AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:24:25 -0500 Obama budget offers contrasts, long-shot deals with GOP Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:09:49 -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) — With a blend of tax hikes and spending increases, President Barack Obama's budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans who now control Congress. It also will contain what amount to opening bids for some long-shot compromises. 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. 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. 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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.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. 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. 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. 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? 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. White House grapples with fraught terrorism language Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:31:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US-Obama-Language-of-Terror/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Language-of-Terror c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-431 WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run Sat, 31 Jan 2015 03:42:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/31/US-GOP-2016-Romney/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-GOP-2016-Romney c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-444 WASHINGTON (AP) — He insists he could win, but Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign. White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:51:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/30/US--White.House-Measles.Outbreak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--White.House-Measles.Outbreak c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-767 WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. Cuba's Los Van Van on the go, coming to once-hostile Miami Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/30/US--Los.Van.Van/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Los.Van.Van c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-82f MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) — Los Van Van, one of Cuba's greatest dance bands, once made history of a sort just by playing in Miami, overcoming city attempts to ban the concert and braving thousands of enraged protesters to put on a concert in the heart of anti-Castro activism. US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:58:41 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2015/01/30/US--Dark.Deals-EXPANDED/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Dark.Deals-EXPANDED c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-b1f SANTA URSULA, Mexico (AP) — People in the hamlet of Santa Ursula began to worry when the logging started. In a few short weeks, more than a mile of densely forested riverbank was stripped from the Arroyo Sal to make way for heavy dredging equipment.