White House Not Considering Puerto Rico Bailout, Official Says

White House Proposes New Energy Efficiency Rule In Climate Push

The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled its latest energy efficiency rule on Thursday, a standard for commercial air conditioning units that the White House believes could slash energy use in commercial and industrial buildings.
Scotland Independence

Scotland Independence Vote 2014: News Updates & Latest Poll Results

After over three centuries of union with the countries of the United Kingdom, Scotland is looking at the possibility of being an independent nation, as voters pack up polling stations to decide the fate of the country on Thursday.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands before a meeting in Cairo September 13, 2014.

U.S. Sees Middle East Help Fighting IS, Britain Cautious After Beheading

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants andAustralia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.
President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders

Ahead of Speech, Obama Briefs Congress on Islamic State Strategy

President Barack Obama told leaders of Congress on Tuesday that he did not need for them to authorize his strategy to fight Islamic State, ahead of a speech to Americans that may herald expanded operations against the group in Iraq and perhaps Syria.
President Barack Obama

Obama to Press Congress for Action on Islamic State

President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.

Latinos Furious at Obama on Immigration Delay, Vow More Pressure

Hispanic lawmakers and immigration advocates harshly criticized President Barack Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration and vowed to keep pressuring him to make bold changes.
Same-sex marriage

Florida Officials Seek to Appeal Ruling Against Gay Marriage Ban

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday filed a notice of an appeal in federal court on Thursday challenging a ruling last month by a U.S. district judge that declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
Iraqi Shiite militia fighters hold the Islamic State flag as they celebrate after breaking the siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants, September 1, 2014.

Obama Says Will 'Degrade and Destroy' Islamic State

The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday.
James Foley and his executioner.

James Foley Beheading Video: Masked Killer is British from London?

Some have noted that the extremist who executed American journalist James Foley had "a London accent."
Missouri August 20, 2014.

Calm Largely Holds in Missouri After Grand Jury Opens Shooting Investigation

Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing.
James Foley

James Foley: American Beheaded Video Goes Viral; US Wants War Against ISIS? Netizens React

A video recently posted by ISIS on YouTube showed an individual being beheaded by a member of the jihadist group. What made this particular clip, uploaded Tuesday, significant is the fact that the person in question is no nameless, unknown citizen.
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

U.S. Says Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty, Urges Immediate Talks

In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.
Obama Gets Personal, Sanctions Putin's Inner Circle

Obama Tells Central American Leaders Most Children Will Go Home

President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.
Border Crisis

Honduran President Links Border Crisis to U.S. Policy Divide

U.S. lawmakers' inability to reach an agreement on immigration policy is at least partly to blame for a crisis that has seen thousands of children flee Honduras for the U.S. border, Honduran President Juan Hernandez said on Thursday.
 Border Crisis Funds

White House Bemoans Lawmakers' Delay on U.S. Border Crisis Funds

White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve PresidentBarack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the United States.
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