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Bernie Sanders applied for ‘conscientious objector’ status during Vietnam, campaign confirms

Bernie Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, his campaign confirmed to ABC News. “As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist,” Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. “[He] isn’t now.” Last … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Denali Renaming Gets Mixed Reactions in Congress

The Obama administration’s decision to rename North America’s highest summit from Mount McKinley to its traditional Native American name, Denali, has divided lawmakers along geographical lines. Many lawmakers from McKinley’s home state of Ohio were furious with the announcement Sunday, … Continue reading

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Obama has not finalized post-presidential plans: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has made no final decisions about what he will do after leaving office, the White House said on Monday, following comments by Columbia University’s president that he looked forward to welcoming Obama back to … Continue reading

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Industry in final ad blitz against new U.S. smog rule

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A multimedia, multi-state advertising blitz from industry groups opposing new national ozone standards reached Pennsylvania on Tuesday, part of their last-ditch attempt to scuttle the Obama administration’s plans to issue new rules governing ground-level … Continue reading

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Asked about Trump, China says U.S. people want good ties

BEIJING (Reuters) – China understands people in the United States have the right to say what they want, but most want good relations with China, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, apparently dismissing repeated attacks by billionaire Donald Trump as … Continue reading

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Clinton friend advised on U.S. politics, foreign policy

By Alistair Bell and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – An old friend of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on U.S. politics and even her dealings with President Barack Obama’s White House … Continue reading

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About 150 new Hillary Clinton emails now deemed classified

Among the soon-to-be released emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email server, approximately 150 have been deemed classified by the State Department. The roughly 150 emails are among 7,000 pages of new emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server that the State … Continue reading

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About 150 new Hillary Clinton emails now deemed classified

Among the soon-to-be released emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email server, approximately 150 have been deemed classified by the State Department. The roughly 150 emails are among 7,000 pages of new emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server that the State … Continue reading

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A growing immigration crisis

Brussels (AFP) – Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland. A record surge in numbers, and … Continue reading

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A growing immigration crisis

Brussels (AFP) – Europe’s refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland. A record surge in numbers, and … Continue reading

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