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The details of a deal with Iran

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:43
Montreux, Switzerland (CNN)With a crucial deadline in the negotiations over Iran's disputed nuclear program less than a month away, negotiators are hard at work in this picturesque town trying to hammer out a framework agreement for a deal. It's a complicated process many years in the making that, as with many international negotiations, brings with it varying expectations from each side. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Switzerland for the second time in recent…
House passes security funding without immigration restrictions
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:55
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told Republican members the House would vote Tuesday on the Senate's plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which could end the impasse over the agency, according to a person who was at the meeting. The department got a short-term extension last week but runs out of funding authority again on Friday. House Republicans wanted to use the spending legislation to block President Barack…
Netanyahu speech exposes bitter divisions
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:52
View gallery.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of the United States Congress in the House …Standing in front of two Republicans because the White House did not send Vice President Joe Biden, as is typical for joint sessions of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lamented to lawmakers that his speech was being construed as partisan.
Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation will allege sweeping patterns of discrimination within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court, a law enforcement official familiar with the report said Tuesday. The report, which could be released as soon as Wednesday, will charge that police disproportionately use excessive force against blacks and that black drivers are stopped and searched far more often than white motorists, even though they're less likely…
Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:52
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies. The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight. The outcome was a victory for Obama and Democrats, and a defeat for the GOP strategy of…
How Petraeus was trapped by a lie
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:52
View gallery.CIA Director nominee Gen. David Petraeus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday,June 23, 2011, before …David Petraeus learned the hard way the truth of an old Washington adage: It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up that will bring you down. Two weeks before he resigned as CIA director, Petraeus lied to the FBI, falsely denying that he had provided highly classified information — including the identities of covert officers in Afghanistan — to…
Investing in gold? Watch the US Dollar Index
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:54
What to watch for before investing in gold (Part 3 of 12) (Continued from Part 2)The US dollar and gold Gold is traded mainly in US currency, so a weaker dollar makes gold less expensive for other nations to purchase. When the price of gold goes down, it logically increases demand for the precious commodity. Also, when the dollar starts to lose value, investors look for a good alternative investment, such as gold, in which…
Joe Biden to speak at gay rights convention
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:54
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a speech this week to the nation's largest gay rights group. The Human Rights Campaign says Biden will headline its annual convention on Friday in Washington. The group advocates for equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Biden spoke at the group's annual gala fundraiser last year, and President Barack Obama has also spoken to HRC. The group endorsed the Obama-Biden re-election campaign, and has…
Ben Carson forms presidential exploratory committee
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:54
Retired neurosurgeon and conservative activist Ben Carson acknowledged in an email on Tuesday that he has formed a committee to explore the possibility of running for president in 2016. "Yesterday, I filed with the Federal Election Commission the necessary paperwork to formally consider a run for President of the United States in 2016," Carson wrote. "I've decided to explore a potential run for the office of President because I believe my values, life experience, and…
David Petraeus enters plea deal with Justice Department
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:54
Last Updated Mar 3, 2015 2:38 PM EST The U.S. Department of Justice announced in a statement that former CIA director and top U.S. general in Afghanistan and Iraq, David Petraeus, has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials. Petraeus will now be able to avoid a trial over whether he gave classified materials to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell, while he was CIA director. Petraeus signed a plea agreement and corresponding statement…

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