Biden tells Chinese of 'deep concerns' over air defense zone
The United States has "deep concerns" over China's newly declared East China Sea air defense zone, Vice President Joe Biden privately told Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Beijing on Wednesday, according to a pool report citing senior administration officials traveling with the delegation.
Some Reid staffers exempt from Obamacare
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare's architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law's new exchanges.
Congress is on pace to have its least productive year in modern history, earning a "do-nothing" label and adding another unwanted statistic to a body already facing chronically low approval ratings.
Nelson Mandela dies at 95
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Dems to Obama: Suspend deportations
While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Josh Romney's tweet showed a class act
Some people see a silver lining and go looking for a cloud. They just can't feel good about the world they live in, even when they're presented with a feel-good story. Instead of rejoicing in a positive development, they're critical and cynical and mean.
You can't game a presidential legacy
Julian Zelizer says it's not enough for a president to put through signature programs; the next president has to see them through for them to go down in history as achievements
Beware Russia's power play in Ukraine
David Frum says the U.S. must pay attention to Vladimir Putin and the Russians' maneuvering to resurrect the Soviet Union and control the Ukraine by destroying its attempts to join the EU community.
Give thanks with acts of kindness
When the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 16,000 earlier this month, headlines throughout the country trumpeted the milestone as a sign of recovery for the economy.