AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:24:27 -0400 US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:18:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/18/US--Global.Finance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Global.Finance c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-6ce WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world economy. Huckabee to share 2016 plans in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:45:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--GOP.2016-Huckabee/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Huckabee c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-902 WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday that he will tell supporters on May 5 in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton whether or not he will seek the Republicans' presidential nomination. 5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:06:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/18/US-George-Bush-Spokeswoman_s-Book-5-Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-George-Bush-Spokeswoman_s-Book-5-Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-6cd WASHINGTON (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel. Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:51:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--Common.Core-Opting.Out/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Common.Core-Opting.Out c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-969 ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. China: New bank to enhance international finance system Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:40:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--Global.Finance-China.Bank/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Global.Finance-China.Bank c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-992 WASHINGTON (AP) — China's proposed infrastructure bank for Asia is intended to complement, not replace, existing lenders dominated by the U.S. and Japan, a senior Chinese official said Friday. Fiorina says she'd neutralize Clinton's gender arguments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:21:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/18/US--GOP.2016-Fiorina/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Fiorina c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-6cc NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race. Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:38:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--GOP.2016-New.Hampshire/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-New.Hampshire c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-9f5 NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class. Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:07:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--Congress-Trade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Congress-Trade c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-da8 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo." Clinton cautious about Obama's Pacific trade deal Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:14:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--DEM.2016-Clinton/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DEM.2016-Clinton c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-9ba WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will be closely watching efforts by the Obama administration to negotiate a broad trade policy pact with Pacific nations that's raising concerns over potential harm to workers. Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:59:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--GOP.2016-Snyder/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Snyder c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-901 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund allowing him to travel the country to more aggressively tell of the state's rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential Republican presidential bid. Global finance leaders see economy strengthening Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:25:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--Global.Finance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Global.Finance c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-d95 WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will default on its bailout loans. The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:57:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US-GOP-2016-New-Hampshire-The-Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-GOP-2016-New-Hampshire-The-Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-cbf 8:30 p.m. (EDT) Fiorina aims to keep Clinton from playing the 'gender card' Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:52:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US-GOP-2016-Fiorina/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-GOP-2016-Fiorina c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-b05 NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race. Obama open to 'creative negotiations' on Iran sanctions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:55:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--Obama-Iran/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Iran c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-b4a WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday left open the door to "creative negotiations" in response to Iran's demand that punishing sanctions be immediately lifted as part of a nuclear deal, even though the initial agreement calls for the penalties to be removed over time. Peevish or loaded for bear _ Obama getting tough on critics Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:01:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--Obama-Tough.Talk/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Tough.Talk c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-a59 WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Obama: World would be 'pretty barren' without poetry Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:25:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US-Obama-Poetry/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Poetry c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-968 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says poetry helps people understand themselves and each other and says the world would be "pretty barren" without it. GOP contenders gather in NH: 5 things to watch for Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:22:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US--GOP.2016-New.Hampshire-5.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-New.Hampshire-5.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-d96 NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Nearly 20 Republican White House prospects will court presidential primary voters in New Hampshire this weekend at a state GOP meeting in Nashua. It's the first gathering of its kind in the first-in-the-nation primary state this year and offers no shortage of intriguing storylines as Republican contenders across the political spectrum deliver speeches, answer questions and work to stand out in the crowd. Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:15:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/APFN-US--United.States-Italy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_APFN-US--United.States-Italy c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-d97 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged Friday to work more intensely with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on threats coming from instability in Libya that have led to an influx of migrants across the Mediterranean. Ex-US Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:15:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US-Obit-Griffin/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obit-Griffin c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-b04 DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91. Obama invites Mideast leaders to White House, Camp David Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:35:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/04/17/US-Obama-Mideast/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Mideast c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-c69 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has invited the heads of Gulf Cooperation Council countries to the White House and then to Camp David. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear capabilities and the turmoil in Yemen are topics high on the agenda.