While prostitution is legal and prevalent in Cartagena, the city has a much more complex and appealing reputation as well. It's a World Heritage site, with ancient colonial buildings and a jumping off point for a family and adventure tours as well. Locals say that's being overlooked since the Secret Service prostitution scandal there.
The Secret Service is under fire because of allegations that 11 of its agents caroused with prostitutes immediately before President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia earlier this month. Now comes word of a similar incident in El Salvador in 2011 and other questionable incidents in Argentina and Russia last decade.
President Barack Obama says preventing atrocities and violence globally is a core national security interest of the United States -- something that will be an emphasis of his foreign policy going forward. He outlined his previous commitment and new steps in a meeting at the Holocaust Museum.
President Barack Obama is trying to tackle high gas prices by targeting what he says is oil price inflation caused by speculators and market manipulators. Republican are calling it a political gimmick, oil experts say the reason for high prices is high global demand.
A group of 11 Secret Service agents are on a paid suspension while the agency investigates allegations of excessive drinking and prostitution while the agents were in Colombia in advance of President Barack Obama's trip there for the Summit of the Americas.
As the U.S. Supreme Court debates the Affordable Healthcare Act, there's a growing discussion about the level of political heat that may come down, no matter what the decision is.
Cushing, Okla., is known to some as the pipeline intersection for the world. It's there where President Barack Obama traveled on Thursday to pledge his support for building the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, to get oil from Cushing to the Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
President Barack Obama's energy policy is described by his energy as an all-of-the-above policy, but by his critics as more of a none-of-the-above. This week, Obama is visiting four states to defend his plan as his re-election bid looms.
With the NCAA Tournament underway, and the first big games just hours away on Thursday, students at Harvard are in the grips of March Madness for the first time in more than six decades. Harvard last made the NCAA Tournament in 1946.
In a bit of domestic and global political theatre, President Barack Obama brought British Prime Minister David Cameron to Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday night to watch the opening game of the NCAA Tournament.