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  • President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions. The visit is the king's first to the United States since ascending to the throne in January 2015, and comes after the United States agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in July,...

  • WASHINGTON— Aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department complained about the limitations of using email to discuss sensitive diplomatic information, according to the latest batch of emails released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. The email appears to focus on civil unrest in Iran during the period preceding the Green...

  • Pentagon funding new high-tech venture Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 6:02 AM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft. He told the Silicon Valley leaders that he is "here to engage. Under the new plan, the Pentagon will provide $75...

  • WASHINGTON— Vice President Joe Biden has chosen a top film industry official and former spokeswoman for John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign to be his new communications director, the White House said Monday. But White House officials are subject to strict limitations on engaging in political activity, and Bedingfield's duties are expected to focus on...

  • Joe Biden 'calling around' about possible 2016 bid Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 12:42 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden is calling close friends to discuss a potential run for president in 2016. NBC News reports.

  • What an anxious America tells us about 2016 election Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 10:56 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (C) walks out from among the pack of candidates mixing and mingling on stage, including U.S, Senator Lindsey Graham (L), Dr. Ben Carson (2nd L) and former New York Governor George Pataki (2nd R), after the conclusion of the Voters First Presidential Forum in Manchester, New Hampshire August 3, 2015.

    A new poll showing much pessimism explains why The Donald has caught fire and why Hillary is having so much trouble, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Hillary Clinton weighs potential Biden challenge Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

    Hillary Clinton's allies do not hide their annoyance at the implication by Joe Biden's advisers that she is vulnerable. The NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Times columnist Maureen Dowd also said Biden, 72, has been "having meetings at his Washington residence to...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 1- Vice President Joe Biden, inspired in part by his late son, has been holding meetings at his Washington home to discuss challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The 72- year-old vice president has been having meetings at his Washington residence to explore the idea of...

  • LaGuardia Airport gets a facelift Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    LaGuardia airport gets a facelift

    New York City's LaGuardia airport to get a $4 billion makeover.

  • NY Gov Cuomo unveils $4B overhaul for LaGuardia Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 2:59 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden (L) appears with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to unveil plans for new area infrastructure projects on July 27, 2015 in New York City.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday a plan to completely overhaul LaGuardia Airport that comes with a $4 billion price tag.

  • Bart Chilton: Dodd-Frank is alive at five Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    Former US trading commissioner Bart Chilton channels his inner Dr. Seuss in talking about Dodd-Frank five years later.

  • Is Wall Street pay too high? Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Fistfull of money

    Five years after Dodd-Frank, we’re still waiting for Wall Street pay reform, says Sarah Anderson.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- President Barack Obama, seeking to sell the Iran nuclear deal to skeptical U.S. lawmakers and nervous allies, insisted on Wednesday the landmark agreement was the only alternative to a nuclear arms race and more war in the Middle East. Obama made his case in a nationally televised news conference responding to critics at home and abroad after...

  • June 26- Mining firm Rio Tinto Ltd has pledged to invest at least $250 million to $300 million in the construction of the underground section of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia this year, Mongolia's prime minister said on Friday. The second phase of construction at the mine is expected to begin this year, Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The United States on Tuesday said cyber theft sponsored by the Chinese government was a major problem and stressed the need to keep Asian sea lanes open at annual talks with China. In opening statements at the wide-ranging Strategic and Economic Dialog forum in Washington, both sides expressed a desire for constructive bilateral...

  • In opening statements at the wide-ranging Strategic and Economic Dialogue forum in Washington, China expressed a desire for constructive relations with the United States, and said the two sides could manage their differences- as long as they accommodated each other's core interests. Vice President Joe Biden said China and the United States might not...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The White House has secured more than $4 billion to boost clean energy and fight climate change from foundations, institutional investors and philanthropies, doubling a goal set in February, administration officials said. Vice President Joe Biden told a conference on clean energy at the White House on Tuesday that a "staggering" number of...

  • Why this Democrat opposes Obama's trade deal Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the White House South Lawn in Washington, April 28, 2015.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership does not include a provision that would prevent currency manipulation, Democratic economist Jared Bernstein tells CNBC.

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.