Dec 17, 2014

Republicans tip hand on Obama lines of attack with nominees

Senate Republicans are previewing the lines of attack they’ll pursue in 2015 against President Barack Obama’s immigration, foreign policy and gun regulation policies during this week’s debate on executive-branch nominees. Tuesday, Republicans’ anger over Obama’s Nov. 20 order granting a temporary reprieve from deportation ...

Dec 12, 2014

Senate panel votes to authorize U.S. war against Islamic State

A Senate panel voted to give President Barack Obama a three-year authorization for the use of military force against Islamic State and affiliates, opening a debate that’s unlikely to be settled until the new Congress convenes next month. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee acted ...

Nov 27, 2014

Romney tops Republican poll for '16, seen having edge on Clinton

Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over potential Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham ...

Nov 7, 2014

Abe skeptical about Obama's future influence on TPP talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is concerned about whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact talks will be finalized while U.S. President Barack Obama can wield influence, TPP minister Akira Amari indicated Thursday. “The prime minister is concerned” about how the negotiations will proceed following a ...