Politics

  1. New poll finds most Americans want government to fight climate change
    Caitlin Dickson

    New poll finds most Americans want government to fight climate change

  2. Mitt Romney says he will not make 2016 White House bid
    Jon Ward

    Mitt Romney says he will not make 2016 White House bid

  3. Texas lawmaker under fire for Facebook post on Muslim Capitol Day
    Dylan Stableford

    Texas lawmaker under fire for Facebook post on Muslim Capitol Day

  4. Near-brawl breaks out at city council meeting to heal wounds between police and public after Ferguson unrest
    Dylan Stableford

    Near-brawl breaks out at city council meeting to heal wounds between police and public after Ferguson unrest

  5. Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform
    Liz Goodwin

    Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform

  6. If Hillary Clinton becomes president, Bill wants to be called 'Adam'
    Caitlin Dickson

    If Hillary Clinton becomes president, Bill wants to be called 'Adam'

  7. After sparring with 2 Chainz, Nancy Grace debates pot with Dr. Drew
    Dylan Stableford

    After sparring with 2 Chainz, Nancy Grace debates pot with Dr. Drew

  8. Sajida al-Rishawi: Who is the failed suicide bomber IS wants in prisoner exchange?
    Michael Walsh

    Sajida al-Rishawi: Who is the failed suicide bomber IS wants in prisoner exchange?

  9. Hillary Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, panel’s ranking Dem says
    Dylan Stableford

    Hillary Clinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, panel’s ranking Dem says

  10. Bucking Obama, senior Democrat seeks limits on war against Islamic State
    Olivier Knox

    Bucking Obama, senior Democrat seeks limits on war against Islamic State

  • Republican Romney opts out of 2016 run for president

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, telling supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House. Romney's decision helps clarify an emerging…

    Reuters
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  • U.S. ground troops could be needed in Iraq: Chuck Hagel

    Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview on Friday the United States might eventually need to send non-combat ground troops to Iraq to help turn back Islamic State forces. Hagel, who announced his resignation under pressure in November, told CNN all options must be considered in…

    Reuters
  • Latinos delay California U.S. Senate nods as ex-LA mayor mulls run

    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's ethnic mix is well represented among the high-powered supporters being lined up by Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris in her bid to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate - with the notable exception of Latinos. Two weeks…

    Reuters
  • After controversy, Oregon governor says no policy role for fiancée

    By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber said on Friday his fiancée will no longer have a policy role in his office amid controversy over whether her consulting work posed a conflict of interest with her position as an unpaid adviser. The move came…

    Reuters
  • New poll finds most Americans want government to fight climate change

    According to a new poll by The New York Times, Stanford University and the nonpartisan research group Resources for the Future, most voters don’t want a candidate who thinks global warming is a hoax.

    Yahoo News
  • Texas lawmaker under fire for Facebook post on Muslim Capitol Day

    A newly-elected Texas state lawmaker is under fire for a divisive Facebook post asking Muslim visitors to an event at the state capitol in Austin to pledge allegiance to the United States.

    Yahoo News
  • Near-brawl breaks out at city council meeting to heal wounds between police and public after Ferguson unrest

    A city council meeting in St. Louis turned ugly Wednesday night when the manager of the city's police union got into an altercation with attendees he described as "anti-police radicals."

    Yahoo News
  • Jeb and the myth of the Sister Souljah moment

    Contrary to what people say, there’s really no such thing as a “Sister Souljah moment” unless a political candidate has spent a good bit of time making the argument that underlies it first.

    Yahoo News
  • Taliban Are Not Terrorists, or So Says the White House

    Semantics aside, the Taliban is suspected in multiple attacks over just the last 48 hours that have killed more than 30 people, including a suicide bombing attack on a funeral in Afghanistan today that killed 16 and wounded 39. The issue has come up because the White House insisted on Wednesday…

    ABC News
  • Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban

    A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. The legislation, titled “The Freedom…

    ABC News
  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year.

    Associated Press
  • US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

    DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.

    Associated Press
  • Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the budget.

    Associated Press
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker previews likely White House theme

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign.

    Associated Press
  • Deadbeat politicos outrun federal enforcers

    Sharpton, Gingrich committees among dozens that owe taxpayers money.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Senate transparency push gets new GOP allies

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers will soon introduce a bill requiring Senate candidates to electronically file campaign finance documents.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Republican bills take aim at EPA science, rulemaking

    Already limited in its ability to evaluate toxic chemicals, the EPA is targeted by Republican legislation the White House pledges to veto.

    Center for Public Integrity