One of longest shots, Republican Pataki announces White House bid

Former New York Governor George Pataki announced on Thursday he will run for the White House in 2016, becoming one of the longest shots in a crowded Republican presidential nomination contest.

With two years left, Obama getting tough on critics

Just as Congress is hitting something of a bipartisan stride on such issues as Medicare, Iran and trade, President Barack Obama and his White House team have decided to go after their Republican critics, picking fights and scornfully calling them out by name.

As Clinton eyes presidency, so does Republican Rubio

US Democrats have their 2016 presidential frontrunner in Hillary Clinton, but the Republican field remains wide open -- and it got even wider Monday, with first-term Senator Marco Rubio joining the race.

Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul skeptical on Iran deal

 Newly minted 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul said on Wednesday he was skeptical of the framework agreement to contain Iran`s nuclear program but accused his fellow Republicans of "beating the drums for war."

Republican letter to Iran shakes trust in US: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Wednesday at a letter by Republican senators to Iran against the nuclear talks he is leading, saying it threatened global trust in America.

A different sort of Bush: policy wonk Jeb faces campaign image test

In Republican Jeb Bush, Americans are seeing a different sort of Bush on their TV screens: a policy wonk who wears horn-rimmed glasses and has neither his brother`s famous Texas swagger nor his father`s patrician air.

Democrats agree to plan to fund Homeland Department

Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

Obama unfit to be commander-in-chief: Bobby Jindal

Republican leader Bobby Jindal has said that Barack Obama is unfit to be commander-in-chief, as he slammed the US President for repeatedly refusing to commit resources needed to defeat radical Islamic terrorists.

Republican presidential aspirant slams Obama's foreign policy

A top Republican presidential aspirant has slammed President Barack Obama's foreign policy, saying his "inconsistent and indecisive" administration has led the US to lose "the trust and the confidence" of friends.

Obama includes Republicans in big delegation to meet new Saudi King

President Barack Obama will fly a 30-member delegation, including top officials and Republican foreign policy veterans, to Riyadh on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia`s new King Salman as the crisis in neighboring Yemen continues to boil.

Committee created to boost Bobby Jindal presidential bid

Republican supporters of Gov Bobby Jindal have created a fund raising committee to back a possible 2016 presidential campaign by the Louisiana governor.

Bolstered by economy, Obama faces hostile Congress

Barack Obama faces the massed ranks of Congress on Tuesday for the first time since his party lost control there, but don`t expect him to cut a humbler figure.

Republican Jeb Bush forms 'Right to Rise' group

Republican Jeb Bush is forming a political action committee as he moves closer to a prospective White House bid.

Barack Obama says Sony hack was not `an act of war`

North Korea`s alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.

Jeb Bush explores 2016 US presidential run

Jeb Bush is actively exploring a run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, making the former Florida governor with the famous political last name one of the first major Republicans to formally move toward a possible candidacy.

Republican-led House blocks Obama immigration plan

In a symbolic rebuke to US President Barack Obama`s unilateral action on immigration, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted Thursday to block his plan to shield millions of people from deportation.

US Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

The Senate has blocked a bill to end bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Republican wins US Senate race in Alaska

A Republican won Alaska's US Senate race a week after Election Day, further expanding the opposition party's majority.

White House and Republican leadership spar on immigration

Within days of Republicans gaining hold of the US Congress, the White House and Grand Old Party leadership appeared to be headed for confrontation over the crucial immigration reforms.

Obama, Republican leaders test will for compromise

President Barack Obama and the congressional leadership sit down for lunch at the White House on Friday to search for ways to cooperate and try to break Washington's gridlock when Republicans take control of both chambers in the next Congress.