WASHINGTON - Republican Mitt Romney, considering whether to run for president a third time, on Wednesday will take aim at President Barack Obama's handling of foreign policy and by extension, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate.
WASHINGTON - Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, on Wednesday sought to make a clean break from the testy relationship her predecessor had with Congress, while supporting the legality of Obama's controversial actions on immigration.
SAN JOSE - Cuba will not accept any interference in its internal affairs in talks with the United States, President Raul Castro said on Wednesday, warning that meddling would make a diplomatic thawing between the two countries meaningless. | Video
WASHINGTON, Jan 28 - As Washington has tightened its belt in recent years, the budget cuts have sliced most deeply in states where President Obama is unpopular, according to an analysis of federal spending by Reuters. | Video
WASHINGTON - Republican Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, on Wednesday re-introduced a bill that would expose the Federal Reserve's monetary policy discussions and decisions to a congressional audit.
AUSTIN, Texas - Former Texas governor Rick Perry said a criminal prosecution against him for abuse of power has not affected his decision on whether to run for the presidency and pledged on Wednesday to fight the charges against him.
NEW YORK - The loss of New York Assembly leader Sheldon Silver from state budget negotiations following his arrest on corruption charges last week could delay the process and threaten recent strides toward better fiscal management.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama said he declined to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader's visit to the United States in March because it would be "inappropriate" two weeks before an election in that country.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to speed permits for exports of natural gas, a measure that even if passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is not expected to help bring much new fuel to global markets.
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said on Wednesday its fiscal 2016 budget proposal will fund early technology development and prototyping of a "next-generation X-plane" that would eventually succeed the F-35 fighter jet being developed and built by Lockheed Martin Corp.