Politics Headlines

Sat, Jan 24 2015

Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa

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DES MOINES - Potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 jockeyed for support from conservatives in the early voting state of Iowa on Saturday, and some raised doubts about the prospects for party front runners Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.

24 Jan 2015

Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy

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JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

World, Israel 10:21am EST

Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence before presidential vote

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LAGOS - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria on Sunday to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election, amid concerns that post-poll violence could undermine the fight against Boko Haram militants.

World, Africa 11:10am EST

Fri, Jan 23 2015

Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

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WASHINGTON - When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership." | Video

Israel 23 Jan 2015

Romney senior advisers meet in Boston to discuss 2016: source

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DES MOINES - Republican Mitt Romney's senior advisers met in Boston on Friday as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee considers mounting a third run for the White House in 2016, said a person familiar with the event.

23 Jan 2015

U.S. Senate's Hatch sees support for tax reform

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate's top tax law writer sounded determined on Friday about pursuing comprehensive tax reform, though this is viewed as unlikely by most analysts.

23 Jan 2015

Democrats set 2016 nominating convention for week of July 25

WASHINGTON - The Democratic Party will meet the week of July 25 next year to nominate its 2016 presidential contender, gathering one week after Republicans convene to pick their White House candidate.

23 Jan 2015

Virginia ex-governor's law license suspended after corruption conviction

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RICHMOND, Va. - A disciplinary board of the Virginia State Bar said on Friday it had suspended the law license of former Governor Robert McDonnell after his conviction on 11 felony federal corruption charges.

U.S. 23 Jan 2015

Prosecutor urges reform after charging NY speaker with corruption

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NEW YORK - The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said on Friday he hoped that criminal charges brought against New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver would mark a "turning point for reform" to stop rampant corruption in the state's capital.

U.S. 23 Jan 2015

Republican Senator Marco Rubio preparing for 2016 run: ABC

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is preparing to launch a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, signing on a prominent fundraiser and planning trips to early voting states, a Rubio adviser said on Friday.

23 Jan 2015
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.