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  • VIENNA, Aug 15- Iran has given the U.N. nuclear watchdog information regarding its atomic past, a milestone in potentially meeting a condition for sanctions relief under an accord reached with world powers last month. Alongside the July 14 agreement to curb its nuclear program in exchange for easing sanctions, Iran signed a deal with the International Atomic...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- Senior U.S. lawmakers from both political parties on Tuesday condemned China's surprise currency devaluation as a grab for an unfair export advantage and urged inclusion of currency manipulation curbs in a new Pacific Rim trade deal. Several members of Congress said the devaluation of the yuan by China's central bank on Tuesday raised...

  • How pols are targeting youth: Go 360 and Snapchat Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 2:10 PM ET
    Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to guests at the Louisiana Rally with Bernie Sanders at Ponchartain Center on July 26, 2015 in Kenner, Louisiana.

    As presidential hopefuls aspire to win the approval of young voters, they’re turning to mobile video and virtual reality to get their message across.

  • Why Ted Cruz called Mitch McConnell a liar Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    Sen. Ted Cruz.

    In a rare and fiery weekend session, the Senate voted to resurrect the Export-Import Bank, handing GOP conservatives a major defeat. The NYT reports.

  • On the Democratic side is Andrew Bleeker, a 30- year-old wunderkind who founded the digital consulting firm Bully Pulpit Interactive after whipping up President Barack Obama's digital outreach strategy for his second presidential run in 2012.. The veteran strategist helped sweep several Republican senators into office in 2014, including Iowa's Joni...

  • *Sanctions would "snap back" after 65 days if Iran violates deal. VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran...

  • The Senate voted 65-31 against setting aside an amendment to a defense bill that would renew Ex-Im's charter and implement some reforms to the 80- year-old trade bank. "This will be a signal to the markets that the Senate is in support of the bank," said Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, prior to the vote. A vocal group of conservative...

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- A Republican businessman said on Monday he is pouring millions of dollars into a foundation that sees opportunities where the majority of his fellow party members do not: easing climate change and speeding the country's transition to clean energy. Jay Faison of Charlotte, North Carolina, has given $165 million to Clearpath, his foundation...

  • Why Putin will play big part in run for White House Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 6:46 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Something about Vladimir Putin makes Republicans in the U.S. presidential race see red.

  • The reason: for more than four years, Fiorina- who has an estimated net worth of up to $120 million- didn't pay them, a review of Federal Election Commission records shows. But some former staffers on her Senate campaign are now raising questions about that portrayal. FEC records show, for example, that her former campaign manager Martin Wilson was owed $80,500; legal...

  • Democrat Maria Cantwell and Republican Lindsey Graham expressed their frustrations over Congress' refusal so far to renew the Ex-Im Bank. Both said they would try to block progress on the fast-track trade bill unless there was progress on renewing the Ex-Im Bank. "You are not going to get my vote for cloture or anything else this year until we get a vote on the...

  • The case for why it's Hillary's race to lose Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 11:59 AM ET
    Hillary Clinton

    The GOP has a target-rich environment to go after Hillary Clinton. But will that keep her from the White House? Politico's Ben White takes a look.

  • Why Rand Paul probably can't win the GOP nomination Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky

    In a political world where candidates nearly always follow the party line on every issue, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has broken the mold.

  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 6:40 AM ET
    A jogger runs past the United States Capitol building at sunrise in Washington, D.C.

    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- A bipartisan plan to save the U.S. Export-Import Bank seeks to extend the bank's term until 2019, increase lending to small businesses and overturn limits on coal-fired power plant projects. Friends of the Earth senior program manager Doug Norlen said fossil fuel projects, especially coal, hurts communities by polluting air and water,...

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • GOP to offer budget with Medicare, food stamp cuts Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky and Senate Republicans.

    Republicans will offer their plan to balance the budget within a decade and rein in programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

  • Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 3:19 PM ET
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington.

    High-ranking lawmakers from both parties had urged Pierson to resign.

  • Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    Americans and their elected officials continue to resist cuts to almost any specific program, big or small.