Mark Walter

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Pope Francis' unexpected Hanukkah gift

Pope Francis was probably not looking at the Jewish calendar when he released his new apostolic exhortation, "Evangelii Gaudium," (The Joy of the Gospel), it was a serendipitous Chanukah gift, that brought joy to the Jewish world.<p>The document is full of warmth to Jews and Judaism. It speaks of the …

Investigators Found Several Disturbing Items In The Newtown Shooter's Home

In the report, Stephen J. Sedensky, the state's attorney, writes that Lanza was "obsessed" with mass murders in history — particularly the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.<p>The report also lists a number of chilling items investigators found that relate to historical school …

Guns

5 Ways The Iran Nuclear Deal Collides With U.S. Politics

The historic nuclear deal with Iran marks the first time in three decades that the Persian nation has agreed to slow its work toward a nuclear weapon and allow international monitors in to verify.<p>It's a significant accomplishment, but the accord is about to become entangled in U.S. politics for …

White House: Iran Deal Delays Potential Nuclear Weapon

Officials from the U.S. and five world powers reached a deal with Iran over the weekend to curb its nuclear program. Melissa Block speaks with Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes about the deal.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie …

South Asia

Your Questions About The American Health Care Act

The troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act has given the GOP an opportunity to keep its attacks on the law alive.<p>On Monday, Republicans held the second of at least four planned hearings that Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has said will focus on …

Health Care

Congress Will Give The President Time On Iran — But Not Much

Some hawks are pushing hard for new sanctions, but right now, it looks like the Senate will give the administration some time on the Iran deal.<p>WASHINGTON — Hawkish senators are still pushing for new sanctions on Iran after the interim nuclear deal reached this weekend, but new sanctions don't seem …

The Long Shadow Of Iran Contra

<b>I am a simple man</b>. Years ago, I made it a policy of mine that I would approve of any deal with Iran so long as it didn't involve selling missiles to the mullahs. I developed this policy in January of 1981, when I was in Washington covering the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan, and the …

Ronald Reagan

Analysis: Risk of conflict in East China Sea

<b>China's declaration of an "air-defence identification zone" that extends over disputed islands in the East China Sea is just the latest step in Beijing's effort to assert its claims over the islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.</b><p>US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel described the move …

China

Poll: Obama not a manager-in-chief

A majority of Americans think President Barack Obama is untrustworthy, according to a new poll that also found doubts about the president’s management abilities.<p>Fifty-three percent believe Obama is not honest and trustworthy, the CNN/ORC poll released Monday shows, noting a “clear majority” for the …

Why Did President Obama Say the Healthcare Website Would Work?

He must have known that his words would be quickly disproved. His public optimism before the rollout remains a big mystery.<p>There's something I don't understand about the rollout of Healthcare.gov: that President Obama expressed unqualified confidence about it shortly before it was …

Heckler Behind Obama Steals Attention Away From President's Speech Video

Man argues with the president over forced deportations during immigration reform speech.

Immigration

Great Moments in Heckling

From President Obama to former French President Nicholas Sarkozy, elected officials are no strangers to a disapproving public. Whether they are …

Rudy Giuliani