"Since I took office seven years ago, in the midst of crisis, I don't think I've ever been more optimistic about a year ahead than I am right now," he says. Obama notes that he's busy working on the speech…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The White House says it has more diplomatic and technical work to do before it will announce further sanctions in response to ballistic missile launches by Iran.
The three major contenders for the Democratic Party's 2016 presidential nomination shared the stage on Saturday night for the final time this year. Politifact's Jon Greenberg joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to fact-check what they said.
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
It's looking like business as usual in the U.S. House as lawmakers wrap up a year-end spending bill that pays for Planned Parenthood, the president's health care law and other Obama administration priorities, while shunning some top conservative priorities.
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
State filing deadlines would give the two Republicans until about March to launch independent or third-party campaigns, experts said. That would give a well-financed campaign enough time to gather sufficient signatures on petitions so the candidate could appear on the…
By Associated Press
Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Israel about the dangers of the possible collapse of the Palestinian Authority. He says such an event would lead to situation that would threaten both the security of Israel and the Palestinian people.
By Lisa Lerer, Associated Press
Citing Clinton's preference, The Associated Press this past week changed its style and refers to her as Hillary Clinton. The shift seems to fit into an attack line pushed by Republicans, but longtime Clinton observers say the changes reflect political…
By Associated Press
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, the GOP front-runner displayed rare, if fleeting, moments of humility and introspection.
By Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press and Julie Pace, Associated Press
"If you raise the minimum, you're going to make people more expensive than a machine," Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said.
Fred Thompson, a former U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate, as well as a film and television actor, died Sunday, his family said.
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