During a memorial service at South Africa’s largest soccer stadium, President Obama delivered a 20-minute eulogy that compared Mandela to Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln and America’s founding fathers.
Nelson Mandela, who became an icon of the struggle for racial equality during a decades-long struggle against South Africa’s apartheid system, is being remembered across the globe on Thursday following his death at age 95.
White House officials say the government’s health insurance website, which has been plagued with problems ever since it launched in October, is now working smoothly for most users.
The Obama administration announced it is delaying until November 2014 a requirement that small businesses shop for health insurance via the troubled federal HealthCare.gov site, which has been blamed for many problems since its launch last month. The shift applies to businesses with fewer than 50 full-time workers.
There was high drama Thursday on the floor of the Senate as Democrats significantly changed the way business in the chamber is done.
A Southeast Native corporation CEO was one of a dozen Native leaders who met with President Obama as part of last week’s White House Tribal Nations Conference.
Janet Yellen cleared a key hurdle Thursday, as her confirmation hearing to become the next chair of the Federal Reserve went smoothly.
An organization representing 40,000 private schools in Pakistan says it has decided to ban I Am Malala, a memoir written by Malala Yousafzai, the teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting the education of girls.
In addition to his apology, the president pledged to help those who have complained that the new law is forcing them to sign up for a more expensive plan.
The United States spy agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders, The Guardian reports today, based on a classified memo given to the paper by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.