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Pres. Obama encourages ‘take child to work day’ at White House

President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month’s annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don’t work in the building. Continue reading ? The post Pres. Obama encourages ‘take child to work day’ at White House appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Saudi Arabia blames ‘technical failure’ for fighter jet crash

Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed rebel camps in Yemen for a second day on Friday, as President Barack Obama said the United States shared a “collective goal” with its regional ally to see stability in the war-torn state. Obama offered support to Saudi ruler King Salman in a phone conversation as it emerged the US military […]

Three more Kenyan ministers vacate office to allow graft probe

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Three more Kenyan ministers vacated their posts on Saturday to pave way for investigations into allegations of corruption, President Uhuru Kenyatta's spokesman said, days after Kenyatta asked those named in a confidential report to do so.

Executive Action

One hundred and seventy-nine years ago today, President Andrew Jackson had a close call. The 67-year-old president emerged from a funeral in the House chamber and was set upon by Richard Lawrence, a housepainter who was off that day....Show More Summary

While nobody was watching, Ma Ying-jeou flew to Singapore to pay respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou flew to Singapore on Tuesday, a day after the death of the city-state's founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, to pay his respects and to offer his condolences to the Lee family, it has emerged. [ more ›...

Quote of the Day

“The unfortunate reality is this is what happens when you put someone in office who’s never led before. This president, unfortunately, having been a senator, a state senator, a community organizer, never led anything, and so he’s never been in [...]

Yemen Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi-led air strikes

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on Friday despite a second day of Saudi-led air strikes meant to check the Iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Rita Ora Says It Was 'Surreal' Singing For President Obama

Rita Ora dresses down as she heads out of her home in London on Friday morning (March 27). The 23-year-old singer kept it comfy ahead of her busy day, after a busy week. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rita Ora “I think the most surreal experience I ever had since being in this [...]

Howard Beck: Are Kevin Durant's MVP Days Behind Him?

Kevin Durant has been officially shut down for the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti announced Friday. Durant will undergo a third surgery on his foot that will require him to be out four to six months for rehabilitation. Show More Summary

‘Mad Men’ cast visits White House; Jon Hamm meets President Obama

Hey, isn’t  that … cast members from AMC’s “Mad Men” touring the White House on Friday afternoon? The gang from Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce (or whatever it is these days) was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday, following a ceremony at the Smithsonian where they donated props from the show to the museum’s collection. Jon Hamm, the […]

Interview of the Day: President Obama Chats With the Creator of ‘The Wire’

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Is Obama gearing up for a future career in entertainment journalism? The president is a huge fan of HBO’s “The Wire,” and he recently sat down with the show’s creator and former Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon. “I think it’s one of...Show More Summary

Saudi-led warplanes carry out a second day of airstrikes in Yemen

Saudi-led warplanes pounded military installations in Yemen on Friday in a campaign aimed at halting the advance of Shiite Muslim rebels and ensuring the return of President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, who has fled the country.

The Insane Rumor About Why a Frat Was Suspended at Univ. of Houston

Ten days ago, the University of Houston suspended its Sigma Chi chapter after what the school's president called "disturbing allegations of hazing within the fraternity." Exactly how disturbing could that hazing have been? Well, theShow More Summary

The Problem with Dilma Rousseff

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Dilma Rousseff, the President of Brazil, is in as much trouble as any major world leader these days (her approval rating is below fifteen per cent), but this week she finally found a friend: Joe Biden. The Vice-President called her to suggest that she visit Washington, and she eagerly accepted, with the dates and exact details to be determined. Show More Summary

Being President Means Sleeping in Sad, Windowless Hotel Rooms Across the Globe

Being the president of the United States often sounds like a pretty sucky job. At least half of the country is nearly always going to dislike you; you have to spend the majority of your days making stressful decisions; and whenever you try to take a break, everyone yells at... More »

The U.S. has been losing out on foreign investment. A bunch of multinationals are trying to change that.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Commerce Department put on a big show for foreign investors at the Gaylord National hotel, just outside Washington, D.C. President Obama showed up for a lunchtime keynote, followed the next day by Secretary of State John Kerry; the luminaries beamed out from a Jumbotron to a cavernous ballroom filled with delegations […]

Republicans So Giddy That 2016 Election Is Finally Starting That They Throw $1 Million at Ted Cruz in a Single Day

Senator Ted Cruz announced that he was running for president on Monday morning, and by 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, his campaign had already raised $1 million, according to the Washington Post. By Thursday, the campaign had raised $2 million. Ninety-six percent of the donations received online were in increments of... More »

Jeb Bush Claims 'I Don't Read The New York Times'

Jeb Bush is following in the footsteps of his father, who tried an “Annoy the Media, Vote Bush” slogan in the waning days of his last campaign. His brother George also confessed something like this when he was president. “I don’t read The New York Times,” Jeb Bush declared to Fox host Brian Kilmeade on the radio.

Deconstructing Netanyahu

Pundits are wondering why two statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prior to the Israeli elections and on the day of the elections drew so much attention. After the elections, Republican leader and former presidential...Show More Summary

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