The Washington Post on Thursday reports on U.S. spy agencies’ $52.6 billion secret budget for fiscal year 2013, a document that reveals significant “blind spots” obscuring the intentions and motives of U.S. friends and foes alike.
The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced on Thursday that when it comes to federal tax purposes, same-sex couples who have legally married will be treated the same as straight married couples, no matter what state they reside in now.
Though Great Britain won’t be joining in any military action aimed at Syria, it appears the White House is determined to go ahead — most likely within the next few days and most likely with missile strikes.
In an interview with PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. had “concluded” that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons during an attack last week near Damascus that reportedly left hundreds dead and potentially thousands more injured.
Organizers say workers at fast-food restaurants in cities across the nation will walk off their jobs Thursday in what’s expected to be the largest such strike so far
Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to death by a military jury. The same jury found Hasan guilty last week of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009.
Thousands gathered under gray skies in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
The crowd is gathering this hour near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday’s celebration of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary.
As it lays the groundwork for a potential military strike against Syria, the Obama administration says it is all but certain that President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people last week.