In a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the president apologizes for American NATO forces who burned the Islamic holy book
After the United States Military apologized to the Afghan government Tuesday over the burning of Islamic holy books, President Barack Obama personally apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a letter earlier today, according to Karzai’s office.
Santorum believes that full insurance coverage of amniocentesis testing could increase abortion rates
Sunday in Ohio, political Republican GOP candidate Rick Santorum announced that he would not support President Obama's policy for health insurance companies to pay fully for specific types of prenatal care, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
President Obama proposes increased taxes on the rich to lower deficit
President Obama called for increased taxes to the wealthiest Americans as he announced his budget proposal for 2013 Monday at a community college in northern Virginia.
The final budget of the president's term anticipates a deficit of over $1.3 trillion in the fiscal year of 2012 and will drop to $901 billion in 2013. The projections mean that Obama will not meet the goal he set in 2009 to cut the deficit in half by the end of his term, according to CNN. But Obama still believes America's economic outlook can improve.
Nearly 400,000 illegal immigrants have been deported in the last year
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced Tuesday that a record has been broken for the number of deportations, with nearly 400,000 in the last fiscal year. This is the highest number of deportations the ICE has ever recorded, according to CNN.
POTUS says Iran will pay for planning attempt on Saudi ambassador's life
President Obama said that evidence collected shows that Iran is responsible for an alleged attempt on the life of the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States. The president vowed sanctions and international pressure as a result of Iran's actions, according to ABC News. "We're going to continue... to mobilize the international community to make sure that Iran is further and further isolated and pays a price for this kind of behavior," Obama said.
Documents obtained from 'Fast and Furious' operation
Congress has put new pressure on Attorney General Eric Holder and his justice department over a botched gun smuggling sting operation in Arizona.
According to CNN.com, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed Holder for his communications with several top Justice Department officials regarding the operation known as "Fast and Furious."
21-year-old man from Kosovo in custody after two U.S. airmen killed, two others wounded today in shooting incident on U.S. military bus.
According to CNN, a suspect in the shooting of two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt Airport has been taken into custody. The suspect is Arid Uka, from the northern town of Mitrovica, said Kosovo's interior minister, Bajram Rexhepi.
Uka approached the bus, which was parked outside Terminal 2 and marked as a U.S. military vehicle, German police said.
Former President George H. W. Bush, poet Maya Angelou and baseball player Stan Musial were among the 15 people to receive the Medal of Freedom on Tuesday, Feb. 15 from President Barack Obama according to CNN.
The Medal of Freedom is considered the highest civilian honor. At the ceremony, President Obama explained why each person was receiving the medal.
Obama tells Mubarak demonstrators must be satisfied.
Demonstrators weren't the only ones angered at President Murbarak's speech last night, according to ABC. Despite speculation he would announce his resignation, Mubarak instead handed over some powers to his vice president and clung to the presidency.