The president has often spoken about making a pivot to Asia. But he keeps being drawn to the Middle East. The president's legacy on foreign policy will likely be determined by what ultimately happens in this volatile region.
WASHINGTON — "It took decades, an act of Congress and a review of thousands of war records. But on Tuesday, two dozen veterans who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama. The honors were given at a somber and tearful White House ceremony."
"During his first term, President Obama rarely brought up the issue of race. On Thursday, however, he unveiled a program aimed at helping a group he says demands urgent attention: black and Latino young men."
For children from low-income families, a college degree is a good way to move into the middle class, but opportunity is still linked too strongly to class—too many low-income students drop out before completing a degree. Isabel Sawhill says that to close this opportunity gap, more should be done to highlight programs focusing on low-income families like financial aid education and technical training.
In a combative interview with CNN, the former NBA star implies that imprisoned American businessman Kenneth Bae, sentenced in May to 15 years' hard labor, is guilty of trying to overthrow the regime of Kim Jong Un.
In November, an agreement was reached to suspend much of Iran's nuclear program. Negotiators for Iran and six world powers will be back at the table working on a comprehensive deal to limit Iran's nuclear activity and bring an end to punitive economic sanctions. Analysts say those talks will be exponentially harder than the ones concluded this year.
No one is really sure how to allocate funds these days. Steep market plunges have investors questioning their faith in the long-term outlook. Many retirees saw the value of their investments plummet in 2008.
After sustaining huge losses, Americans are trying to put their retirement investing back on track. Investment experts say people remain slow to adjust the balance of stocks and bonds in their portfolios. Many advocate making investments more conservative as you approach retirement.
A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security finds that minorities — Latinos in particular — are in bad shape when it comes to saving for retirement. Host Michel Martin speaks with researcher Nari Rhee about why that's a big problem.
"College student Javon Butts had his routine worked out pretty well.
Most days, it went like this: Start classes at 8 a.m., finish up around noon, then head off to work. His recent life as a student at Kennesaw State University (KSU) was far from perfect, but it was temporarily manageable."
Looking for ways to support and honor U.S. military servicemembers and veterans who protect our security and freedom? In years past, you could wrap up a care package and mail it to "Any Service Member" for the holidays, but with increased mail restrictions, the Pentagon is asking people to help t...
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