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Is Snyder considering a run for the White House?
April 17, 2015 11:34 pm
People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund allowing him to travel the country and tell of the state's rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential Republican presidential bid.
Congress pushes more trade powers for Obama
April 16, 2015 8:59 pm
A Congressional agreement could give Obama the power to fast track trade deals — a crucial step towards signing free trade deals with other nations.
Is the recent media spotlight bad for Clinton?
April 16, 2015 9:49 pm
Since her announcement, Hillary Clinton has come under scrutiny for a range of issues from Clinton Foundation donations to her tipping habits.
Bernanke says new gig not a conflict of interest
April 16, 2015 2:47 pm
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be working as an adviser for one of Wall Street's largest hedge funds.
The Clinton Foundation limits foreign donation
April 16, 2015 8:22 am
The Clinton Foundation placed limitations on its foreign government donors after Hillary Clinton announced she's running for president.
Congressional oversight Iran bill moves forward
April 14, 2015 5:34 pm
Members of Congress are trying to assert influence over any future deal with Iran with a bill they hope can override any veto.
Obama plans visit to 50th state South Dakota
April 13, 2015 11:28 pm
President Obama has visited 49 states so far, and he's planning a trip to South Dakota in May to round off the list.
Rubio's first challenge: Immigration stance
April 14, 2015 1:19 am
Marco Rubio is running for president, but his comments on immigration could hamper his chances of winning the GOP primary.
How a meme helped redefine Hillary Clinton
April 12, 2015 6:37 pm
After failing to draw young supporters in 2008, Clinton and her team have found a new public image that's, in part, built off a popular meme.
How Marco Rubio could spoil Jeb Bush's campaign
April 13, 2015 6:40 pm
Marco Rubio is running for president, which could be a problem for Jeb Bush. The two share a home state, donors and strong ties to Latino voters.
Hillary Clinton launches 2016 campaign
April 12, 2015 3:24 pm
Clinton's 2016 presidential bid formally began Sunday, and the lessons from her 2008 campaign are front and center.
Why Cuba plan could outlast Obama's presidency
April 12, 2015 11:07 am
President Obama and Raul Castro's meeting Saturday was historic, but what will happen to the U.S.-Cuba diplomatic thaw after Obama leaves office?
Rand Paul offer college tuition tax plan
April 11, 2015 8:25 am
Presidential hopeful Rand Paul told a crowd at the University of Iowa he thinks college tuitions should be entirely tax deductible.
A look at the Obamas' and Bidens' tax returns
April 10, 2015 6:39 pm
The Obamas and the Bidens just released their 2014 tax returns; here's a breakdown of the big takeaways.
Clinton's campaign will be a little different
April 10, 2015 3:02 pm
Hillary Clinton is expected to announce her presidential campaign, but she's doing it a bit differently, reflecting her fame and lack of competition.
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