Obama shifts U.S. from 'perpetual war-footing,' limits drone strikes
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday shifted the United States away from a "boundless global war on terror," restricting deadly drone strikes abroad and signaling that America's long struggle against al Qaeda will one day end.
Obama nominates Senate aides to serve as SEC commissioners
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated two U.S. Senate aides on Thursday to serve as members of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said in a statement.
Anti-Drone Protester "Worth Paying Attention To" says Obama
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the political activist group Code Pink, is removed by security after speaking out against President Barack Obama during his counterterrorism speech Thursday. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch /UPI) Update d (below):
Obama Frames Covert Drone War as Necessary Evil
President Barack Obama reacts as his speech is interrupted by CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Barack Obama has made it clear that the US will continue with its controversial targeted killing programme.
Obama orders review of guidelines for probing journalists
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he directed Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of Department of Justice guidelines for investigations that involve journalists and report back by early July.