A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far.
The prospect that Trump might eventually leave the primaries and run for president on his own has started to cast a shadow on the race, reviving memories of Ross Perot, Ralph Nader and the chills their third-party campaigns gave to Republicans and Democrats in turn.
To Republican pollster Frank Luntz, a third-party Trump campaign would mean, quite simply, "President Hillary Clinton." Democratic strategist Maria Cardona, who is close to the Clinton campaign, agrees: "He's the greatest gift we have."
Not all Republicans foresee the apocalypse if Trump goes rogue.
House Republicans are weighing a three-month highway funding extension that could offer Congress a way out of an impasse days ahead of a crucial deadline.
The three-month bill was filed late Monday by leading House Republicans after the House and Senate clashed on dueling versions of must-pass transportation legislation.
Congress is fast approaching a July 31 deadline for a cut-off of highway aid to the states.
President Barack Obama is closing out a historic return to the land of his father's birth with a speech to the African Union.
Obama begins his day Tuesday with a tour of a food manufacturing plant in Ethiopia. The East African nation is one of the largest recipients of U. S.
The National Transportation Safety Board is considering what caused a Virgin Galactic spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago, killing the co-pilot and seriously injuring the pilot.
The agency scheduled a meeting Tuesday to consider the likely cause of the accident. Investigators have been looking into pilot training, the rocket's design and whether mechanical problems played any role.
NTSB officials said early in the investigation that the co-pilot prematurely unlocked equipment designed to slow the descent of the spacecraft during initial re-entry.
The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries will face tough questioning on Tuesday from skeptical Democrats and Republicans.
California Rep. Ed Royce, the GOP chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Monday that the agreement has "several shortcomings."
The ranking Democrat, Rep.
On Boston's last day as a potential Olympic host, Chris Dempsey ate lunch at an Irish pub across from City Hall and waited for the bid for the 2024 Summer Games to crumble.
A waitress recognized Dempsey, the co-chair of the opposition group No Boston Olympics, from last week's televised debate.