Obama to protect 500,000 acres in New Mexico as national monument

Area will become largest national monument of his presidency.


CIA director under fire from lawmakers after agency’s search of Senate computers

(Carolyn Kaster / AP)

Some call for his resignation after Senate computers searched, but Obama has ‘full confidence’ in him.


Calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign intensify following watchdog report

In a sign of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s worsening political standing, a growing number of congressional Democrats facing difficult reelection fights this year are calling for the secretary’s ouster.


Obama poised to protect public lands in New Mexico, California

(Brad Smith)

The president is set to use his authority under the Antiquities Act if Congress does not act soon.