AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:44:22 -0500 APNewsBreak: Obama ties foreign profits tax to public works Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:04:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--Budget/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Budget c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:2e3 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget will propose an ambitious six-year, $478 billion public works program of highway, bridge and transit upgrades, half of it financed with a one-time mandatory tax on profits that U.S. companies have amassed overseas, White House officials said. Regulators prepare rules on payday loans to shield borrowers Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:11:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--Payday.Loans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Payday.Loans c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:33a WASHINGTON (AP) — Troubled by consumer complaints and loopholes in state laws, federal regulators are putting together the first-ever rules on payday loans aimed at helping cash-strapped borrowers avoid falling into a cycle of high-rate debt. A look at rates for payday loan usage, broken down by state Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:12:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--Payday.Loans-State.Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Payday.Loans-State.Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:33b The share of people in each state who reported taking out a payday loan in the past five years, which ranged from 1 percent to 13 percent, according to a 2012 survey by Pew Charitable Trusts. Because the Pew survey was only conducted in the continental U.S., the figures do not include Alaska or Hawaii. In cases where states had too few survey respondents, the percentage is not reported and marked with an X: For Clinton, deciding how to prepare for a low-key primary Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:29:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--DEM.2016-Clinton/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DEM.2016-Clinton c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:316 WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge ahead for Hillary Rodham Clinton is one faced by few White House hopefuls: running a primary campaign in which she faces little competition, if any at all. Where the Democratic contenders stand in the 2016 race Sun, 01 Feb 2015 07:27:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--DEM.2016-Where.They.Stand/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DEM.2016-Where.They.Stand c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:317 WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlike the active jockeying among Republicans thinking about running for president, there is little public action among the Democratic considering a White House bid. Here's a look at where they stand. Officials meet to address safety after aviation calamities Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:29:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--Aviation.Safety.Summit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Aviation.Safety.Summit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:318 WASHINGTON (AP) — Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe. 5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:30:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US--Obama.Budget-5.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama.Budget-5.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-430 WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick quiz: Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:11:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US--Net.Neutrality-News.Guide/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Net.Neutrality-News.Guide c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-39a WASHINGTON (AP) — Whose Internet is it anyway? Pile of daunting challenges ahead for next defense secretary Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:14:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US-Carter_s-Challenges/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Carter_s-Challenges c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3a7 WASHINGTON (AP) — As defense secretary, Ashton Carter would face a daunting pile of problems at home and abroad. And then there are the unforeseen crises, the ones that explode onto a Pentagon chief's agenda without warning. Trade trip to Britain adds to Chris Christie's 2016 resume Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:25:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--GOP.2016-Christie-London/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Christie-London c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:204 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — As he considers a White House run, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's third trip abroad in recent months provides an opportunity to build his foreign policy resume and test whether he has the temperament for the world stage. Romney's exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:14:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US--GOP.2016/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-392 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney's exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing of donors who had remained loyal to the 2012 Republican nominee. Obama's choice as ambassador to Mexico withdraws her name Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:59:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--United.States-Mexico/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-Mexico c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:b6 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. Obama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IS Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:31:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US-Japan-Islamic-State-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Japan-Islamic-State-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-ce WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling the slaying of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act." DeLay: Rick Perry's White House hopes likely hurt by charges Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:38:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/01/US--Tom.DeLay-Perry/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Tom.DeLay-Perry c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-8c HOUSTON (AP) — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Saturday he can relate to any fallout from the indictment dogging former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, noting his own nearly decade-long legal fight that cost him his powerful congressional post and public career. Kerry: 'Enormous interest' in new relationship with Cuba Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:10:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US--Kerry-Canada-Mexico/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Kerry-Canada-Mexico c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-183 BOSTON (AP) — North America has an "enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico. Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:42:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US-Budget/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Budget c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2cb WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care. Obama mingles with power brokers at Alfalfa Club luncheon Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:54:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-29a WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama mingled with Washington power brokers at an Alfalfa Club luncheon. Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:29:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US--Chicago.Mayor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Chicago.Mayor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-366 CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff isn't taking any chances. Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:06:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US-Autos-Air-Bag-Recall/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Autos-Air-Bag-Recall c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-356 NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:44:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US-Congress-Medical-Device-Tax/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Congress-Medical-Device-Tax c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-432 WASHINGTON (AP) — It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate's 100 members embraced it. With Republicans now controlling both chambers of Congress, the chances for repealing the 2.3 percent tax on medical devices are better than ever.