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Sarah Palin says she's 'seriously' considering a run in 2016. But she hasn't hired staff or raised big bucks, and an Iowa speech raises questions about whether she is serious.
There was no danger this time. But, like the spate of fence jumpers that troubled the White House last fall, the drone intrusion could indicate a security vulnerability.
President Obama has vowed to protect Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, something the Republican-led Congress is likely to oppose. The move offers further evidence of how Mr. Obama is approaching the final two years of his presidency.
The Iowa Freedom Summit Saturday was a platform for conservatives considering a run for president, and Donald Trump was on the attack. It hinted at what lies ahead.
President Obama sat for interviews Thursday with three YouTube stars, including GloZell, who is best known for getting in a tub with cereal and milk. Conservative media jumped on Obama for demeaning his office.
A group of more-moderate House Republicans, tired of Congress's tendency to hold show votes that amount to little, stood up to an antiabortion bill seen as too extreme.
A new poll shows two pluses for Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential race: her gender and her husband's presidency. Jeb Bush is hurt by his family legacy; Mitt Romney loses ground over failed 2012 bid.
Republicans are putting forward a new bill that suggests they're more open to defending principles of 'net neutrality.' But the details are giving critics pause.
For Republicans, having freshman Sen. Joni Ernst deliver their response to President Obama's State of the Union speech made a lot of sense, and she did a workmanlike job.
The speech, in which President Obama laid out an agenda topped by free community college and tax breaks for parents and the middle class, was a consummate display of political bravado.
The first incoming senator to deliver the State of the Union rebuttal in the first month in office has both tea party and GOP backing and is the first female senator with combat experience.
President Obama faces solid Republican opposition in the Capitol Tuesday night in his sixth State of the Union address. In a way, that frees him to go for broke in his proposals.
More than 20 guests will sit with Michelle Obama while her husband, President Obama, delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night. The guests offer clues to the content of his speech.
House Speaker John Boehner and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell are heading the first GOP-controlled Congress since 2006. Some see the pair as having the most important relationship in Washington in the next two years.
President Obama signed a memorandum Thursday granting paid leave for federal workers after the birth of a child. But the rest of what he wants requires Congress to pass legislation.
House Republicans voted to defund Obama's executive action on immigration. But the effort is likely to fail in the Senate, and a path to piecemeal immigration reform might remain.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has jumped on the Obamas for letting their daughters listen to Beyoncé, who he describes has having gone 'X-rated.' But critics observe that Huckabee's music tastes veer toward the sexually explicit, too.
Mitch McConnell, the new Senate majority leader, says he wants to use a bipartisan bill that approves the Keystone pipeline to prove the Senate can be a chamber of open debate. A look at the politician’s past may hint at what happens next.
Record numbers of American voters are rejecting both major political parties – Democrat and Republican. Instead, according to new poll findings, they’re registering to vote as Independents in increasing numbers.
David Petraeus, the distinguished US Army general and former CIA director might have been headed for high political office. But an extramarital affair tarnished his reputation, and now federal prosecutors are considering whether to bring criminal charges against him over the handling of classified information.
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