Obama administration
  • New report says political considerations influenced what U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told the country after the deadly attack on U.S. mission in Benghazi.

    This June 7, 2012 file photo shows U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice listening during a news conference at the UN.
    LAST UPDATE : May 10, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner speaking during a news conference at the Health and Humans Services (HHS) Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2013,

    The Obama administration unveiled simplified application forms for health insurance benefits under the federal health care overhaul.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 30, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT
  • 13th annual "African Lion" exercise had been set to start Wednesday, but dispute over govt. claims to former Spanish colony of Western Sahara got in the way.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 18, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi in the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Beijing. The question of how Washington can persuade Beijing to exert real pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's unpredictable regime is front and center as Kerry meets Saturday with Chinese leaders in Beijing. (AP Photo/Paul J. Richards, Pool)

    With North Korea seemingly readying a potential missile test, the U.S. Secretary of State and China's foreign policy chieff, stressed that their countries were committed to a peaceful resolution of the nuclear standoff.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 13, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT
  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2013, to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee to defend President Barack Obama's budget proposal for fiscal 2014.

    Treasury Secretary insists Obama administration is optimistic about congressional negotiations despite bipartisan attacks on the proposal.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 11, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT