the Vice President meets to
discuss gun control, I can't
help but wonder why parents'
groups haven't been invited
to the table?" Concerned
Women for America
Legislative Action Committee
President Penny Nance said
in a written statement.
plans to shift the beginning
of its employee health plan
to temporarily avoid $1.3
million a day in fines for
each day since Jan. 1 that
it did not comply with the
Affordable Care Act. Without
the delay, the fine would
now have totaled $18.2
Business & Finance
As the reporting season for
gets under way this week,
consultancy Tricumen has
released research showing JP
Morgan had the most
profitable capital markets
business of its peers last
year, with pre-tax profits
of more than $6bn. JP Morgan
and Goldman Sachs are due to
report fourth-quarter and
full-year earnings on
At remarks given Thursday at the Jerusalem Convention Center, President Obama spoke about the strong ties between the United States and Israel.
"Those ties began only 11 minutes after Israeli independence, when the United States was the first nation to recognize the State of Israel," said Obama.
"I am proud that the security relationship between the United States and Israel has never been stronger: more exercises between our militaries, and more exchanges among our political, military and intelligence officials than ever before; the largest program to date to help you retain your qualitative military edge."
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of
leading senators has reached agreement
on the principles for
a sweeping overhaul of the
nation's immigration laws, including a path to
for the 11 million
already in this country.
The deal, to be
announced at a news conference Monday, also covers
border security, non-citizen or "guest" workers and
employer verification of immigration status.
Although thorny details remain to be negotiated and
success is far from certain, the development heralds
the start of what could be the most significant
effort in years toward overhauling the nation's
inefficient patchwork of immigration laws.
The Syrian government is reportedly preparing to use chemical weapons on its own citizens, as President Bashar Assad considers doing whatever is necessary to put an end to the civil war raging in the Middle East country.
A strong U.S. military depends on more than just high-tech
equipment and highly trained soldiers; it also depends on soldiers having a stable marriage, according to military chaplains
British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to announce his support for religious institutions wishing to perform same-sex ceremonies, which would go against his earlier pledge of not forcing those institutions to participate.