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Lew slams door on efforts to lower top individual tax rate
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is dismissing efforts in Congress to overhaul the nation's tax laws by lowering the top income tax rate paid by individuals.
Abortion foes push new bills in Congress and the states
Buoyed by conservative gains in the November election, foes of abortion are mobilizing on behalf of bills in Congress and several states that would further curtail women's access to the procedure.
Huckabee slams Obama for letting daughters listen to Beyonce
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is criticizing President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama for parenting by what he sees as a double-standard, saying they shelter their daughters from some things but let them listen to Beyoncé.
Hillary Clinton to speak in Canada amid debate over Keystone
Hillary Rodham Clinton has avoided taking a position on the Keystone XL pipeline but she's likely to be confronted with the issue when she returns to the lecture circuit in Canada
Havana talks start with promises by Obama, Cuban caution
The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades begins two days of negotiations amid grand promises by President Barack Obama about change on the island and a somber warning from Cuba to abandon hopes of reforming the communist government.
Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda
Congressional Republicans are attacking President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides and ignoring veto threats.
Senator to introduce bills to close federal tax loopholes
U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is introducing three bills to generate $310 billion over 10 years by closing tax loopholes.
Cruz: GOP 'will get walloped' without action on Obamacare
Sen. Ted Cruz says fellow Republicans "will get walloped" in 2016 if they do not deliver on the promises they made to voters last year.
Effort to draft Warren into 2016 race heads to New Hampshire
Progressive activists hoping to draft Sen. Elizabeth Warren into the 2016 presidential race will hold their first meeting in the key early-voting state of New Hampshire on Saturday.
Paul Ryan is out, Mitt Romney moves closer to '16 campaign
The GOP's crowded 2016 presidential field has shifted sharply, with Paul Ryan, the party's last vice presidential nominee, bowing out, two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marching toward his third campaign and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepping closer to his first.
Romney talking to supporters about 3rd White House bid
Mitt Romney is reaching out to former staff and supporters as he considers a third run for president.
Senate Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL pipeline
Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year. But Republicans readied additions such as lifting a ban on crude oil exports.
Paul Ryan says he is not running for president in 2016
Republican congressman Paul Ryan says he will not run for president in 2016.
McCaskill says she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she won't run for Missouri governor in 2016.
Obama's low approval rating hints at possible trouble for Dems
President Obama has notched the worst job approval rating of his presidency -- which signals that trouble may be brewing for the Democratic party in this year's critical midterm elections, according to a new survey.
As 2016 looms, Christie tends to business in New Jersey
As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie casts his eye toward a potential presidential bid, he must first do some work at home.
Mayor's Youth Council Visits Gulf Islands Water Park
Many of our future political leaders were getting a little wet and wild Monday at Gulf Islands Water Park. Video Video
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