Top Dems deny there's a party rift
One might think Democrats are in disarray, given the recent legislative battle that pitted the Obama administration and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid against top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Feinstein stands by report
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein aggressively defended her decision to release a controversial Senate torture report Tuesday, despite assertions from the CIA that interrogation techniques detailed in the report were effective in thwarting attack plans, capturing terrorists and saving American lives.
Cuban beaches and cigars? Not yet
The end of the 50-year freeze in diplomatic relations with Cuba will mean many more U.S. travelers could be on their way to the neighbor island, only 90 miles from Key West, Florida.
When Fidel Castro sent FDR fan mail
President Barack Obama jolted the long, tumultuous relationship between the United States and Cuba with his decision to normalize relations with a country that has fascinated and vexed Americans since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.
Grimes: Paul can't run for two offices at once
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is threatening to ask courts to stop Republican Rand Paul from running for the Republican presidential nomination and re-election to the Senate at the same time.
Shutting down Guantanamo: Who's left and what's in the way
A Senate report delivered a scathing indictment Tuesday of torture policies that officially ended when President Barack Obama came into office, but another holdover from the Bush-era war on terrorism is keeping Obama tethered to the previous administration.
Jeb Bush's banking career ripe for conservative attacks
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's decision to step down from his advisory role at British bank Barclays at the end of the year became the latest indication he's gearing up to jump into the presidential race — and underscored one of the main liabilities he could face if he does run.
Rick Perry really likes Jeb Bush, but for how long?
As Rick Perry sat in the Texas governor's mansion about a month before he prepares to hand over the reins after 14 years in office and contemplates another run for the White House, he fondly remembered his "good friend" Jeb Bush, who announced this week he is "actively" exploring his own presidential run.
Clinton backs Obama's Cuba moves
Hillary Clinton backed President Barack Obama's historic easing of decades-old sanctions against Cuba on Wednesday and said she is "deeply relieved" by the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross.
'Ready for Romney' group site launches
If encouragement from major GOP donors and favorable polling isn't enough, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney now has a super PAC launched by an unknown benefactor urging him to run.
The lame duck is loose
The lame duck is loose. Little more than two years before the moment he stands next to his successor at the presidential inauguration of 2017, President Barack Obama is feeling unshackled from the constraints of eyeing the next election cycle after last month's disastrous midterms for Democrats.
Cuba decision boosts Rubio's profile
Marco Rubio needed to get back on the radar after his fellow Floridian, Jeb Bush, jolted the political world this week with an announcement that he was considering a presidential run.