WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators extricated themselves Tuesday from a partisan dispute over abortion that had stood in her way.
MONTICELLO, Iowa — Hillary Rodham Clinton declared herself a “champion” for struggling families Tuesday, offering a full-throated embrace of economic and good-government policies promoted by liberal Democrats at the first formal event of her young presidential campaign.
CHICAGO — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign will center on boosting economic security for the middle class and expanding opportunities for working families, while casting the former senator and secretary of state as a “tenacious fighter” able to get results, two senior advisers said Saturday.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama had some simple advice for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the days before the launch of her presidential campaign. “If she’s her wonderful self, I’m sure she’s going to do great,” he said.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative challenge both to Washington and his fellow Republicans, cataloging a lengthy list of what ails America and pledging to “take our country back.”
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state’s biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.
The Lincoln Park Town Council voted last week not only to fire its town manager, Nathaniel Parker, and town attorney, Rider Scott, but also to abolish an agreement that would move the town’s limits north of the mobile home park where all of the town residents are currently living.
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he’s retiring next year.
Campaigning once again for mayor of Oak Point is the last thing that Duane Olson wanted to do. He’d already served as mayor from 2003 to 2007 and 2009 to 2011, and running against the current mayor, Jim Wohletz, wasn’t his intention when he passed the mayoral duties on to him.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner is heading to Israel as already strained relations between the White House and newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new low this week.
HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing.
WASHINGTON — Among the many thousands of emails Jeb Bush received as Florida governor are a string of notes from campaign donors asking favors and making suggestions.
UNITED NATIONS — Confronting a growing political furor, Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded Tuesday it was a mistake to exclusively use private email as secretary of state, but she defiantly rejected accusations that she created a security risk or violated the law. She also defended getting rid of tens of thousands of personal emails.
NEWARK, N.J. — Amid a federal investigation, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez insists he has always been honest in his more than 20 years in Congress and says he is “not going anywhere” even as a person familiar with the matter says he’s expected to face criminal charges soon.
AUSTIN — Nearly 180 years after Mexican soldiers surrounded the Alamo, state Sen. Donna Campbell worries another invading foreign force may be closing in on the historic outpost.
WASHINGTON — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.
Another candidate has filed for Denton City Council in the waning days of the May 9 election filing period. Longtime resident Keely Gilchriest-Briggs, 34, a stay-at-home mother, filed for District 2. Incumbent John Ryan first ran and won the office last year, finishing an unexpired term.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday if she decides to seek the White House again she would seek to bring Republicans from red states and Democrats in blue states into a “nice, warm, purple space” that would encourage problem-solving.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has hired top lawyers and public relations experts in the wake of recent questions surrounding his travel and entertainment expenses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks. Long-held positions can look different under the glare of the national spotlight.
WASHINGTON — Promising to help America’s middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the working poor.
WASHINGTON — After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care.
Energy industry supporters spent more than $500,000 in the final days of an unsuccessful $1.1 million campaign to defeat Denton’s ban on fracking, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.
.DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A shake-out among fiery conservatives with White House ambitions was always a sure thing. Now it appears the competition among the more establishment-minded GOP candidates for president will end up just as fierce.