- The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls Updated: Jul-01-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):
- Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donors Updated: Jun-30-15 7:48 pm
DENVER - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business.
- Obama calls string of recent victories 'gratifying' Updated: Jun-30-15 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the "gratifying" culmination of years of work by his White House.
- Political opposition groups gain money for 2016 race Updated: Jun-29-15 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON - It was the perfect loop: The Republican opposition research group America Rising finds footage of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley in agriculture-loving Iowa, seeming to put down the intelligence of farmers. That footage becomes part of a 30-second TV ad, by the super PAC American Crossroads, boosting the Republican candidate, Joni Ernst.
- Rand Paul touts small government ideals on Nevada tour Updated: Jun-29-15 4:54 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Speaking to supporters from rural Elko to a Las Vegas convention center, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday that his path to a presidential nomination relies strongly on winning over Nevadans.
- Walker to donate $3,500 received from white supremacist Updated: Jun-22-15 5:53 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to donate money he received in campaign donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by the Charleston church murder suspect.
- Pope Francis' climate message fails to move GOP Updated: Jun-19-15 10:02 am
WASHINGTON - Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans, while a number of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely.
- Presidential candidate Rand Paul plans to 'blow up' tax code Updated: Jun-18-15 10:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul called Thursday for a "fair and flat tax" that would "blow up" the nation's tax code, offering a proposal his campaign said would cut taxes by $2 trillion over the next decade.
- Trump to visit Maryland for state GOP's annual dinner Updated: Jun-17-15 1:03 pm
LINTHICUM, Maryland - Maryland Republicans will have a chance to see presidential candidate Donald Trump in person.
- Rand Paul says people have had enough Bushes, Clintons Updated: Jun-15-15 4:22 pm
LEXINGTON, South Carolina - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he thinks voters are tired of presidents and White House hopefuls coming from a handful of families.
- Obama attends congressional baseball game before trade vote Updated: Jun-11-15 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON - Forget the peanuts and Cracker Jack.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Smoothies, doughnuts, sushi head to House Updated: Jun-09-15 5:45 pm
WASHINGTON - Jamba Juice, Dunkin' Donuts and fresh sushi are coming to the House of Representatives.
- GOP must reckon with Reid in Nevada, even on his way out Updated: Jun-06-15 8:11 am
WASHINGTON - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is at it again.
- Report: Social Security overpaid disability benefits by $17B Updated: Jun-05-15 5:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Social Security overpaid disability beneficiaries by nearly $17 billion over the past decade, a government watchdog said Friday, raising alarms about the massive program just as it approaches the brink of insolvency.
- Georgia editorial roundup Updated: Jun-03-15 11:26 am
Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:
- McConnell's role in surveillance bill bewilders his friends Updated: Jun-03-15 11:01 am
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally seen as a master congressional deal-maker, walked into a legislative dead end on domestic surveillance that left some of his friends bewildered.
- Questions and answers about newly approved USA Freedom Act Updated: Jun-03-15 3:28 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act. It also overhauls the most controversial provision, which had been interpreted to allow bulk collection of U.S. phone records by the National Security Agency.
- Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president Updated: Jun-02-15 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.
- Donation little hindrance to Stephanopoulos interviews Updated: Jun-02-15 4:32 pm
NEW YORK - Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham's interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Tuesday is the latest sign that the ABC anchor's donations to the Clinton Foundation seem not to have impeded his coverage of the upcoming presidential elections.
- Bush lauded at Tenn. GOP event, but will state vote follow? Updated: Jun-01-15 5:15 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The speakers at the Tennessee Republican Party fundraiser over the weekend took turns heaping praise on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the keynote speaker at the annual Statesmen's Dinner.