World News Posts

By Bill McGuire

The Note
Jul 2, 2014 7:50pm

Obama Calls Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey After Classy World Cup Finish

President Obama today called Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey of the US Soccer Team to congratulate them on their great showing at the FIFA World Cup. “Man, I just wanted to call and say you guys did us proud!” President Obama said. “You guys did… Read More »

Jul 2, 2014 7:11pm

Border Patrol Struggles to Shelter Immigrants as California Town Fights Back

In the dead of night, a Border Patrol bus tried once again today to find safe harbor for 140 Central American immigrants. Fresh from their illegal crossing into Texas, mothers and children aboard three buses were turned away in Murrieta, California, as protesters blocked the… Read More »

By Tina Chen

Jul 2, 2014 6:38pm

Vet Finally Gets VA Appointment, Two Years After His Death

The Department of Veteran Affairs is apologizing for finally responding to a hospital appointment request letter, two years too late. Suzanne Chase of Acton, Massachusetts, has been working to put the pain of losing her husband, Douglas Chase, to brain cancer, almost two years ago…. Read More »

National Security
Jul 2, 2014 5:57pm

Secretary of Defense Gets on Goalie Tim Howard’s Bandwagon

Chuck Hagel is used to calling defense ministers from around the world but on Wednesday he rang up Tim Howard, the goalie for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team, who’s gained the nickname US Secretary of Defense after yesterday’s game. Defense Secretary Hagel called Howard… Read More »

By ABC News

Medical Unit
Jul 2, 2014 5:10pm

Challenges Mount for Doctors Fighting Deadly Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization said today that it is struggling to contain an unprecedented outbreak of the Ebola virus on the continent of Africa. The contagious and deadly disease is spreading, in part because of trade, across the borders of three countries: Liberia, Guinea and… Read More »

National Security
Jul 2, 2014 4:24pm

DHS Boosting Security at Overseas Airports Serving US

The Department of Homeland Security is increasing security measures at airports overseas amid deepening concerns that terrorists in war-ravaged Syria are trying to develop a new generation of bombs that could be smuggled onto commercial planes. In a statement Wednesday afternoon, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson… Read More »

The Note
Jul 2, 2014 3:57pm

What It Was Like 50 Years Ago Today: Civil Rights Act Signed

Half a century ago today, with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy at his side, President Lyndon B. Johnson forged a new path for America by signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The bill was crafted in response to a… Read More »

The Note
Jul 2, 2014 2:51pm

Chris McDaniel Just Won’t Give Up After GOP Senate Primary Loss

Chris McDaniel lost the GOP Mississippi Senate primary to six-term incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran by some 6,700 votes, if the official tally is to be believed. But McDaniel refuses to concede. He and his supporters continue to mull legal challenges, based on the still unproven claim… Read More »

Companies Consumer Report
Jul 2, 2014 8:48am

Goldman Sachs ‘Boys Club’ Condemned in Discrimination Lawsuit

Morning Money Memo: The big investment bank Goldman Sachs has been slapped with a gender-discrimination lawsuit and accused of fostering a “boys club atmosphere.” Visits to strip clubs and a work environment that was generally hostile to women are among the claims being made by… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

The Note
Jul 1, 2014 7:35pm

World Cup Frenzy and Soccer Ball Diplomacy

It looks like there’s still something almost everyone in Washington can rally behind–the United States in the World Cup. America faced off against Belgium today, and everyone from John Boehner to Nancy Pelosi flocked to social media to show their support. #AreYouReady for #USAvBEL? Retweet… Read More »