Politics

Cuellar Confirmed to California Supreme Court

Stanford professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar breezed through to confirmation to the California Supreme Court, adding a Hispanic and another academic to a court undergoing a dramatic transformation.


Gathering Allies to Fight IS Won't Be Easy

President Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.


Immigration Delay Throws Both Parties a Curve

President Obama has been coy about what options he's considering on immigration, but much of the focus has centered on steps he could take to defer deportations.


Mary Landrieu Doesn't Live in Louisiana: GOP

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is a Washington resident who doesn't live in her parents' home, listed as her New Orleans voting address, Republicans claim.


NATO Condemns Russian Actions in Ukraine

NATO has called on Russia to cease its "illegal military operations" in eastern Ukraine, which it says are aimed at destabilizing the country.


Judge Dismisses Suit in Thad Cochran Win

A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.


Detroit Muslim Conference Stirs Controversy

Muslims from across the U.S. are headed to Detroit this weekend for one of the biggest Islamic conventions in North America, a four-day event at which they will discuss the future of their community and faith in America.


Fort Hood Shooter Wants Islamic State Citizenship

Major Nidal Hasan, sentenced to death for the Fort Hood massacre, has reportedly written to the Islamic State leader saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate.


U.K. Raises Terror Threat Level to 'Severe'

The U.K. raised its terrorist threat level from "substantial" to "severe," indicating the British government believes a terrorist attack is "highly likely."


Ruble Dives to All-time Low on Ukraine Incursion

Russian markets reacted nervously to the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine with the Russian ruble diving to the all-time low of 37.1 rubles against the U.S. dollar in early morning trading.


Obama Puts Ukraine Violence on Russia

President Obama blamed Russia on Thursday for the warfare in eastern Ukraine, but he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in a strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its weaker neighbor.


Janet Yellen's Assets Grew by 8 Percent in 2013

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's assets rose in value by at least 8 percent during 2013, raising their total to between $5.3 million and $14.1 million, according to her latest financial disclosure.


Hillary Clinton Breaks Silence on Ferguson

Hillary Rodham Clinton said the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.


Obama Says No to Military Action in Ukraine

President Obama is ruling out the possibility the U.S. will take military action to address growing violence in Ukraine.


Obama Poised to Impose More Sanctions on Russia

Russian stock markets dived on Thursday as Switzerland joined the European Union in imposing restrictions on Russian state banks and fears grew that the U.S. and EU could impose further sanctions.


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