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Now, Ben Carson Leads In A Republican Poll

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:54pm

The retired pediatric neurosurgeon and Tea Party favorite may be having his moment in the crowded Republican 2016 presidential primary.

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President Obama Meets With Arab Allies At Camp David

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

President Obama meets with officials from six Persian Gulf countries at Camp David to reassure them about the emerging nuclear deal with Iran.

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George Stephanopoulous Discloses Donations To Clinton Foundation

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

George Stephanopoulos says he donated a total of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation from 2012 through 2014. None of the donations were disclosed until Thursday, and the ABC anchor has apologized.

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Top Veterans Affairs Official Says Agency Skirts Federal Purchasing Laws

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, a senior official at the Department of Veterans Affairs accused his agency of waste, fraud and mismanagement in the way it purchases medical care and supplies.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:32pm

The 65-33 vote comes two days after senators rejected a measure to take up the bill giving President Obama fast-track trade authority.

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Lawmakers Spar Over Whether Amtrak Funding Cut Matters

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:27pm

"It's not about funding. The train was going twice the speed limit," said House Speaker John Boehner. Democrats advocated for an amendment that would fund advanced technology.

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Jeb Bush Fully Walks Back: 'I Would Not Have Gone Into Iraq'

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:51pm

After days of shifting positions on whether he would have gone to war in Iraq, even knowing what we know now, Jeb Bush did an about-face, saying definitively that he would not have gone in.

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