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  • WASHINGTON— Facing increased competition from within her own party, Hillary Rodham Clinton is spending $2 million airing the first television ads of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. "After law school she could have gone to a big firm but instead went to work for the Children's Defense Fund. In Arkansas, she fought for...

  • DANA POINT, Calif.— Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch warned America is "done for" if the conservative donors and politicians he gathered at a retreat over the weekend don't rally others to their cause of demanding a smaller, less-intrusive government. That network has a budget of $889 million through the end of 2016— and much of it will be directed at...

  • WASHINGTON— Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states. Yet it will be up to Obama's successor to implement his plan, which has faced steep Republican...

  • DANA POINT, Calif.— Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism"- even if those policies help their businesses. The Koch brothers and their network of donors, many...

  • MIAMI— Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since 1962. President Barack Obama has normalized diplomatic relations with Cuba and made it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit and send money...

  • July 29- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday. President Barack Obama's administration has formally restored diplomatic ties with the island nation and dropped Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terror.

  • As Democrats fret over 'sharing economy,' GOP moves in Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    DENVER— The debate over ride-hailing firm Uber is laying bare divides in the Democratic Party and on the left about how to handle the new "sharing" economy. In New York City this past week, liberal Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to limit the number of Uber drivers on the streets, only to be rebuked by the state's more centrist governor, Andrew Cuomo. But the bright-blue...

  • 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...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 17- When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld same-sex weddings in the same week that South Carolina debated keeping a controversial Civil War battle flag, Twitter user zxTomatoez posted "Gay marriage and the Confederate flag going down everywhere. In the race for the White House in 2016, election campaigns rely on such research to help them tailor...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 9- A Super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has raked in a record $103 million, the group, Right to Rise, said in a statement today, dispelling rumors that the outside spending group would fall short of expectations. Bush's presidential campaign also announced Thursday that it had raised $11.4 million in the two...

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Seven conservative Republican senators demanded on Wednesday that the U.S. Export-Import Bank disclose plans to begin liquidating its assets after the government trade lender's charter expired amid congressional inaction. The Republican senators, including presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, said in a letter...

  • The Obamacare opportunity the GOP is missing Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:41 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

    GOP presidential hopefuls are missing this key opportunity against Obamacare, the Fiscal Times reports.

  • SCOTUS: Same-sex couples have the right to marry Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 10:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama comments on the Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington June 26, 2015.

    "This ruling will strengthen all of our communities," President Obama said in a speech following the ruling.

  • Bernie's long odds vs. Hillary: NBC-WSJ poll Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders greets guests at Drake University on June 12, 2015.

    Seventy-five percent of national Democratic primary voters polled say Hillary Clinton is their first choice vs. 15 percent for Bernie Sanders.

  • BOSTON, June 19- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn said thanks but no thanks when real estate mogul turned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump floated his name for U.S. "I am flattered but do not get up early enough in the morning to accept this opportunity," Icahn, 79, said in a public statement one day after Trump, 69, told cable station MSNBC that Icahn...

  • When politics strikes the wrong chord Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 10:46 AM ET
    Neil Young speaks at the 2014 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

    The Donald Trump-Neil Young kerfuffle over a song isn't the first sour note between politicians and musicians. For some other instances, click ahead.

  • Trump 2016 worries GOP establishment: Ex-RNC chief Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower in New York June 16, 2015.

    Donald Trump's entrance into the GOP race could prove to be a liability for the party, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele tells CNBC.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- Don't call Chris Christie rich. "The divide between the governing elite and the voters has never been so big," said David Carney, a New Hampshire- based Republican strategist. John Weaver, a former advisor to 2008 Republican nominee John McCain, said candidates understand that.

  • Bush launches with eye on Rubio more than Walker Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Miami, Florida June 15, 2015.

    Jeb Bush launched his campaign but training his sights on one his chief rivals for the GOP nomination, Marco Rubio, Politico's Ben White says.

  • Jeb Bush announces bid for 2016 presidential run Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Miami, June 15, 2015.

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush officially announced his presidential campaign Monday afternoon from Miami.