Politics David Axelrod

  • NEW YORK, July 2- Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for three and a half hours on Saturday as part of a probe of her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, her campaign said. The interview at FBI headquarters in Washington followed a week of intense public focus on the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission urged jurors on Friday to hold two former New York stockbrokers liable for insider trading, in a test of its ability to pursue such cases after an appellate court's ruling reshaped the law. At the close of a trial in Manhattan federal court, an SEC lawyer urged jurors to hold ex- Euro Pacific Capital Inc...

  • At the start of a trial in Manhattan federal court, lawyers for ex- Euro Pacific Capital Inc brokers Daryl Payton and Benjamin Durant admitted they traded on non-public information about IBM's 2009 acquisition of SPSS Inc for $1.2 billion. But SEC lawyer David Axelrod told jurors that Payton and Durant knew their information was obtained illegally, and that...

  • RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif./ WASHINGTON, Feb 15- P resident Barack Obama has held preliminary discussions with his team about whom to nominate to the Supreme Court, the White House said on Monday, while accusing Senate Republicans of "bluster" for saying they would not confirm his pick. White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters administration officials had...

  • Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace the jurist just months before a presidential election. FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next...

  • Barack Obama knows a thing or two about winning elections and having pressed Italy's Mario Monti into running for prime minister in next month's elections, the US president is also lending some advice.

  • DANVILLE, Ky.-- Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff.

  • WASHINGTON-- Four years ago, Joe Biden was careful not to appear overly aggressive in his vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin, then a newcomer to the national stage. Now, as he prepares to debate Paul Ryan, a 14- year House veteran and the top Republican budget writer, Biden is less concerned about looking like a bully.

  • *Romney claws his way back after first debate* Only 2 points behind in Reuters/ Ipsos poll By Steve Holland. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct 7- Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy.

  • *Only 2 points behind in Reuters/ Ipsos poll. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct 7- Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy.

  • WASHINGTON-- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

  • WASHINGTON-- With President Barack Obama knocked off stride and the election looming, the government is issuing new unemployment data likely to underscore the slow economic recovery and ensure that jobs remain the top issue of the presidential campaign.