marty Walsh won the Boston mayor’s race, Vice President Joe Biden was quick to pick up the phone to congratulate him. But, there was a problem. The Marty Walsh who Biden […]

11/07/2013

Martin Kaplan, a professor USC's Norman Lear Center. (AP Photo/University of Southern California, Kim Manresa).

Hollywood targeted to give health care law a boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant […]

11/04/2013

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, Palestinian construction laborers work on a new housing development in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, near Jerusalem. Israel on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, announced plans to build 1,500 new homes in east Jerusalem, the part of the city claimed by the Palestinians, just hours after it freed a group of Palestinian prisoners as part of a deal to set peace talks in motion. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

Israel plans more than 1,500 new settlement homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel announced plans Wednesday to build more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, dealing a setback to newly relaunched peace efforts hours after it had […]

10/30/2013

Vice President Joe Biden, right, and actress Mariska Hargitay, left, visit the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline in West Lake Hills, Texas, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013,  to help commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Biden visits Austin domestic violence hotline

WEST LAKE HILLS, Texas (AP) — His voice thick with emotion, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday again toured the National Domestic Violence Hotline he helped create, calling victims of such abuse “prisoners in plain […]

10/30/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Frustrated Dems lament damage from website bugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats lamented Wednesday that persistent problems with new health care exchanges have inflicted damage on the public’s perception of the already unpopular “Obamacare” — with some lawmakers insisting President Barack Obama […]

10/23/2013

President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama, Pakistani vow cooperation as tensions ease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to improve a rocky relationship, President Barack Obama and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday pledged cooperation on the security issues that have strained ties between their nations. But the […]

10/23/2013

President Barack Obama, standing with supporters of his health care law, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, on the initial rollout of the health care overhaul. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama appeals to allies to stick with health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is appealing to its allies in Congress, on Wall Street and across the country to stick with President Barack Obama’s health care law even as embarrassing problems with the […]

10/23/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Shutdown over, Obama surveys damage and blames GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress’ bitter standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown that he said had damaged […]

10/17/2013

President Barack Obama, right, applauds after awarding the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against Taliban insurgents  in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama presents Afghan war vet with Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army captain whose heroic actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Barack Obama at the […]

10/15/2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden leave the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, to pick up lunch at Taylor Gourmet sandwich shop near the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama, Biden take a rare stroll for lunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are stepping out of the White House on a surprise and rare off-campus stroll to grab lunch at a neighborhood eatery and draw attention […]

10/04/2013

President Barack Obama in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, to speak about the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law. Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama hails ‘historic’ launch of health exchanges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing it as an “historic day,” President Barack Obama pressed forward his flagship health care program Tuesday, inaugurating new insurance exchanges to expand access for those without coverage despite the shutdown taking […]

10/01/2013

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