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Where to Escape the Individual Mandate (Hint: Not Canada)

Where to Escape the Individual Mandate (Hint: Not Canada)

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Obama’s health care law on Thursday made some people so disillusioned with the United States that they posted on Facebook and Twitter that they were jumping ship and moving to Can…

Hillary Clinton to Be Most-Traveled Secretary of State in US History

Hillary Clinton to Be Most-Traveled Secretary of State in US History

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touches down in Latvia Thursday, she will hit a milestone, having traveled to a staggering 100 countries in less than four years. Clinton will become the most-travele…

Obama Sees ‘Emerging Consensus’ on Eurozone Rescue

Obama Sees ‘Emerging Consensus’ on Eurozone Rescue

Jewel Samad/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — There were a couple new faces in town at the annual Group of Eight summit, and a couple new allies for President Obama, who has been urging Europeans to follow America’s lead. And with 4 million jobs cre…

Obama Pushes Growth, Stability at G-8 Summit

Obama Pushes Growth, Stability at G-8 Summit

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama suggested that European austerity should be tempered with efforts to stimulate growth, as the eight leaders of the world’s largest economies gathered at Camp David for a summit that …

Romney Says ‘Shame’ On Obama Over Chinese Dissident

Romney Says ‘Shame’ On Obama Over Chinese Dissident

STR/AFP/GettyImages(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — Mitt Romney gave his harshest critique of the situation surrounding blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng to date Thursday. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee suggested that if news reports are true, …

Brennan Defends Drone Strikes as Pakistan and Protestor Object

Brennan Defends Drone Strikes as Pakistan and Protestor Object

C-SPAN(WASHINGTON) — As White House counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan delivered a speech Monday defending the U.S. drone campaign against Taliban and al Qaeda militants, an audience member interrupted and delivered a minute-long speech of her own…

Obama to Colombia to Boost US Exports

Obama to Colombia to Boost US Exports

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(TAMPA, Fla.) — President Obama visited one of the nation’s busiest seaports Friday as a prelude to a weekend South American summit that he said is about courting customers for U.S. exports in order to boo…

Obama Rebuffs Romney on ‘American Exceptionalism’

Obama Rebuffs Romney on ‘American Exceptionalism’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has rarely engaged Mitt Romney directly over policy and politics so far during the presidential primary campaign.But Monday Obama didn’t pass up an opportunity when asked about the GOP f…

Biden Says Romney, GOP is Out of Touch

Biden Says Romney, GOP is Out of Touch

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden “can’t remember” a candidate as out of touch with the American middle class as Mitt Romney, he said in an interview on Sunday.The claim is not new to the Obama campaign, but in a CBS in…

Santorum Hits Obama on Afghanistan Withdrawal Timeline

Santorum Hits Obama on Afghanistan Withdrawal Timeline

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.) — As he mingled with the Mississippi breakfast crowd, Rick Santorum said the president’s timeline in Afghanistan “has made a very winnable operation very, very difficult.”“It c…

Poll: Six in 10 Criticize War in Afghanistan

Poll: Six in 10 Criticize War in Afghanistan

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sixty percent of Americans say the war in Afghanistan has not been not worth fighting and just 30 percent believe the Afghan public supports the U.S. mission there—marking the sour state of attitudes on the war even before…

Eliot Spitzer: KONY 2012 Video Spread Like the Gutenberg Press

Eliot Spitzer: KONY 2012 Video Spread Like the Gutenberg Press

Stuart Price/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer compared the viral spread of the KONY 2012 video this week to the Gutenberg press, with social media driving information to more people as the first printing press did hun…

Obama Accuses GOP of ‘Beating the Drums of War’ On Iran

Obama Accuses GOP of ‘Beating the Drums of War’ On Iran

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama shot down criticisms on Tuesday that he has been weak on Iran, accusing his Republican rivals of “beating the drums of war” amid rising concerns about the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon.“…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Holds News Conference

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Holds News Conference

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will hold his first news conference of the year at the White House Tuesday afternoon, as his Republican rivals face off in 10 “super Tuesday” contests.Expect the president to field quest…

Romney Turns Focus on Trade Policies with China

Romney Turns Focus on Trade Policies with China

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(BELLEVUE, Wash.) — Trade policies were at the center at Mitt Romney’s events in a suburb outside Seattle, where he continued to assail China for being a “currency manipulator” and accused President Obama of bei…

WH to Give Itself Maximum Flexibility on Terrorist Custody Law

WH to Give Itself Maximum Flexibility on Terrorist Custody Law

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House announced Tuesday night that the Obama administration intends to interpret with rather wide latitude a controversial section of the National Defense Authorization Act that requires law enforcement to pla…

Sen. McCain Supports Talks with the Taliban

Sen. McCain Supports Talks with the Taliban

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Sen. John McCain endorsed U.S. talks with the Taliban on Sunday morning during This Week, setting himself at odds with Mitt Romney, who he is backing for the GOP presidential nomination.“I think it’s important to hav…

Presidential Campaigns and the Super PACs

Presidential Campaigns and the Super PACs

Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Want to run for office? Try test-driving a super PAC. They’re the muscle behind this year’s presidential campaigns, although they’re legally barred from coordinating with them. But any serious candidate mu…

New Ad Attacks Romney’s History with Dogs

New Ad Attacks Romney’s History with Dogs

EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(DETROIT) — It’s the problem that won’t stop hounding Mitt Romney.  On Friday MoveOn.org became the latest group in a long line of opponents to take advantage of Mitt Romney’s troubled past with c…

Obama Orders New Sanctions Against Iran’s Central Bank

Obama Orders New Sanctions Against Iran’s Central Bank

BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As tensions continue to rise over Tehran’s nuclear program, President Obama on Monday announced new sanctions against Iran’s financial institutions, saying they have engaged in “deceptive …

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