Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
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Pro-Obama groups tie Romney to oil industry in TV ad Two groups supporting President Obama are slamming Mitt Romney as the "$200 million man" who is the tool of the oil industry in a new TV ad that seeks to play up an issue dear to voters: gas prices. INTERACTIVE: Political ad tracker Priorities USA Action ... 04/24/2012 - 10:43 pm | View Link
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There's been a rather conspicuous change to the Republican National Committee's official Cinco de Mayo message this election year. Go on, guess what it is.
The Republican National Committee dropped a line in its annual Cinco de Mayo message urging the United States to be more welcoming to immigrants from Mexico, issuing a shorter statement emphasizing the ways in which generations of Mexican-Americans have strengthened and defended the country.
Don't get too excited—it's not like the previous version had Reince Priebus signing songs about inclusiveness.
An Asheville, N. C. tow truck driver said he refused service to a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Kenneth Shupe was called Monday to pick up a woman stranded on I-26 when he saw “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” and he told her to “call the government” for a tow because she was “obviously a socialist,” according to Fox News.
“Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist minded person, I have not gotten paid,” Shupe, a Donald Trump supporter, said.
Count money among the problems the Republican party is facing now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee—like, who is going to be willing to sink their fortunes into this presidential run? Even the money guys who just kept piling funds behind Jeb! Bush and Marco Rubio are likely to sit this one out.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton video lists 8 promises of Donald Trump presidency. Did he say that?
Even before Donald Trump’s Republican rivals bowed out, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a video warning about a potential Trump presidency. The video opens with a clip of Trump at an event saying, "Everything I say I’m going to do folks, I do." It then lists eight steps Trump has said he will take.
While North Carolina lawmakers may be embracing cuts in federal funding over their anti-transgender bathroom policy, city council members in Oxford, Alabama, weren’t fond of that prospect. The council quickly reversed course Wednesday on an ordinance that would have criminalized transgender use of bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity, reports Caitlin MacNeal:
The city council voted 3-2 to revoke the ordinance just over a week after it was initially passed, but before the city's mayor was able to sign it, AL.com.
The ordinance would have slapped people with a $500 fine or six months in jail for using the wrong restroom.
The council members who voted to reverse the measure cited an opinion from the city attorney noting that the ordinance could cost the city federal Title IX funding, according to AL.com.
The Fourth Circuit Appeals Court ruling that a transgender student had a legitimate Title IX discrimination claim was no doubt weighing on the city attorney’s mind.
Publicly, John McCain is one of those Senate Republicans maintaining that he can run forcre-election independently of Donald Trump. Privately, the senior senator from Arizona knows that's bullshit.
"If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life," McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO.