Rick Santorum announces second presidential bid

After winning 11 states in 2012, Santorum carries his conservative message into a tougher 2016 field.

The Iowa straw poll, once a kingmaker, fades into irrelevance for 2016

Few of leading GOP contenders have expressed interest this year, and several are skipping event entirely.

Chris Christie finalizes his slow-motion flip-flop on Common Core

After months of hinting at an about-face, Christie is officially forswearing the Common Core academic standards he welcomed into the state five years ago.

Seeking to expand GOP appeal, Marco Rubio takes campaign to Nevada

The diverse early nominating state is a testing ground for his self-portrait as a new kind of Republican.


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Clinton campaign still doesn’t have supporter e-mail lists from Obama or booster group

Legal hurdles and an abundance of caution have slowed any transfer or sharing of those lists, say campaign officials

USPS contract talks stall; federal unions have little to say on pot policy

Stalled USPS contract talks will not affect service. Federal labor leaders have little to say about OPM directive prohibiting use of weed by feds.

Pataki makes long-shot bid for presidency, joins cluttered GOP field

The former New York governor aims to position himself as a relative centrist in a right-leaning race.

Chris Christie, a onetime booster, now wants to dump the Common Core

N.J. governor joins other GOP presidential hopefuls in a revolt against the academic standards.

Sen. Ron Johnson does not think everything is awesome

"They're starting that propaganda, and it's insidious," Johnson said.

Jeb Bush cites anthrax outbreak as an example of his leadership experience

Visiting an anthrax vaccine factory, the former Florida governor reminds voters of a key part of his legacy -- emergency management.

In Iowa, Rand Paul sticks with death penalty skepticism

In need of a summer read? Jeb Bush has some suggestions.

The former Florida governor recommended a few titles to a Michigan voter.

Donald Trump sets June date for ‘major’ announcement. He heads to New Hampshire the next day.

"I think people are going to be very surprised."

Obama visits Florida to talk hurricanes and raise cash

Taking questions from Twitter, the president discussed climate change, storm preparedness and other issues.

Where changing ‘one person, one vote’ would matter the most — in 2 maps

The Supreme Court could scramble a lot of political fortunes.

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A jolly good job offer from the Mother Country

The British Embassy in Washington is looking to improve its "defence" image.

Senators who want to be president have one big advantage when making that ‘non-campaign’ trip to Israel

Possible presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) hit the road to Israel and Afghanistan this week

OMB subpoenaed by GOP lawmaker for cost analysis of State Dept. security training site

House Republican says OMB isn't being forthcoming about its own analysis of two proposals.

Map: The best states for nail-biting Senate races

If you're a fan of competitive races, North Carolina is the state for you.

Liberal Jewish group weighs in on Maryland’s U.S. Senate race

J Street backs Donna Edwards, who has been criticized by some for her stance on Israel.

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