Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...creating heated talking points for Republican presidential candidates, who convene Thursday for their first debate...later. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a presidential candidate, was in New Hampshire and didn't vote.Planned...
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Congress on vacation, putting off messy decisions

...federal debt limit, another issue ripe for brinkmanship, especially given the presence in the Senate of several presidential candidates adamantly opposed to an increase.The House wrapped up its summer session by approving only a three-month...
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Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...Republicans and Democrats. The Senate version has eight sponsors, including two independents and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky.The House version has been referred to several committees, including Health, Veterans...
Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties

...passions ran deep and run deep to this day."Some U.S. lawmakers, including several prominent Republican presidential candidates, have vowed not to repeal the embargo and have pledged to roll back Obama's moves on Cuba.New Jersey Sen...
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...Israel's expense. But he persevered until it was more than certain the cause was lost.By then, the failed 2004 presidential candidate was dealing with world crises on multiple fronts - with decidedly mixed results.His efforts to resolve the...
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Trump camp sets his personal fortune at $10B

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump filed financial documents with federal campaign regulators on Wednesday and set his personal fortune at more than...
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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...recidivism-reduction programs.In another positive sign for the prospects of justice reform, a number of 2016 presidential candidates have taken an active interest in the issue. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has mounted a vocal push to restore...
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Everybody into the pool!

...ruling that loosened fundraising rules, says Zelizer, "all you need is a few wealthy people and you can be a presidential candidate." Candidates may not have enough money to go the distance, but a supportive billionaire or super PAC can bankroll...
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Trump's self-paid run means he's in it for the long haul

...Luntz said.He would know: Luntz once worked for Texas businessman H. Ross Perot, perhaps the best-known presidential candidate who paid his own way. In 1992, Perot ran as an independent candidate, using almost $64 million of his fortune...
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Trump on McCain: 'I like people who weren't captured'

AMES, Iowa - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized Sen. John McCain's military record at a conservative forum Saturday, saying the party's 2008 nominee...
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