While demanding an end to many tax breaks, Republican presidential candidates have been reluctant to do much about the biggest one of all: the mortgage interest deduction, which saps tens of billions of dollars from the federal Treasury every year.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left the door open Monday to supporting calls to grant statehood to Washington, D.C., but said that adding more voting members to Congress likely won’t help the body run any smoother.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that his re-election last year is proof that Republicans can support “amnesty” for illegal immigrants without losing their jobs.
DNC vice chair disinvited from Democratic debate: This reminds me of ‘how high school teenagers act’
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the committee disinvited her from the first Democratic presidential debate after she publicly called for more face-offs.
The Obama administration is distancing itself from one of the biggest failures in the war on terrorism: the collapse of its $590 million program to train and equip Syrian opposition forces to fight the Islamic State’s terrorist army.
The Hillary Rodham Clinton that enters Tuesday’s kickoff Democratic presidential campaign looks markedly different from the one that ran for president in 2008, as she chases the liberal voters that have come to dominate her party’s nomination process with a leftward drift.
Even Planned Parenthood supporters and customers are shocked when they view the undercover videos showing organization officials negotiating the sale of aborted fetal tissue, according to a series of focus groups whose findings were shared with The Washington Times.
President Obama is expected to highlight this week’s U.S. visit by South Korean President Park Geun-hye as an example of the rock-solid alliance between Washington and Seoul — but a range of sticky issues will lurk in the backdrop behind Ms. Park’s visit to the White House at week’s end.
With Rep. Paul Ryan yet to announce a bid for House speaker, and facing the possibility of a drawn-out, bruising free-for-all, conservative activists and some lawmakers are floating Rep. Marsha Blackburn as a possible unity candidate.
Even the host network is curious: CNN is watching to see if any Democratic presidential hopefuls will have a magic “Fiorina moment” on the glittering debate podium on Tuesday night under glaring lights and witnessed by millions.
On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, President Obama is downplaying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business, saying she made a “mistake” but didn’t endanger national security.
When the candidates meet on stage for the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday, the elephant in the room will be the email scandal looming over front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton that will tempt her rivals to broach an issue that they so far have avoided, but which remains the biggest vulnerability for her with voters.
The Republican National Committee on Monday debuted a new TV ad highlighting ongoing federal investigations into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email practices and potential mishandling of classified material as secretary of state.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal continued his criticism of the pro-gun-control father of the Umpqua Community College mass shooter, saying he has “no right” to be lecturing the rest of the country on responsibility.
After spending several months drafting behind Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz appears to be making his move to escape the billionaire businessman’s wake and try to capture his loyal supporters in the GOP presidential nomination contest, putting the first chinks in the unusual alliance that had developed between the two candidates.