Beth Takekawa, executive director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, was one of 200 guests on May 28, 2013, invited to meet President Barack Obama at the White house for a celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Also at the event were author Helen Zia, Asst. Secretary of the Interior Rhea Suh, […]
By Matthew Pennington and Matthew Lee The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. — A senior U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country, the State Department said Aug. 27.
President Barack Obama named the late Sen. Daniel Inouye one of sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Aug. 8. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, […]
Nicole Wong, Twitter’s former legal director of products, joined the White House in June as deputy U.S. chief technology officer, the White House announced in a statement. Wong will work on Internet privacy and technology issues. She is joining the White House at a time when confidence in online privacy is low following the disclosure […]
By Matthew Pennington The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing June 20, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas.
By Jim Abrams The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) _ Michael Froman, a senior White House economic adviser and classmate of President Barack Obama at Harvard Law School won Senate confirmation to be the next U.S. trade representative on June 19.
By Philip Elliott The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Republicans’ hopes to reclaim the White House in the 2016 elections hinge on whether they support — or sabotage — the immigration overhaul being debated in the Senate, two lawmakers who helped write the proposal warn.
By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — It may not have been Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s Cold War walk by a frozen lake in Switzerland.
By Aye Aye Win The Associated Press YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president pardoned at least 20 political prisoners on May 17, just ahead of a historic state visit to the United States that will highlight the two sides’ improved relations brought about by the former pariah nation’s democratic reforms.
By Matthew Pennington and Sam Kim The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The United States called May 3 for North Korea to grant amnesty and immediately release a Korean American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state.