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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of skirting federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.
The Internet was a little taken aback when video of Vice President Joe Biden ‘close talking’ Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s wife, Stephanie, hit the web last month. However, Carter, a Philly-area native, had a much different reaction.
US-USA-POLITICS-CLINTON:U.S. House committee seeks to interview Hillary Clinton over emails
WASHINGTON – Pat Toomey isn’t named in the latest Quinnipiac Poll, but the Republican senator probably likes it anyway. The poll, out Tuesday...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.
Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said on Sunday the chances she would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 were "higher than 90 percent" and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May.
Tells a Michigan audience president has made the country weaker.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Gov. Christie said Friday that the United States had become a "weaker" country under President Obama and that it needed a leader unafraid to "lead the world" and tell Americans the truth about addressing entitlement programs.
WHIPPANY - Gov. Christie described his political philosophy, including his belief that individual rights are derived from God, in front of a crowd Tuesday that included several people he grew up with.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush met with some of the region's top Republican donors in Philadelphia on Tuesday as he continued a national fund-raising blitz ahead of a likely 2016 presidential campaign.
Donald Trump, real estate mogul and reality TV impresario, on Wednesday announced the formation of a committee to finance his exploration of a run for the GOP nomination for president.
ATLANTIC CITY - Hillary Rodham Clinton said the nation's political leaders could use some time at adult sleepaway camp to learn how to cooperate across the partisan divide, and decried the nation's "huge fun deficit" during a speech Thursday to a conference of professionals who run children's summer camps.
President Obama does not think marijuana policy should be a top policy priority for young Americans. Maybe that's because he was never arrested for it during his smoke-filled youth.
Gov. Christie's supporters have formed a super PAC that can accept unlimited donations in advance of an anticipated presidential campaign, an announcement that comes as the New Jersey governor confronts unfavorable poll numbers and rivals who lately have commanded much of the 2016 spotlight.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of skirting federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace.
The Internet was a little taken aback when video of Vice President Joe Biden ‘close talking’ Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s wife, Stephanie, hit the web last month. However, Carter, a Philly-area native, had a much different reaction.
US-USA-POLITICS-CLINTON:U.S. House committee seeks to interview Hillary Clinton over emails
WASHINGTON – Pat Toomey isn’t named in the latest Quinnipiac Poll, but the Republican senator probably likes it anyway. The poll, out Tuesday...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.
Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina said on Sunday the chances she would run for the U.S. presidency in 2016 were "higher than 90 percent" and that she would announce her plans in late April to early May.
Tells a Michigan audience president has made the country weaker.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Gov. Christie said Friday that the United States had become a "weaker" country under President Obama and that it needed a leader unafraid to "lead the world" and tell Americans the truth about addressing entitlement programs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and liberal Democrats have something in common: Both are trying to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president.
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad.
WHIPPANY - Gov. Christie described his political philosophy, including his belief that individual rights are derived from God, in front of a crowd Tuesday that included several people he grew up with.
Baer Growls: With Hillary in an email mess and Elizabeth Warren insisting she's no candidate are we entering a period of Biden time?
Gov. Christie may not make an announcement on running for president until early summer, he said Monday on a radio show, during which he also forecast a tough solution for reviving Atlantic City.