Paul Ryan bows out of 2016 Presidential race

Paul Ryan bows out of 2016 Presidential race

The GOP’s crowded 2016 presidential field has shifted sharply, with Paul Ryan, the party’s last vice presidential nominee, bowing out, two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marching toward his third campaign and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepping closer to his first. The developments came as Republican officials from across the nation prepare to gather in […]

Obama admits error in not attending Paris anti-terror rally

Obama admits error in not attending Paris anti-terror rally

In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have joined dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror rally in Paris. While leaders from Europe, the Middle East and Africa linked arms for Sunday’s march through the boulevards of Paris, the United States was […]

South Dakota’s gay marriage ban bites the dust

South Dakota’s gay marriage ban bites the dust

A federal judge in South Dakota has ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, but the decision doesn’t mean gay couples can immediately wed. Some questions and answers about the decision Monday: ___ Q: WHAT’S THE GIST OF THE LAWSUIT? A: Six same-sex couples filed the federal complaint in May in Sioux Falls challenging […]

Obama goes bullish on economic messages

Obama goes bullish on economic messages

For most of last year, President Barack Obama tempered his pitch on the economy: It may be improving, he would say, but millions of Americans had yet to benefit from the rebound. But now that caveat is gone, replaced by a bullish new message as Obama marches into his second-to-last year. “American resurgence is real,” […]

Yes, Romney considers another White House run

Yes, Romney considers another White House run

In a move that surprised his most loyal supporters and former staff, Mitt Romney told several donors Friday he’s seriously considering a third run for the White House — a dramatic shift for the last Republican presidential nominee after months of insisting his career in politics is over. Yet should Romney follow through and enter […]

Petraeus may face criminal charges

Petraeus may face criminal charges

The Justice Department is weighing bringing criminal charges against former CIA Director David Petraeus over the handling of classified information, a U.S. official said Friday night. Investigators have presented senior-level Justice Department officials such as Attorney General Eric Holder with information on the case to help inform a decision on charging the former four-star general, […]

Obama facing decision time on Keystone XL pipeline

Obama facing decision time on Keystone XL pipeline

Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama’s lap. So loath is Obama to making a decision about the proposed oil pipeline that deliberations have entered their sixth year — a period nearly as long as Obama’s time in […]

Missouri leaders wanted Ferguson chief to resign

Missouri leaders wanted Ferguson chief to resign

Some of Missouri’s top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III told The Associated Press on Friday that top state officials had several meetings where they applied pressure […]

Showdown coming on Obama’s immigration actions

Showdown coming on Obama’s immigration actions

House Republicans plan to vote next week to block spending for President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, setting up a potentially explosive showdown with no certain outcome. The vote will come as the House considers legislation to keep the Department of Homeland Security running past February. Lawmakers said the goal is to keep the […]

House set to approve Keystone Pipeline XL bill

House set to approve Keystone Pipeline XL bill

House Republicans are on track to easily pass legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, moving the GOP-led Congress closer to a clash with President Barack Obama. Friday’s vote will be the 10th time since July 2011 that the House has voted on legislation advancing the pipeline, and the outcome is […]

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