U.S. Politics

Keystone Votes Miss Mark in Senate

A key vote to move forward the legislation for Keystone XL oil pipeline fell short on a vote of 53-39 on Monday in the U.S. Senate. The vote was aimed at cutting the debate on legislation to approve the controversial pipeline project but was short of the required 60 votes after Senate Democrats, angry with […]

Presidential Candidates in GOP Have Tough Balancing Act

The most wide-open presidential nomination race for the Republican Party in memory had an unofficial opening on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. The event highlighted again the difficult path the candidates will have as they attempt to attract support from the conservative base of the party without compromising hopes of winning the general election. In […]

Clinton Leads Polls For Presidential Hopefuls

Hillary Clintons holds a lead of double digits over potential challengers for the Republican Party Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush as the likely presidential candidate from the Democratic Party moves closer to formally entering the race shows a new poll. Although Romney, Bush and Clinton are longtime politicians and part of political dynasties, voters are […]

Economic Proposals by Obama Add to 2016 Growing Debate

With both political parties on Capitol Hill fixated on coming up with new ideas to help the middle class in America, President Obama on Tuesday in his State of the Union Address called for free community college, more tax increases for the wealthy and paid and guaranteed sick leave. During his first six years as […]

Ted Cruz: Democrats Will Be Victorious If GOP Candidate is Moderate

Texas Senator Ted Cruz predicted on Sunday that the Democrats would maintain the White House in the next election if the Republicans were to select as their nominee a moderate. Speaking at the Team Party Convention of South Carolina Cruz, who is a possible candidate for the presidency, referred disparagingly to consultants in politics, as […]

Romney Signals an Interest in Running for President Again

Mitt Romney on Friday was clear that he spent the past week conveying to Republicans in private across the U.S. that he is considering running again for the White House in 2016. I am giving serious consideration to my future, said Romney to a group of other Republicans that had gathered for the winter meetings […]

Treasury Nominee Withdraws Due to Opposition

Antonio Weiss who is a Lazard senior investment banker withdrew his name for consideration as a senior official in the Treasury Department on Monday in the face of opposition and will instead be a counselor to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Weiss was nominated for the position of Under Secretary of the Treasury in the area […]

Republicans Take Over Congress on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Republicans will take control of both chambers of Congress. It is the first time in the past eight years and leaders of the GOP plan to move rapidly to confront the President and showcase their conservatism, including dismantling regulations set up by the government and austere budget cuts. However, the continuing divisions […]

GOP Leaders Want Controversy Over Steve Scalise to End

Leaders of the House Republicans have shown support for Steve Scalise a Representative from Louisiana since it became public that he had appeared 12 years prior before an organization that was white supremacist, suggesting they think this controversy will blow over. At the same time, some members of the Democrats have criticized Scalise, but have […]

Obama Threatens Veto to Counter Republican Congress

The new U.S. Congress has yet to be sworn in. However, President Barack Obama already has warned about his plans to veto in order to counter initiatives from the incoming GOP majority. Obama, despite almost constant friction with Republicans in Congress the past couple of years, rarely has used the veto powers he has as […]