×
US

Congress Unlikely to OK Obama’s New Clean Energy Bid

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But...


Most recent US blogs and columns

  • Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. More than a dozen states over the past two years have strengthened laws meant to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns. (AP Photo/ John Beale)

    States Taking Action to Keep Guns Out of Abusers’ Hands

    IOWA CITY, Iowa—More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers,... Read more

  • Tampa Police: 1 Dead, 7 Injured in Shooting at Club

    TAMPA, Fla.—Tampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured. Lt. Ruth Cate said early Saturday... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally in Florence, S.C., on Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Trump Returns to Debate Stage; Rubio to Face Onslaught

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner’s circle in New Hampshire,... Read more

  • A crane removes a car that crashed off Palos Verdes Drive west and ended up on the roof of a home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Firefighters pulled the man from the damaged car and took him to a hospital, but he wasn’t seriously hurt, and no one else was injured.  (Chuck Bennett/Daily Breeze via AP)

    Careening Car Ends up on Roof of Southern California House

    PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif.—It’s hard to know what was more amazing: An out-of-control car ending up on the roof of a Southern California house or... Read more

  • Retired Officer Matthew Hickey with Ajax, his K-9 partner he wants to retire with him. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)

    Retired Ohio Police Officer Gets to Buy K-9 Partner for $1

    MARIETTA, Ohio—A recently retired Ohio police officer has been allowed to buy his K-9 partner for $1. Officials in Marietta had created a social-media stir... Read more

  • Crime scene tape surrounds a home Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Chicago. Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found Thursday, with signs of trauma inside the home on the city's South Side. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

    2 Children, 2 Women, 2 Men Found Dead in Chicago Home

    Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found with signs of trauma... Read more

  • Amber Hilbering talks to Dr. Phil. (Dr. Phil/YouTube)

    Dr. Phil Interviews Amber Hilberling, Woman Serving 25-Year Sentence After Murdering Husband

    Amber Hilberling is serving a 25-year sentence after being convicted of murdering her husband in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hilbering was charged with second degree murder after... Read more

  • (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

    Day Care Employee in Mesa, Arizona Fired After Crude Post to Snapchat

    An Arizona day care worker was fired after a crude post she made to Snapchat was discovered by some parents. The 19-year-old worker posted a... Read more

  • Google Street View

    Houston Rapper Bugatti Shot Inside Gentlemen’s Club

    A man, later identified as a rapper, was shot four times inside a Houston men’s club. ABC13 reported that the rapper, known as Bugatti, is... Read more

  • Betty Morrell, left, and her birthmother, Lena Pierce, 96, are reunited at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Morrell’s granddaughter, Kimberly Miccio, holding her own daughter, accompanied Morrell to Binghamton from Spring Hill, Fla., where they both live. Jan. 15, 2016 (Kimberly Miccio via AP)

    Woman, 82, Tracks Down and Meets 96-Year-Old Birth Mother

    Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks... Read more

  • An A-10 Thunderbolt II undergoes pre-flight inspections at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. on March 23, 2006. The retirement of the A-10 is being pushed back to 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Airman 1st Class Jesse Shipps)

    A-10 Warthog’s Retirement Set for 2022 in New Defense Budget

    The U.S. military’s retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed the “Warthog,” has been set for 2022 in the forthcoming defense budget, revealed Secretary of... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, customers wait to buy lottery tickets at the Blue Bird liguor store in Hawthorne, Calif. With hours to go and $63 million on the line, the mystery remains: Where’s the winning California Lottery ticket - the one sold last Aug. 8, that is - and why hasn’t somebody cashed it? Whatever the reason, it won’t be a good enough excuse if the 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 deadline passes and nobody produces the ticket at a lottery office. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Chatsworth neighborhood of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    California State Lottery Officials Sued by Man Who Says Officials Destroyed His $63 Million Winning Ticket

    California State Lottery officials say no one showed up with the winning ticket for the $63 million jackpot, or submitted a verified claim for the... Read more

  • (Fairfax Police Department Photos)

    Police Searching for Missing 22-Year-Old Woman in Fairfax, Virginia

    Police in Virginia have sent out an alert about a missing Fairfax woman. Sarah Waye, 22, was last seen around 3:40 p.m. on Feb. 3,... Read more

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitos in various stages of development are displayed at en exhibition on Dengue fever on January 28, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Florida Readies for a Fight With Zika Virus

    MIAMI—Florida’s history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. In 2014,... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Trump Campaign Shows a Different Side After Iowa Loss

    EXETER, N.H.—Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads... Read more

  • In this Dec. 9, 2015, pool file photo, crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. (Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

    Massive LA-area Gas Leak Could Be Capped in a Week

    LOS ANGELES—A California official outlined a plan Thursday to cap a massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week. The final phase... Read more

  • A crane removes a car that crashed off Palos Verdes Drive west and ended up on the roof of a home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Firefighters pulled the man from the damaged car and took him to a hospital, but he wasn’t seriously hurt, and no one else was injured.  (Chuck Bennett/Daily Breeze via AP)

    Careening Car Ends up on Roof of Southern California House

    PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif.—It’s hard to know what was more amazing: An out-of-control car ending up on the roof of a Southern California house or... Read more

  • Retired Officer Matthew Hickey with Ajax, his K-9 partner he wants to retire with him. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)

    Retired Ohio Police Officer Gets to Buy K-9 Partner for $1

    MARIETTA, Ohio—A recently retired Ohio police officer has been allowed to buy his K-9 partner for $1. Officials in Marietta had created a social-media stir... Read more

  • (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

    Day Care Employee in Mesa, Arizona Fired After Crude Post to Snapchat

    An Arizona day care worker was fired after a crude post she made to Snapchat was discovered by some parents. The 19-year-old worker posted a... Read more

  • Google Street View

    Houston Rapper Bugatti Shot Inside Gentlemen’s Club

    A man, later identified as a rapper, was shot four times inside a Houston men’s club. ABC13 reported that the rapper, known as Bugatti, is... Read more

  • An A-10 Thunderbolt II undergoes pre-flight inspections at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. on March 23, 2006. The retirement of the A-10 is being pushed back to 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Airman 1st Class Jesse Shipps)

    A-10 Warthog’s Retirement Set for 2022 in New Defense Budget

    The U.S. military’s retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, nicknamed the “Warthog,” has been set for 2022 in the forthcoming defense budget, revealed Secretary of... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2016 file photo, customers wait to buy lottery tickets at the Blue Bird liguor store in Hawthorne, Calif. With hours to go and $63 million on the line, the mystery remains: Where’s the winning California Lottery ticket - the one sold last Aug. 8, that is - and why hasn’t somebody cashed it? Whatever the reason, it won’t be a good enough excuse if the 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 deadline passes and nobody produces the ticket at a lottery office. The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Chatsworth neighborhood of Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

    California State Lottery Officials Sued by Man Who Says Officials Destroyed His $63 Million Winning Ticket

    California State Lottery officials say no one showed up with the winning ticket for the $63 million jackpot, or submitted a verified claim for the... Read more

  • (Fairfax Police Department Photos)

    Police Searching for Missing 22-Year-Old Woman in Fairfax, Virginia

    Police in Virginia have sent out an alert about a missing Fairfax woman. Sarah Waye, 22, was last seen around 3:40 p.m. on Feb. 3,... Read more

  • Aedes aegypti mosquitos in various stages of development are displayed at en exhibition on Dengue fever on January 28, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Florida Readies for a Fight With Zika Virus

    MIAMI—Florida’s history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus. In 2014,... Read more

  • In this Dec. 9, 2015, pool file photo, crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. (Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

    Massive LA-area Gas Leak Could Be Capped in a Week

    LOS ANGELES—A California official outlined a plan Thursday to cap a massive Los Angeles-area gas leak by the end of next week. The final phase... Read more

  • In this April 2, 2015, photo, a crowd gathers for a huge 15-county job fair at The Colonnade in Ringgold, Ga. (Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

    Friday’s Jobs Report Could Ease US Recession Fears. Or Not

    WASHINGTON—U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession... Read more

  • Democratic Presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a CNN and the New Hampshire Democratic Party hosted Democratic Presidential Town Hall at the Derry Opera House on February 3, 2016 in Derry, New Hampshire. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Poll: Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton 2 to 1 in New Hampshire

    Hillary Clinton has been trailing Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire for months, but days before the primary booths open, the gap between the two has... Read more

  • An 8-month-old female sea lion pup is shown where it was found sleeping in a booth of the Marine Room, an upscale restaurant in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego on Feb. 4. (Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld via AP)

    Starving Sea Lion Found in San Diego, California, Restaurant

    SAN DIEGO—A starving sea lion has been rescued after finding its way into the booth of a fancy San Diego restaurant. Experts at SeaWorld were... Read more

  • collage

    Cosby case could hinge on 2 issues: deposition and accusers

    PHILADELPHIA—With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use... Read more

  • Chicago police investigators work outside a home where the bodies of six people were found after police performed a well being check Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Chicago. Interim police Superintendent John Escalante told reporters the bodies of four men, one woman and a child have been found inside a home on the city's South Side in what Escalante said could be a murder-suicide. Escalante says police entered the house in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood after receiving a call from a co-worker to check on a man who lived there. He missed two days of work, which was unusual. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Police: 6 Dead in Gage Park, Chicago Home in Possible Murder-Suicide

      CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city’s... Read more

  • Members of the Chinese regime's People's Liberation Army participate in a large-scale military parade in Beijing on Sept. 3. The U.S. secretary of defense, Ash Carter, warned that China and Russia are prepping for a rapid form of war. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

    China and Russia Developing Weapons for Use in Rapid War, Says US Defense Secretary

    The United States will be shifting its approach to defense in the coming year, and the new budget will move from a focus on fighting... Read more

  • (Facebook screenshot)

    VIDEO: Florida Men Capture Great White Shark on Camera

    A fisherman has recorded a now-viral video of a Great White shark off the coast of Florida. The shark footage, captured near Ponce Inlet, located... Read more

  • Beth Cobert, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee  hearing on her nomination.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Senators Grill Personnel Office Nominee Over Data Hack

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Personnel Management on Thursday promised to strengthen the agency’s cybersecurity and information technology systems... Read more

  • 09az

    2 Bodies Found in Submerged Car in Southwest Miami-Dade

    Two bodies were discovered in a submerged car in a Southwest Miami-Dade canal, according to reports on Thursday. The car matches a description of a... Read more

  • Devil's Backbone trail highlighted on a screenshot  of Google Maps. (Google Maps/Epoch Times)

    Hiker Falls to Death Trying to Help Friend on Mount Baldy

    WESTMINSTER, Calif.—Authorities say a 23-year-old man fell to his death on Southern California’s Mount Baldy when he reached out his hand to save a friend... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    FBI Identifies Suspected Drug Dealers in Western Pennsylvania Heroin Overdoses

    PITTSBURGH—Investigators were working on arrests linked to roughly 30 nonfatal heroin overdoses in recent days as federal and local law enforcement teamed up in hopes... Read more

  • Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. More than a dozen states over the past two years have strengthened laws meant to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns. (AP Photo/ John Beale)

    States Taking Action to Keep Guns Out of Abusers’ Hands

    IOWA CITY, Iowa—More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers,... Read more

  • Betty Morrell, left, and her birthmother, Lena Pierce, 96, are reunited at the Greater Binghamton Airport. Morrell’s granddaughter, Kimberly Miccio, holding her own daughter, accompanied Morrell to Binghamton from Spring Hill, Fla., where they both live. Jan. 15, 2016 (Kimberly Miccio via AP)

    Woman, 82, Tracks Down and Meets 96-Year-Old Birth Mother

    Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks... Read more

  • U.S. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton speaks with students about Black History Month alongside a statue of Martin Luther King Jr., during a tour of the Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 20, 2014. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    America’s Mission: Eradicating Discrimination, Prejudice, Racism

    The immortal words authored by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence honor America and all who cherish freedom, liberty, and human dignity. “We hold... Read more

  • OxyContin pills at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt., on Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

    17,000 Opioid Deaths a Year? Don’t Blame the Patients

    More than 17,000 people are dying every year in the United States from opioid overdoses. Emergency room admissions for opioids other than heroin leaped from 299,000... Read more

  • The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., in February 2010. (Architect of the Capitol/USCapitol/Flickr)

    How to Tell if Congress Is Working Again

    There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more,... Read more

  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA). (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

    YOLA at Super Bowl 50

    At a holiday concert in Lafayette Park in Los Angeles last December, the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at Heart of Los Angeles, known as... Read more

  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris, on Nov. 30, 2015. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

    Optimistic Trudeau Administration Brings Canada Closer to US Democrats

    For a decade, Stephen Harper remained Canada’s prime minister largely through a combination of opposition ineffectiveness, fear mongering about crime and terrorism, and his ability... Read more

  • Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau arrives to give a press conference in Ottawa on Oct. 20, 2015, after winning the general elections. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Trudeau Government: A U.S. View

    Someone said that the Canadians held an election last year, and there is a new “sheriff” in Ottawa? Or was it a new rock star... Read more

  • A trader is reflected in a market screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City on Aug. 25, 2015. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    America’s Economic Freedom Has Rapidly Declined Under Obama

    Millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty thanks to rising economic freedom. But by sharp contrast, America’s economic freedom has been on... Read more

  • A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, in Soyapango, 6 kilometers east of San Salvador, on Jan. 27, 2016. Health authorities have issued a national alert against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the Zika virus which might cause microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)

    What Really Threatens America: Zika, Cancer, or ISIS?

    The unfolding information about the Zika virus and saddening images of babies infected with microcephaly should really scare us all. The disease has spread “explosively”... Read more

  • Jeremy R. Haft, CEO of SafeSource Trading, an export trading firm, and co-founder and chairman of Caracal Strategies, a business advisory firm, speaks at the East-West Center, July 20, on his new book, "Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth about China’s Economic Miracle." Haft has started and built companies in China for nearly two decades. (Gary Feuerberg/Epoch Times)

    New Book Sets Record Straight on the Economic ‘Rise of China’

    WASHINGTON—The commonly held view that China is a manufacturing juggernaut about to eclipse the United States and is taking away millions of jobs from Americans... Read more

  • An Obamacare sign is seen on the UniVista Insurance company office in Miami, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2015. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Millionaires Get Obamacare Tax Credits—and It’s Completely Legal

    Millionaires are qualifying for Obamacare subsidies meant to assist low-income Americans who are unable to afford health care, thanks to a flaw in the law... Read more

  • Aerial photograph from the north of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center on the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., in 2008. (NIH, Public Domain)

    Taxpayers Aren’t Propping Up Big Pharma

    Like your iPhone? Federal officials designed it. Couldn’t live without the Internet? Thank Uncle Sam—he invented it. Sick and need a new medicine? Don’t worry—the... Read more

  • Jewel thief Doris Payne speaks during an interview in Atlanta on Jan. 11, 2016. The 85-year-old has managed to walk off with pricey jewels in countless thefts around the world for over six decades. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    ‘I was a thief’: Jewel-Pilfering Woman Reflects on Life

    ATLANTA—Doris Payne exudes a seemingly effortless elegance, her white hair neatly smoothed back and gold hoops dangling from her ears. She speaks calmly and deliberately,... Read more

  • A U.S. Army soldier, from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, walks his tour at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Dec. 22, 2012. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

    America’s Reawakening Demands Collaboration

    During my seven years of coaching my son’s baseball team, along with many years as an educator, I continually witnessed the lack of parental involvement... Read more

  • Hampton Creek Foods CEO Josh Tetrick holds the yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, in San Francisco, on Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Mushy Peas? Not Anymore. Peas Are a Superfood!

    Legumes are a curious food. Some say they are a superfood. They are indeed the only food that gets prominent double billing in the USDA’s... Read more

  • A military officer stands guard near the entrance to Camp VI at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba on March 30, 2013. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Number of Detainees at Guantánamo Dwindling—91 Left

    WASHINGTON—At President Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 12, he reiterated his intention to close the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base,... Read more

  • Jameca McGhee's father used to write her letters from prison. After he died, she learned how much effort he put into them. (Courtesy of Jameca McGhee)

    For People With Disabilities: Four Deadly Words in Georgia

    In Georgia, four little words mean the difference between life and death for a small subset of people. The Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that... Read more

  • Barbara Noel, mother of Michael Noel, discusses the fatal shooting of her son in St. Martinville, La., on Jan. 21, 2016. Investigators have released few details about Michael Noel's fatal shooting on the evening of Dec. 21. (AP Photo/Paul Kieu)

    Mentally Ill Man’s Deadly Shooting Fits Troubling Pattern

    ST. MARTINVILLE, La.—On the day her son was killed, Barbara Noel saw familiar signs that the 32-year-old needed help: Michael Noel was guzzling coffee and... Read more

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. (Achill Family/Flickr, CC BY)

    Federal Control of Western Land: Two Perspectives

    Why are many people—including the militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon—angry that the federal government owns almost half of the land in... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he speaks at a campaign rally in Florence, S.C., on Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Trump Returns to Debate Stage; Rubio to Face Onslaught

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—An aggrieved Donald Trump returns to the debate stage Saturday night hoping to find his way into the winner’s circle in New Hampshire,... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles while speaking at a rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Trump Campaign Shows a Different Side After Iowa Loss

    EXETER, N.H.—Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads... Read more

  • In this Jan. 21, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures while speaking during a rally on the campus of Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Clinton Moves Aggressively to Hold Off Sanders

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Hillary Clinton has been here before, watching a political rival generate youthful enthusiasm with lofty proposals she believes are going unchallenged. So on... Read more

  • Patrolman James Pittman poses for a selfie with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign stop at police headquarters in Manchester, N.H. on Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Trump Campaign Shows a Different Side After Iowa Loss

    EXETER, N.H.—Stung by his second-place finish in Iowa, Donald Trump is facing new pressure to prove he can translate his massive crowds and poll leads... Read more

  • Caucus attendees sign in as they arrive at a Democratic Party Caucus at Jackson Township Fire Station on February 1, (Michael B. thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

    Des Moines Register Calls for Audit of Iowa Democratic Caucus Results: ‘Something Smells’

    Iowa’s most prominent newspaper has called for an audit of the Iowa Democratic caucus results following an extremely close race. The Democrat Party declared Hillary... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., addresses the crowd at a campaign rally at Grand View University in Des Monies, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

    Watch: Bernie Sanders Rushes to Save Man Who Fell Unconscious on Stage

    At a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a reporter on stage fainted and fell onto the stage, unconscious, sending a audible thud... Read more

  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., discusses proposed legislation to help Flint, Mich. with their current water crisis, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Senate Democrats Block Energy Bill in Impasse Over Flint

    WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a comprehensive energy bill after majority Republicans balked over hundreds of millions of dollars in emergency federal aid... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participate in the Democratic Candidates Debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube on Jan. 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Democratic Race Down to Just Two: Clinton, Sanders Face Off

    DURHAM, N.H.—Their race newly energized, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head into the first one-on-one debate of the Democratic presidential contest Thursday night in a tussle over... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks at a town hall style meeting for employees at C & S Wholesalers on February 2, 2016 in Keene, New Hampshire. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Watch: Jeb Bush Tells New Hampshire Audience to ‘Please Clap’

    Low-energy indeed. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who finished with just 2.8 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, has been campaigning in New... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at a town hall campaign event, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Henniker, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Donald Trump Claims Ted Cruz Committed Fraud, Calls for New Iowa Election

    Donald Trump says Ted Cruz committed fraud by telling Iowa voters that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the race and telling the voters... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop at the Claremont Opera House, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Claremont, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Scenes of ‘Chaos’ Across Iowa Leave Voters Wondering If Correct Winner Was Called on Caucus Night

    “Chaotic” scenes across a number of Iowa precincts have voters wondering if the correct winner was called on caucus night. On the Democratic side, the... Read more

  • Senator  Rand Paul (R-TX) speaks during a caucus day rally at his Des Moines headquarters on February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Quits 2016 GOP Presidential Race

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, in Milford, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Donald Trump Vows to Beat up ISIS at New Hampshire Rally, Slams Ted Cruz for Telling Iowa Voters Ben Carson Quit

    Donald Trump returned to top form at a New Hampshire rally on Tuesday, telling the crowd that they should want him as commander in chief... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at Iowa State Fairgrounds, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Cruz Says He Doesn’t Want to Forget Lessons of 2000 Election

    Except for the crumbs on his shirt, Ted Cruz’s doughnuts are gone. And as midnight nears during a flight to New Hampshire, the newly minted... Read more

  • In this Jan. 5, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Rubio Picks up Endorsements From Arkansas Leaders

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Two Arkansas congressmen and the state’s lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, throwing their support behind the U.S... Read more

  • In this Thursday, June 4, 2009 file photo, U.S. President Barack Obama tours the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Obama to Make First Visit of His Presidency to a US Mosque

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama’s first visit to a U.S. mosque comes as Muslim-Americans say they’re confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds. Obama is... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

    Clinton’s Narrow Win Sparks Nervousness Among Supporters

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Hillary Clinton emerged from Iowa with a razor-thin victory over Bernie Sanders — and a new round of nervous second-guessing from supporters. Topping... Read more

  • The Capitol reawakens to a bright sunrise and sub-freezing temperatures in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, 2016, as lawmakers return to work. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House GOP to Vote to Repeal Obama’s Health Care Law

    WASHINGTON—Republicans launched their latest, doomed try to kill President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul on Tuesday. With no chance of succeeding, the House vote was... Read more

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Donald Trump Takes to Twitter to Celebrate Getting Second Place in Iowa: ‘Great Honor’

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he’s not worried after losing to Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus. Instead, Trump tweeted the morning after the... Read more

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives at a campaign event on Feb. 2 in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Hillary Clinton Officially Wins Iowa Caucus Over Bernie Sanders as Democratic Party Says There Won’t Be a Recount

    DES MOINES, Iowa—Hillary Clinton has narrowly won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, outpacing a surprisingly strong challenge from Bernie Sanders to claim the first victory in... Read more


    Top