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Republican Santorum will announce decision on presidential run on May 27 06 May 2015

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania told Fox News on Wednesday he will announce on May 27 whether he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis running for U.S. Senate

TAMPA, Fla. - Republican U.S. Representative Ron DeSantis said on Wednesday he will seek the Senate seat held by Marco Rubio, who is forgoing a re-election bid to run for the Republican presidential nomination.

06 May 2015
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Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense at U.S. summit

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is expected to make a renewed U.S. push next week to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense system to guard against Iranian missiles as he seeks to allay their anxieties over any nuclear deal with Tehran, according to U.S. sources.

World, Aerospace & Defense, 06 May 2015

Former U.S. House Speaker Wright, who quit in scandal, dies at 92

WASHINGTON - Jim Wright, a Texas Democrat fond of hardball politics who quit as U.S. House of Representatives speaker amid accusations of financial impropriety and decried the "mindless cannibalism" of his colleagues, died on Wednesday at age 92.

U.S. 06 May 2015

Illinois House rejects major piece of governor's budget

CHICAGO - Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to slash healthcare spending in the upcoming state budget failed to attract a single affirmative vote in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday.

06 May 2015