AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:26:38 -0500 Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:58:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Net.Neutrality/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Net.Neutrality c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:16f5 WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic. 5 things to know about 'net neutrality' Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:55:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Net.Neutrality-5.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Net.Neutrality-5.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1ad7 WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote Thursday to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry: House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:59:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US-Congress-Homeland/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Congress-Homeland c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:16f2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. GOP's Jeb Bush working to reassert conservative credentials Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:48:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Bush_s.Challenge/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Bush_s.Challenge c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1a41 OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — As Florida's governor, Jeb Bush was among the nation's most conservative state chief executives. He's quietly embarking on work to convince the right flank of the Republican Party that he would be that same kind of conservative in the White House. Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:10:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/27/US--IRS-Lost.Emails/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--IRS-Lost.Emails c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1c0a WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal. Jindal tells GOP Congress to 'grow a spine' on DHS funding Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:33:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Jindal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Jindal c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1b67 OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday had a tough message for fellow Republicans who were wrestling with how to fund the Homeland Security Department: "Grow a spine." US: China is expanding its South China Sea outposts Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:05:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--United.States-South.China.Sea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--United.States-South.China.Sea c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:18f3 WASHINGTON (AP) — China is expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stationing for ships and potential airfields as part of its "aggressive" effort to exert sovereignty, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday. Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:35:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Walker/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Walker c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1b66 OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. Obama celebrates Black History Month, ahead of Selma visit Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:02:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Obama-Black.History.Month/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Black.History.Month c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1b4c WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday celebrated what he called "the central role that African-Americans have played in every aspect of American life." First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change' Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:43:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US-Michelle-Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Michelle-Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:19c0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that's been made is "incredibly fragile." Bush: I'm a conservative, with a record of fiscal prudence Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:15:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/27/US-GOP-2016-Bush/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-GOP-2016-Bush c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1c22 PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In an impassioned speech to an influential anti-tax group, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ticked though eight years of tax cuts and economic growth, and said it could be done nationally, should he continue on his path to an all-but-declared Republican candidacy for president. Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide' Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:41:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Missouri.Auditor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Missouri.Auditor c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:19e7 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview. Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:27:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Obama-Trade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Trade c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1b08 WASHINGTON (AP) — Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama's game plan. What happens, and does not, in Homeland shutdown Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:12:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Congress-Homeland-5.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Homeland-5.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1850 WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at expected consequences if lawmakers don't solve the budget impasse that could shut parts of the Homeland Security Department at midnight Friday night: What determines the perfect candidate for 2016? Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:59:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--GOP.2016-Perfect.Candidate/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Perfect.Candidate c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:16f6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Let's say, for a moment, that America has given you the job of picking the perfect candidate for president. Good luck, Mr. or Ms. Voter, deciding what they've got to have — and what they can do without. Senate votes to award congressional medal to Selma marchers Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:35:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Senate-Selma/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Senate-Selma c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1b34 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to award the Congressional Gold Medal to honor those who participated in the historic Selma civil rights protest 50 years ago, enduring police violence as they peacefully marched for the right to vote. Carly Fiorina ramps up Hillary Clinton attacks at C-PAC Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:57:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Fiorina/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-CPAC-Fiorina c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1aa0 OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina, the only woman known to be contemplating a Republican presidential bid, is ramping up attacks on likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. With poll, Obama foundation hints at library's likely site Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:20:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Obama.Library/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama.Library c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:16f8 WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago. Capitol Hill Buzz: Pelosi teases Reid with dark glasses Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:25:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US-Pelosi_s-Shady-Gibe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Pelosi_s-Shady-Gibe c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1967 WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedy on Capitol Hill — the intentional kind, anyway — is pretty rare. Kerry heading to Switzerland for next round of nuclear talks Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:45:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/02/26/US--Kerry/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Kerry c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1a0a WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland next week for a meeting with his Russian counterpart and to resume nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister.