Politics

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

    Mitt Romney says he will not make 2016 White House bid

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

    Texas lawmaker under fire for Facebook post on Muslim Capitol Day

  3. Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform
    Liz Goodwin

    Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform

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

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

  6. 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?

  7. Government worker who crashed drone on White House grounds was drinking: Report
    Michael Walsh

    Government worker who crashed drone on White House grounds was drinking: Report

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

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

  • Republican Romney opts out of a 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…

    Reuters21 mins ago
  • Biden urges Democrats to take credit for stimulus, U.S. recovery

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned House of Representative Democrats on Friday that Republicans are trying to take credit for a strengthening economy and urged his party to tout the stimulus, auto bailouts and health care reforms engineered by the Obama administration. Biden, speaking at a…

    Reuters
  • Argentina slams senator concerned over lawyer's death

    By Richard Lough BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina on Friday lashed out at a U.S. Republican senator who expressed doubts about the government's ability to conduct a credible investigation into the mysterious death of a prominent local prosecutor. Cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich accused Florida…

    Reuters
  • Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday. Kerry was in Saudi Arabia with President…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Unlikely bedfellows unite on criminal justice reform

    Only one issue in Washington right now could bring together the Koch brothers’ top lawyer, an environmental activist, the former head of the NRA and Sen. Al Franken. Criminal justice reform.

    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
  • Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel — an archenemy of Iran — to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.

    Associated Press34 mins ago
  • 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 Press34 mins ago
  • Kerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government as Ukrainian troops fight pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

    Associated Press38 mins ago
  • 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