Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged to the No. 2 spot in the GOP field, overtaking former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and, combined with front-running businessman Donald Trump, gives outsiders a firm grip atop the Republican presidential race.
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Obama praised the recovery of New Orleans Thursday and said he had kept his promise to help the city rebuild.
The White House said Thursday that President Obama is giving Vice President Joseph R. Biden all the time he needs to make the “intensely personal” decision of whether to challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Eric Cantor will be named as one of Jeb Bush’s three co-chairs in Virginia, marking a high-profile return to the national political scene for the former House majority leader who lost his seat in stunning fashion during last year’s primary election.
The chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday demanded the Obama administration explain why it allowed Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the only Secretary of State in more than a half-century without a permanent independent watchdog to police conduct inside the department.
American voters are hard to please. Or maybe they’re just annoyed, or have early onset election fatigue. Consider that 1,653 likely U.S. voters were asked by Quinnipiac University to describe Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush in the single word of their choice — and their choices were less than sterling.
Ted Cruz spent more than two years using his seat in the Senate to fight the Republican establishment on behalf of conservative principles, often enduring the scorn of his own party’s brass. Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and reality TV star who hasn’t spent a second in public office, just started his national tour bashing the political elite in Washington two months ago.
President Obama will host a meeting with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Sept. 4, the White House said Thursday.
Vice presidents who seek the presidency can have a long road, says some new historical research from the University of Minnesota. Even with a wave of initial good will at his back for a 2016 campaign, Vice President Joe Biden would face long historical odds in winning the White House from his current political perch.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump says he understands polling results, like on a question in a survey released Thursday, that show him receiving the most votes on the question of who GOP voters say they will definitely not support for the 2016 GOP nomination.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in the wake of Wednesday morning’s shooting deaths on live TV of a reporter and videographer in Virginia that it isn’t a gun problem but a “mental problem.”
President Obama is giving Vice President Joseph R. Biden space to make a decision about his own presidential run, but the latest poll numbers have to be encouraging, showing him doing better than Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton in matchups with Republicans.