The Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is opposed by both leading candidates, is a key element of President Obama’s effort to increase US engagement with the Pacific region and help offset China’s rising influence.
Civil rights leader Al Sharpton also discussed Thursday whom Democrats could turn to if their presidential front-runner, Hillary Clinton, were indicted.
The stance by Michigan Rep. Sander Levin will make it harder for the White House to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership approved by Congress before President Obama leaves office.
Rep. Adam Schiff on Tuesday sized up US operations in that country, as well as the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Libya.
Denis McDonough, the top-ranking White House staffer, also on Wednesday had kudos for Nikki Haley, who delivered the GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union address.
It plans a huge financial push in 2016 to fill that gap with moderate, business-friendly Republicans.
Pope Francis has spoken out on capitalism, the death penalty, global warming, and migrants' rights. But he is not coming to D.C. this month to participate in politics, the Archbishop of Washington said.
Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican in the US Senate to vote against the Iraq War. Now running for president as a Democrat, he calls Hillary Clinton's vote for the war in 2002 'a colossal lapse in judgment.'
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum ranks No. 11 in early polling for the Republican primaries. For the first GOP debate, only the top 10 candidates will be invited to the prime-time portion.
The US Export-Import Bank's ability to make new loans is set to expire June 30. Conservative Republicans oppose reauthorization, saying, among other things, that the private sector could fulfill the bank's role.
Rep. Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday assessed the vulnerabilities of US civilian aviation.
Rep. Sander Levin expressed concern Thursday over secrecy and insufficient worker protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal with 11 other Pacific Rim nations.
Senior White House official says Senator McConnell's plea to governors to refuse to submit compliance plans to the EPA on coal-fired power plants is 'way outside the bounds of the position that he was elected to.'
President Obama's chief economist told reporters at a Monitor-hosted breakfast that 'three broad trends' will largely dictate the course of the US economy in 2015.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal dismisses the idea of limiting the number of Republican primary debates as a push for a less-conservative GOP presidential candidate.