Members of Hillary Rodham Clinton's party are watching closely how the former secretary of state outlines steps to address income inequality and economic anxieties for middle-class families. Some members of the party's liberal wing remain wary of Clinton's ties to Wall Street, six-figure speaking fees and protective bubble.
The health care company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that the former Florida governor told Tenet's board of directors that he would step down at the end of the year. Bush has been a director since 2007.
Few outside their home states will notice, but these governors and their policies could wind up in the national campaign picture.
Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left.
Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections.
Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Barack Obama and Republicans joined forces to override Democratic complaints that the bill would also ease bank regulations imposed after the economy's near-collapse in 2008.
CIA Director John Brennan, responding to the Senate torture report, acknowledged Thursday in a rare televised news conference that "abhorrent" tactics were used on terror detainees and said it was "unknown and unknowable" whether the harsh treatment yielded crucial intelligence that could have been gained in any other way.
Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on programs for young learners.
Abu Zubaydah was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the first to vanish into the spy agency's secret prisons, the first subjected to grinding white noise and sleep deprivation tactics and the first to gasp under the simulated drowning of waterboarding.
A prominent liberal group is urging Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to seek the White House in 2016 and plans to spend $1 million in support of a new effort in early presidential primary states.
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he won't make up his mind about running for president until the middle of next year, but doesn't feel pressure to announce sooner because most people expect that he will.
Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.
Senate investigators have delivered a damning indictment of CIA interrogation practices after the 9/11 attacks, accusing the agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners with tactics that went well beyond legal limits.
The report from the Senate Intelligence Committee will be the first public accounting of the CIA's use of torture on al-Qaida detainees held in secret facilities in Europe and Asia in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.