Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues.
The White House says President Barack Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a plan to impose higher taxes on the wealthy and use the revenue to help middle-class families. Congress would have to agree, and lawmakers have rebuffed Obama's earlier proposals to eliminate certain tax provisions and spend the money on road and bridge repair, for example.
President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.
As the leading GOP prospects for the White House ramp up their national outreach, Republicans unveiled plans Friday for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on the Democratic candidate heading toward Election Day.
Republicans meeting in California have re-elected party chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus), a once little-known Wisconsin lawyer who supporters say has turned the GOP organization around.
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's been delivering a message to potential donors and staffers urging him to jump head-first into a campaign for president: Relax.
Arizona on Thursday became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation.
Renewing a push for paid leave for workers, President Barack Obama on Thursday will call on Congress, states and cities to pass measures to allow tens of millions of workers to earn up to a week of paid sick time a year, the White House said.
Mitt Romney's unexpected step into the 2016 presidential contest is drawing enthusiasm from the GOP's most passionate conservatives.
As Hillary Rodham Clinton builds up her expected presidential campaign, she's recruiting veterans of President Barack Obama's two successful White House runs, signaling to supporters that she's taking steps to avoid a repeat of her failed 2008 bid.
An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted last week on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink, according to records made available Tuesday.
With Mitt Romney's move in the past week toward launching a third run for president, there are three high-profile Republicans from the party's mainstream suddenly competing for the same group of elite donors and staffing talent, just as the crowded 2016 presidential primary season begins.
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.
The GOP's crowded 2016 presidential field shifted sharply Monday as Paul Ryan, the party's last vice presidential nominee, bowed out, while two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marched toward his third campaign and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepped closer to his first.