Politics

  1. Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants as Republicans flock to conservative confab in Iowa
    Jon Ward

    Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants as Republicans flock to conservative confab in Iowa

  2. Harry Reid speaks out against Obama’s trade plan
    Meredith Shiner

    Harry Reid speaks out against Obama’s trade plan

  3. Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during controversial U.S. visit
    Olivier Knox

    Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during controversial U.S. visit

  4. Orrin Hatch is the happiest senator in Washington
    Jon Ward

    Orrin Hatch is the happiest senator in Washington

  5. President Obama's SOTU 'sick burn' lights up Twitter
    Dylan Stableford

    President Obama's SOTU 'sick burn' lights up Twitter

  6. Rubio tries to separate from the GOP pack as he mulls White House run
    Meredith Shiner

    Rubio tries to separate from the GOP pack as he mulls White House run

  7. Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to fall asleep during State of the Union
    Dylan Stableford

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to fall asleep during State of the Union

  8. Obama declares victory, way too late
    Matt Bai

    Obama declares victory, way too late

  9. Some Republicans see areas of common ground in Obama's speech
    Meredith Shiner

    Some Republicans see areas of common ground in Obama's speech

  10. Rand Paul rebuttal: America is 'adrift'
    Liz Goodwin

    Rand Paul rebuttal: America is 'adrift'

  • New Jersey governor Christie takes step toward White House bid

    (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. The political action committee, or PAC, called Leadership Matters for America, is the clearest sign…

    Reuters
  • Iowa governor taken to hospital, conscious and alert: office

    Six-term Iowa Governor Terry Branstad fell ill on Monday at an event in Johnston, Iowa, and was taken by ambulance conscious and alert to a Des Moines hospital, the governor's office said. He fell ill later at an event at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, about 9 miles northwest of Des Moines. "During…

    Reuters
  • U.S. appeals court upholds conviction of Reid fundraiser

    (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in San Francisco on Monday upheld the conviction of a lobbyist found guilty in 2013 of trying to get around federal campaign contribution limits in order to raise money for Democratic Senator Harry Reid of Nevada. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

    Reuters19 mins ago
  • Jeb Bush speaks up for immigrants as Republicans flock to conservative confab in Iowa

    “We’re not going to win votes … unless we can lay out a hopeful optimistic message,” paired with specific policy ideas that voters believe “can actually happen,” Bush said. “Hope and a positive agenda wins out over an angry reaction, every day of the week. And the message should be about what the…

    Yahoo News
  • Middle East roiled by Yemen chaos and Saudi succession

    Ali Soufan, president of the Soufan Group, an international security firm, was for years one of the FBI’s chief experts on al-Qaida and two of its traditional power bases, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. On Thursday, after Houthi rebels forced the resignation of Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi,…

    Yahoo News
  • Harry Reid speaks out against Obama’s trade plan

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Thursday threw cold water on President Barack Obama’s plans to pursue trade agreements in 2015, one of the few points of bipartisan interest from his State of the Union address earlier this week.

    Yahoo News
  • Obama won't meet with Netanyahu during controversial U.S. visit

    President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his controversial March 3 visit to Washington, the White House announced, saying the trip will be too close to the Israeli elections.

    Yahoo News
  • Orrin Hatch is the happiest senator in Washington

    The longest-serving Republican senator talks about his role as the Senate's bipartisan mediator and his friendship with Elizabeth Warren.

    Yahoo News
  • Rand Paul on Possible Mitt Romney Run: 'No, No, No, No'

    Though sources close to Mitt Romney recently announced he’s once again “thinking about” another bid for the White House, at least one of Romney's GOP colleagues thinks Ann Romney had the right idea. “I’m with Ann Romney on this one: No, no, no, no, never,” Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told ABC News'…

    ABC News
  • My Bro Modi: President Obama’s Unlikely Friendship With a Right-Wing Hindu

    If there’s an Indian equivalent of President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narenda Modi just might be it. And it comes in spite of the fact that Modi is a right-wing Hindu extremist. They have views about India being a country only for Hindus,” said Milan Vaishnav, a leading India analyst with the…

    ABC News
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the West regardless of rising economic costs, as Standard & Poor's rating agency downgraded Russia's credit rating to junk.

    Associated Press45 mins ago
  • Conviction upheld over contributions to Sen. Harry Reid

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction of a former Nevada lobbyist accused of making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid's 2010 reelection campaign.

    Associated Press48 mins ago
  • Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said Monday.

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • Health insurers watch profits soar as they dump small business customers

    Commentary: profits soar while they dump small business customers.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Obama's EPA breaks pledge to divorce politics from science on toxic chemicals

    To the delight of industry, the EPA is completing fewer chemical assessments than ever before.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Romney's top fundraisers consider bailing

    As the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee considers another bid, Jeb Bush and other 2016 hopefuls try to poach top fundraisers.

    Center for Public Integrity