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. Middle East roiled by Yemen chaos and Saudi succession
    Michael Isikoff

    Middle East roiled by Yemen chaos and Saudi succession

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

    Harry Reid speaks out against Obama’s trade plan

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

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

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

    Orrin Hatch is the happiest senator in Washington

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

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

  9. Obama declares victory, way too late
    Matt Bai

    Obama declares victory, way too late

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

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

  • Obama to bolster crucial Saudi alliance amid Mideast unrest

    By Roberta Rampton RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay his respects after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a U.S.-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security. Deputy National…

    Reuters
  • Top U.S. trade official urges Congress to back trade agenda

    The top U.S. trade official urged Congress to back the administration's trade agenda on Tuesday and said an ambitious Pacific trade pact is nearing completion. In remarks prepared for delivery to key congressional committees, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the administration looked…

    Reuters
  • On climate change, 'not a scientist' not enough for some U.S. Republicans

    By Valerie Volcovici and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. "We have expanded our economy while protecting our…

    Reuters
  • In parting shot, Obama prods India on religious freedom

    By Frank Jack Daniel and Roberta Rampton NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country with a history of strife between Hindus and minorities. …

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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
  • Greek bailout critic named new finance minister

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek economist and outspoken bailout critic has been named as finance minister in the country's new left-wing government.

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects Tuesday following…

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Push for gay protections in Idaho stirs emotional debate

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts before responding to a question in a room packed with supporters of religious freedom and hundreds of gay rights advocates.

    Associated Press38 mins ago
  • Obama leads US dignitaries paying respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is leading a high-level delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects following King Abdullah's death and to take measure of the kingdom's new monarch.

    Associated Press
  • 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