Rick Santorum announces second presidential bid

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

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."

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

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

Obama visits Florida to talk hurricanes and raise cash

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


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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.

Rick Santorum: Rand Paul sounds like Bernie Sanders on foreign policy

Heard of George Pataki? Every four years he thinks about running for president.

Former New York governor makes eighth trip to Granite State, finds many still don’t recognize him.

George Pataki launches presidential campaign

“I make a joke that every four years, there’s the Olympics, there’s the World Cup, and I come to New Hampshire thinking about running for president.”

George Pataki joins 2016 presidential race

Former New York governor George Pataki released a video May 28 announcing his intention to run for president in 2016.

These 26 states won’t let you sue McDonald’s for making you fat. The surprising consequence of banning obesity lawsuits.

Should fast food companies be held responsible for America's obesity problem? These states don't think so.

New allegation of whistleblower retaliation at Commerce inspector general’s office

Democratic lawmaker renews call for firing Commerce IG Todd Zinser.

Why Nevada is such an important test for Marco Rubio

Want to get a sense of the Floridian's national odds? Look to the Silver State.

The bogus claim that 300,000 U.S. children are ‘at risk’ of sexual exploitation

Four Pinocchios for a widely-used statistic that is dated and based on guesses and assumptions.

With GOP field growing, Jeb Bush sharpens critique of would-be opponents

He phones into a GOP conference call and provides sharper criticism than usual of potential Republican foes.

Fewer immigrants are entering the U.S. illegally, and that’s changed the border security debate

Data suggest tougher border security and trends in Latin America are driving the slowdown.

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