Nine candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in a primary debate in Florida on Thursday night. The two-hour event is sponsored…
Reuters – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to quickly submit three long-delayed trade deals so the House can vote on them at the same time a worker retraining program demanded by the White House.
Reuters – The Senate on Thursday handed President Barack Obama a victory by passing a program to help workers displaced by foreign competition, paving the way for action on three long-delayed trade deals.
AP – Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton said Thursday that the Obama administration is doing “almost nothing” to protect Iranians from the violence of their own regime — as represented at the U.N. by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Reuters – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flayed the West on Thursday for a catalog of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations passed over Tehran’s nuclear program and the Palestinian statehood issue.
SE Cupp, NY Daily NewsAnother week, another presidential debate. The one in Orlando on Thursday night, sponsored by Fox News and Google, will surely be yet another prime-time matchup between the two Republican front-runners, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry…
AP – The Obama administration has shelved a financially troubled long-term care insurance plan. Officials said Thursday the staff has been cut and it’s an “open question” if the program will be implemented.
AP – A senior Kosovo politician and former rebel leader suspected of war crimes was ordered by a European Union judge Thursday to spend a month under house arrest.
AP – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged strong international action Thursday to boost safety and security of nuclear power plants against accidents and terrorist attack.
AP – The top U.S. military officer on Thursday accused Pakistan’s powerful intelligence agency of backing extremists in planning and executing the assault on the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan last week and a truck bomb attack that wounded 77 American sol…
Reuters – Republican presidential hopefuls gathered in Florida on Thursday for a debate that is likely to see front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney jockeying for the lead.
AP – Students who attend the Joplin high school known as the “mall school,” because it was built in a former big box store after a tornado left their district in ruins, told Education Secretary Arne Duncan during a Thursday visit that having the suppor…
AP – Israelis and Palestinians showed no sign Thursday that they were willing to narrow the gaps that have stalled negotiations for years, an ominous sign for the U.S.-led effort to curb a Palestinian statehood bid at the United Nations.
AP – Two Opus Dei followers and an association closely linked to the conservative Roman Catholic group went on trial Thursday, accused of forcing a disciple to work for more than a decade with little or no pay.
NPR’s Mara Liasson joins Michele Norris to talk about Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in Florida.
AP – A memorial ceremony for thousands of Jewish victims of the Holocaust was held Thursday in a church in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, with volunteers reading the name and profession of every resident who lived in the Jewish ghetto.
Daily Caller – Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback endorsed long-time friend Texas Gov. Rick Perry Thursday.
Reuters – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey cannot be held liable for failing to prevent a 1993 truck bombing in the World Trade Center’s parking garage, New York’s highest court ruled on Thursday.
AP – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that 10 years after a controversial U.N. conference to combat racism, intolerance and discrimination are increasing in many parts of the world.
Karl Rove, Wall Street JournalAs Republicans gather in Florida for Thursday's Fox News-Google presidential debate in Orlando, the contest remains very fluid, raising the stakes (and hopes) for all nine candidates.The RealClearPolitics average of …
AP – Romania and Bulgaria, the European Union’s two newest members, were denied entry into Europe’s borderless free-travel zone Thursday when EU interior ministers could not reach the necessary unanimity and decided not to hold a vote.
AP – New York’s top court on Thursday found the World Trade Center managers immune from negligence claims for failing to deter the 1993 parking garage bombing that killed six people and injured about 1,000.
AP – Several hundred Palestinian protesters rallied in the West Bank on Thursday, denouncing President Barack Obama for his opposition to their bid to win U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state.
Reuters – Representative Darrell Issa, a leading Obama administration critic, endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Thursday, bolstering the conservative credentials of the former Massachusetts governor.