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Friday, March 21, 2014

In Beijing, Michelle Obama reprises pingpong diplomacy

In Beijing, Michelle Obama reprises pingpong diplomacy


In Beijing, Michelle Obama reprises pingpong diplomacy

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 07:17 AM PDT

More than 40 years after pingpong diplomacy led to a thaw in Sino-American relations, it was on display again -- in rudimentary form -- as Michelle Obama visited a Beijing high school during her family's first full day of a visit to China.

Inside Politics: Two days of reckoning for Obamacare

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 07:59 AM PDT

This year's first day of reckoning for President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative is fast approaching. The second is seven-plus months away.

2014 Midterm Elections

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 09:48 AM PDT

An Obamacare reckoning

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 06:19 PM PDT

This year's first day of reckoning for President Barack Obama's signature domestic initiative is fast approaching. The second is seven-plus months away.

Obamacare case goes to high court

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 06:26 PM PDT

Conestoga Wood Specialties was founded a half-century ago in a Pennsylvania garage. The Hahn family's commitment to quality is driven in large part by their Christian faith, which in turn may soon threaten the company's very existence.

MI gay marriage ban struck down

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 06:31 PM PDT

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, ordering the state to stop enforcing the ban.

First lady visits China

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 05:54 PM PDT

Navy commander on missing plane: 'We will find it'

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 05:09 PM PDT

U.S. Navy Commander Adam Schantz discusses the latest resources that are being used to find Malaysia Airline Flight 370.

Federal judge strikes down Michigan's gay marriage ban

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 04:04 PM PDT

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Michigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, ordering the state to stop enforcing the ban.

Obamacare birth control rule goes to high court

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 05:04 AM PDT

Conestoga Wood Specialties was founded a half-century ago in a Pennsylvania garage. The Hahn family's commitment to quality is driven in large part by their Christian faith, which in turn may soon threaten the company's very existence.

The left is pushing Obama to use his executive authority

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 09:27 AM PDT

Starting his sixth year in office, President Barack Obama promised to use the power of the pen to push his legislative agenda. Translation: executive orders, the tool used by every president except for one -- William Henry Harrison, who died on his 32nd day in office.

Evangelical Latinos say they could be force in midterm elections

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 09:35 AM PDT

"It's the hour for us in this country to turn it back toward the Lord. We're much more than 'hallelujah' people. We're into government, and we are into politics. We are a force to be reckoned with."

First lady visits China

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 05:54 PM PDT

What does Vladimir Putin want next?

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 10:29 AM PDT

Is Russian President Vladimir Putin an opportunist, grabbing at chances to poke the West in the eye, or a clever strategist with the longer-term goal of restoring a greater Russia? Is he simply riding a tide of Russian patriotic fervor over Crimea? Is he a rational actor aware of the delicate balances within the international system, or as one observer put it, "drunk on power" and oblivious to sanctions?

Putin could push deeper into Ukraine

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 04:58 PM PDT

White House "very concerned" Russia may invade more of Ukraine, possibly in coming days, sources tell CNN's Jake Tapper

Russia finalizes Crimea annexation

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 10:30 AM PDT

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed the political elements of a trade pact with the European Union on Friday, even as Russian lawmakers finalized annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

GOP hasn't learned a thing from autopsy report

Posted: 21 Mar 2014 05:29 PM PDT

One year ago, the Republican National Committee completed a four-month period of "self-reflection" and "evaluation" after losing its second straight presidential election and the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections.

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