Politics

Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare a Winner for Dems in 2016

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that the Affordable Care Act looms as a political winner for her party this fall, despite ceaseless Republican attacks and fear among her rank and file that their re-election may be at risk because of it.


German Lawmakers to Investigate U.S. Spying

Lawmakers in Germany are launching an investigation into the United States' surveillance activities on Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Obama Orders New Sanctions on Russia

President Obama announced a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.


Putin Testing Obama on Foreign Affairs: Analysis

Russia's annexation of Crimea is testing President Obama's belief in the power of direct diplomacy, his preference for using economic sanctions as punishment and his inclination to proceed cautiously in order to avoid creating larger problems.


Dems in Dixie Mount a Comeback

Democrats in the conservative Deep South are looking at some familiar names to recapture some old political magic in the 2014 elections.


Reid Orders Computers Examined in CIA Flap

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has ordered the Senate's sergeant-at-arms to examine the Intelligence Committee's computers amid a fight between the CIA and lawmakers over access to secret documents about the spy agency's interrogation tactics under the Bush administration.


Boehner Hints He Won't Allow Vote on Unemployment Bill

House Speaker John Boehner released a statement Wednesday implying he doesn't intend to move the Senate bill extending long-term unemployment benefits.


Israel Defense Minister's Snipes Raise Hackles in U.S.

The Obama administration on Wednesday vented its anger at the Israeli defense minister's public criticism of the U.S. and his personal insults directed at Secretary of State John Kerry.


Texas Legislator: GOP Must Win Hispanic Vote or Perish

Texas state Rep. Jason Villalba, one of only three Hispanic Republicans in the Texas Legislature, says Republicans must capture the Hispanic vote or the party will perish within a generation.


Ted Cruz Embraces Religious Roots in Iowa

Sen. Ted Cruz channeled his pastor father and displayed his religious side in Iowa, telling an influential group of home school advocates that the U.S. was founded on Christian values.


GOP Leaders Butt Heads Over Common Core

Jeb Bush and two top Tennessee Republicans are meeting Wednesday to discuss education policies that have caused rifts within the GOP around the country.


The Price Russia Will Pay for Annexing Crimea

After annexing Crimea, the Kremlin is beginning to calculate exactly what it will cost to support an economy that one Russian minister described as 'no better than Palestine.'


GOP Lawmaker Says Racial Discrimination is OK

A South Dakota state senator says it should be legal for businesses to discriminate based on race, claiming that the free market will sort out civil rights on its own.


Christie Town Hall Disrupted by Protests

Protesters disrupted a town hall meeting Tuesday with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, taking him to task over the distribution of Superstorm Sandy recovery aid and a for political payback scandal overshadowing his administration.


Ted Cruz Spending Lots of Time in Iowa

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is heading to Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, getting in some major face time before other 2016 contenders in the state that kicks off presidential voting.


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