Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson told his local newspapers Tuesday he'll vote to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress, breaking ranks with the rest of his party, which has generally closed lines around the embattled attorney general.
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President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the three battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, where voters approve of the president's new immigration policy and rate the candidates about even on handling the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
A group of Republican senators is pressing Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to immediately appoint an independent special counsel to investigate what they called an "avalanche" of national security leaks.
President Obama, on a two-day fundraising trip including stops in Georgia and Florida, will fly over the region being flooded by Tropical Storm Debby but probably won't see the devastation on the ground from his windows on Air Force One.
President Obama needled baseball fans in Boston Monday night — and his attempt at humor at the expense of rabid local Red Sox partisans didn't exactly hit it out of the park.
In a stunning admission, President Obama — who analysts had originally thought would be history's first $1 billion presidential candidate — told donors on Tuesday he will be outspent by Republicans in this year's election.
Showing concern over President Obama's recent gaffe that the private sector was "doing fine," the Obama campaign released a new ad Monday in nine battleground states reinforcing the president's belief that more needs to be done to improve the economy.
A new USA Today-Gallup poll shows that President Obama holds a big lead among Hispanic voters in his general election matchup against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — and that unemployment and economic growth, not immigration, remain the top issues for these voters.
President Obama on Friday accused Mitt Romney of overseeing businesses that sent jobs overseas when he ran Bain Capital — the private equity firm that helped build the credentials Mr. Romney said make him the right man to rebuild the U.S. economy.
A new poll of Michigan voters suggests President Obama's new deportation halt for young illegal immigrants hurts him slightly more than it helps him in a state that is suddenly seen as in play in November's elections.
First lady Michelle Obama will lead a presidential delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games in London next month, the White House announced Friday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday his state's economy is booming — a message the Romney campaign is reluctant to hear — but said the way he achieved that was through cutting taxes and slashing red tape.
Nearly two-thirds of insurance executives believe that most small businesses won't offer their employees health coverage when President Obama's health care law is fully in effect five years from now.
Pivoting away from negative messages about Mitt Romney's record in business and as Massachusetts governor, the Obama campaign Thursday released the first in a series of TV ads that will focus on the positive — his commitment to women and families.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said President Obama's use of executive privilege in his administration's refusal to turn over documents regarding the "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation is proof the White House is involved in a cover-up.