One of the men who helped put President Barack Obama in office says Hillary Clinton can do well in Iowa, only if she earns it.
Framing himself as a politician who's unafraid to discuss "hard truths," NJ Gov. Chris Christie is proposing an income cap on Social Security benefits as part of major restructuring plan announced ahead of a likely presidential bid.
Ahead of a midnight deadline to fund payments to doctors treating Medicare patients, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the Senate to pass a House-passed fix to the sustainable growth rate payment formula despite concerns from conservatives that the legislation adds to the deficit.
Senate overwhelmingly approves House 'doc fix' bill
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker says he supports the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing following his conviction by a federal jury on Wednesday.
A series of protests across the country was planned for Wednesday, as activists planned their biggest push yet for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.
Police and local official sources say, Islamic State militants gained ground in western Iraq on Wednesday, overrunning another village near the capital of Anbar province in a dawn raid. Hundreds of families were fleeing Albu Ghanim after security forces came under attack from the militants overnight and withdrew from the area, around 3 miles northeast of the provincial capital Ramadi.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey would disregard the European parliament's views over the 1915 mass killings of Armenians, which the Pope this week described as genocide. The European parliament is due later on Wednesday to debate a resolution to mark the 100th anniversary of the killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians.
Eight people were killed on Tuesday in an attack on a government office complex in the capital, according to police. Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior police officer said, Police have secured the ministry of higher education office complex. The assault on the walled compound which also houses other government ministries is the latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists of al-Shabaab who are maintaining a series of attacks in the capital on government targets and the African Union forces who are supporting the government.
A 21-year-old man, one of nine members of the same family detained earlier this month in Turkey on suspicion of trying to illegally enter Syria, was arrested by British police on his return to his homeland on Tuesday. West Midlands Police said the man, named by media as Waheed Ahmed, the son of a local counselor in Rochdale, northern England, was held by detectives at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. The nine Britons were held by Turkish security forces on the Turkish side of the Syrian border on April 1.
Germany's defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, said, on Tuesday that nobody should underestimate NATO's rapid response capacity, which has been ratcheted up in response to worries about Russia's military ambitions after its actions in Ukraine. Ursula von der Leyen said, "Of course the issue of speed and of an adequate response to potential threats plays a major role and I can only recommend that NATO's reaction capacity should not be underestimated. "We have shown the necessary adaptability and this is also a reaction to fast exercises we have seen on the other side of the border,"citing plans to boost defenses and build out a new NATO "spearhead" rapid reaction force of 5,000 soldiers.
A new report says that armed groups in Mali are carrying out a growing number of attacks, and that the violence is taking place closer to the capital than ever. Human Rights Watch said Tuesday that militants are increasingly active in central Mali, where they have targeted civilians accused of supporting French and U.N. forces.
Militiamen in southern Yemen said on Tuesday they had pushed back Iranian-allied Houthi rebels on several fronts, three weeks into a Saudi-led air strikes against the northern movement of Shi'ite Muslim fighters. In the southern port city of Aden, which has seen nearly three weeks of fierce street fighting, Houthi fighters withdrew from the Khor Maksar district, home to an international airport and several foreign missions. The pullout deprives the Houthis of a bridge to downtown districts where they are facing heavy resistance from local fighters.
As the 2016 presidential campaign begins to take shape, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio face two battles, one for the GOP nomination and the other for donors in their home state of Florida.