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President Obama To Visit Pope During G-8 Visit

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama and Pope Benedict XVI will talk about their shared belief in the dignity of all people at their meeting next month.

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Jill Biden Heads To Europe Next Month

Posted: 06/24/2009 - The wife of Vice President Joe Biden will head to Europe to meet with military family members for Independence Day and will speak to a United Nations conference on higher education.

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President Obama Lays Down Harder Line On Iran Violence

Posted: 06/24/2009 - President Barack Obama is hardening the U.S. position on Iran, condemning the government's violent crackdown on post-election protests, flatly saying human rights violations have been taking place.

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HHS Secretary To Press Lawmakers On Health Care

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the Obama administration is open to suggestions on paying for a major health care overhaul — as long as they don't increase the federal deficit.

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AP Sources: Cost Of Senate Health Plan Coming Down

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Officials say key Senate Democrats have whittled more than $400 billion off the cost of a health care plan that carried a $1.6 trillion price tag a week ago, and they continue to seek cuts.

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President's News Conference

Posted: 06/23/2009 - President Barack Obama held a news conference Tuesday, covering topics including health care, Iran and energy.

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President Obama Admits Occasional Cigarette

Posted: 06/23/2009 - One day after signing legislation giving the government unprecedented power to regulate tobacco, President Barack Obama is admitting that he's sometimes "fallen off the wagon" in his own effort to stop smoking.

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Budget Office Says Climate Bill Won't Be Costly

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The Congressional Budget Office says the cost of a Democratic proposal to limit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases would be far lower than Republicans claim.

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U.S. Files WTO Case Against China Over Exports

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The Obama administration has filed its first trade case against China with the World Trade Organization, accusing the Asian power of restricting exports of certain raw materials to give Chinese manufacturers "unfair advantages."

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Mexico: 'Green Fund' Better Than Carbon Credits

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The two-day Major Economies Forum is the third meeting in a series of talks called for by President Barack Obama that will culminate with a June summit in Italy. The goal is to help broker a replacement for the expiring Kyoto Protocol.

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FTC: End Drug Patent Settlements To Save $35 Billion

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission says eliminating lucrative patent settlements between brand-name and generic drug companies would save consumers $3.5 billion annually.

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Congress Begins Health Care Reform

Posted: 06/23/2009 - House Democrats are pressing on with a partisan health care bill even as a key Senate Democrat looks to achieve an elusive bipartisan compromise on the president's top legislative priority.

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EPA Chief Visits KCK To Kickoff Volunteer Effort

Posted: 06/22/2009 - The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled to host a volunteer water monitoring project at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.

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