Political committees affiliated with potential GOP presidential contenders were filing end-of-year fundraising reports ahead of a Jan. 31 deadline, as presidential hopefuls start making serious moves and laying groundwork for their possible runs heading into the 2016 cycle.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that ordinary Americans are tired of the heavy hand of Washington and are yearning for elected leaders to take a “fresh” bottom-up approach to governance that empowers states and localities.
After three days of plotting political strategy and a fiery pep talk by President Obama, House Democrats left their annual conference here Friday supercharged for a fight with the Republican-run Congress and boasting about winning back the majority in 2016.
Despite a national debt over $18 trillion, President Obama said Saturday the nation can afford the major spending increases he’ll put forward in his fiscal year 2016 budget, due out Monday.
The Obama administration insisted Friday that the Taliban terrorists swapped for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl do not pose a threat to the U.S.
President Obama on Friday signed an executive director requiring all roads, buildings and other pieces of infrastructure paid for with federal money to be built in areas with less risk of flooding.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Friday warned House Democrats not to let Republicans take credit for the economic recovery, saying the GOP were having an “epiphany” about the uptick.
Pledging that the U.S. will lead the next revolution in medicine, President Obama on Friday laid out a key component of his fiscal year 2016 budget — a $215 million government investment into “precision medicine.”
Former Sen. Jim Webb, Virginia Democrat and a possible candidate for president in 2016, says his party needs to return to a focus on providing people who don’t have a voice with access to those in power, including white, working-class people.
The intelligence community gathered no specific evidence of an impending genocide in Libya in spring 2011, undercutting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s primary argument for using the U.S. military to remove Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power, an event that has left his country in chaos, according to officials with direct knowledge of the dispute.
Before Mitt Romney announced Friday he wouldn’t run for president in 2016, he had indicated fighting poverty would be a centerpiece of his would-be campaign — and the White House wants other Republicans to follow the former Massachusetts governor’s lead.
The chairman of the Republican Party of Texas is stepping down in early March to join Sen. Rand Paul’s political operation as the Kentucky Republican makes moves ahead of a possible 2016 presidential run.