- FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts
Associated Press, Wednesday - 01/28/2015 - 04:39 PM
Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U. S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.
- DEA chief: US abandoned plan to track cars near gun shows
Associated Press, Wednesday - 01/28/2015 - 10:37 AM
The head of the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency never installed surveillance cameras to photograph vehicle license plates near gun shows. The idea was proposed in an internal DEA email as part of an effort to investigate gun-trafficking crimes.
- GOP donors appear in no hurry to commit to 2016 candidate
Associated Press, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 06:19 PM
The Republican Party's most sought-after donors appear content to let things shake out a bit before making a commitment to any one candidate.
- New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee
Associated Press, Monday - 01/26/2015 - 12:46 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is launching an organization to raise money for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.
- Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016
Associated Press, Sunday - 01/25/2015 - 11:49 AM
Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.
- Republican Fiorina takes aim at Clinton in Iowa introduction
Associated Press, Saturday - 01/24/2015 - 05:26 PM
Businesswoman Carly Fiorina is introducing herself to Iowa's Republican voters by drawing contrast with the top prospective candidate on the Democratic side.
- Condoleezza Rice Taking Over Jeb Bush's Education Foundation
Huffington Post, Thursday - 01/22/2015 - 05:34 PM
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday tapped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to serve as chairman of his education foundation, turning over the organization to the former diplomat and academic who remains popular inside the Republican Party. Rice, a professor at Stanford University and partner in a consulting firm, has for the past two years served as a board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Bush launched the group after serving two terms as Florida governor.
- After accident, Reid says Senate re-election bid is on track
Associated Press, Thursday - 01/22/2015 - 01:12 PM
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says his re-election bid in 2016 is on track even though he's been sidelined by an exercise accident.
- House Republicans run into divisions over abortion bill
Associated Press, Wednesday - 01/21/2015 - 12:09 PM
House Republicans ran into divisions Wednesday over the new Congress' first abortion bill, and leaders were trying for a way to advance the legislation without an embarrassing split over the issue.
- Boehner invites Israeli leader to address Congress on Iran
Associated Press, Wednesday - 01/21/2015 - 09:34 AM
House Speaker John Boehner is inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) to address a joint session of Congress next month and discuss the threat from Iran.
- FACT CHECK: Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery
San Francisco Chronicle, Tuesday - 01/20/2015 - 10:15 PM
Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and healthy job growth is complicated by the poor quality, and pay, of many of those jobs. —"At this moment - with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry and booming energy production - we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth." Job growth has been healthy, but fueled in part by lower-paying jobs in areas such as retail and restaurants, which have replaced many higher-paying positions in manufacturing and construction. Obama, by referring to the jobless rate of the "financial crisis," probably meant the blowup that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Obama confronts a Republican-controlled Congress that can be expected to be wary of a new program costing that much.  the proposal requires states to contribute about a quarter of the money, and getting them to go along is bound to be tough. Educators are divided on its merits, with some worrying that aid for a community college education could divert students and scholarships away from four-year schools.
- Watching Obama speech? Check out tone, theatrics, loudmouths
New York Daily News, Tuesday - 01/20/2015 - 06:47 PM
President Barack Obama and his aides have been trickling out his State of the Union proposals on taxes, education, Internet access and more for weeks. What's left to watch for during Tuesday night's speech? Plenty. The event is as much about the theatrics and accoutrements of the evening as about the meat of the president's proposals.