U.S. officials plan a “major announcement” Monday on expanding defense cooperation with Japan, White Houses aides said Friday.
A day after revealing an innocent American hostage was killed in a January drone strike on an al Qaeda compound, President Obama said Friday that he welcomes a debate over U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism practices.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas signed the influential Americans for Tax Reforms’ pledge not to raise taxes if elected president in the 2016 election.
Nine Republican presidential hopefuls will not be among the 3,000-ish guests at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the nation’s capital. They have a different calling on Saturday. Though politically attuned to every opportunity, this group will be in Waukee, Iowa, at the Point of Grace church — talking up the big topics at the 15th annual Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “kick-off” voter outreach.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is calling on President Obama to make a proposed trade deal with Pacific Rim nations public before Congress decides whether to press forward on it.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas wants former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to return all donations made by foreign governments to the Clinton Foundation.
House Speaker John A. Boehner hinted this week that there could be a new sheriff in town in relatively short order.
Former Massachusetts Gov. and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that a report of donations to the Clinton Foundation linked to a deal involving Russian uranium interests “looks like bribery.”
Five Senate Republicans voted with Democrats Thursday to reject Sen. David Vitter’s attempt to subpoena the D.C. health exchange, dealing a blow to his one-man probe into why Congress is allowed to use the city’s small-business health program although it employs thousands.
Sen. Marco Rubio has jumped out to take a slim lead in a new national poll on the 2016 GOP field — the second poll released this week showing the Florida Republican out in front.
The White House struggled Thursday to fend off a barrage of questions about foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, including reports of donations linked to a deal that helped Russia nearly corner the world uranium market with State Department approval.
Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the new attorney general Thursday, surviving a deeply partisan vote that reflected Republicans’ anger at President Obama more than worry over Ms. Lynch, who will be the first black woman to hold the top law enforcement post.