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Obama knocks Huckabee, Trump for slide in Republican rhetoric 27 Jul 2015

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. President Barack Obama criticized Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump on Monday for their blunt rhetoric about the Iran nuclear agreement and other issues, saying it was damaging to political debate.

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Koch Brothers' political group struggles in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nonprofit organization they founded and continue to support, achieved a 95 percent success rate in the 2014 election races where it spent money.

27 Jul 2015
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Republican leader says party candidates shouldn't run as independents

WASHINGTON - The head of the Republican Party said on Monday party candidates running for the White House in 2016 should vow not to run as independents, a move that could give Democrats the edge in the presidential race.

27 Jul 2015
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Obama says yet to hear good argument against Iran nuclear deal

ADDIS ABABA - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday said he was yet to hear a strong factual argument against a nuclear deal with Iran and criticized rhetoric about the agreement from some leading members of the Republican party.

World, 27 Jul 2015

Senate votes to attach trade bank revival to transport bill

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate voted on Monday to attach a renewal of the Export-Import Bank's charter to a multi-year transportation funding bill now making its way through the chamber.

27 Jul 2015