Obama seeks direct talks with Iran?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- U.S. President Barack Obama has called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader that also warned Tehran against closing the more…

‘GOP gave up on debt-ceiling battle in August’

by -NO AUTHOR- -- House Republicans rejected Obama's debt-ceiling hike today – but their vote is merely symbolic, thanks to the bipartisan deal reached last summer that gave the president authority to more…

Obama rejects Keystone oil pipeline

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The State Department on Wednesday will reject the Keystone XL pipeline, multiple sources following the project told POLITICO. The formal announcement is expected at 3 p.m. from Deputy Secretary more…

Bill would add Virginia to Obamacare opponents

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A Virginia lawmaker is pushing legislation to add the state to an interstate compact that would exempt members from President Obama’s health care overhaul — a budding movement more…

Obesity rates in U.S. finally leveling off

by -NO AUTHOR- -- After a 30-year, record-shattering rise, U.S. obesity rates appear to be stabilizing. New statistics cited in two papers report only a slight uptick since 2005 — leaving public more…

Alaska expands aerial shooting of bears

by -NO AUTHOR- -- In a new package of policies criticized even by some hunters, the Alaska Board of Game on Tuesday opened the door to aerial gunning of bears by state more…