AP - ap.online.headlines.politics http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.politics News Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:13:08 -0500 Obama: Longest war in US history is ending Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:22:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/28/US-Obama-Afghanistan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama-Afghanistan c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:610f HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion. GOP puts up a bigger tent for minority challenge Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:11:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/28/US--GOP.2016-Big.Tent/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Big.Tent c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:603d WASHINGTON (AP) — The faces of the Republican Party's most ambitious members are changing. In 83 speeches, senator pushes for climate change Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:22:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/28/US-Climate-Change-Senator/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Climate-Change-Senator c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:604e PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Like he did 82 times before, Sheldon Whitehouse stood on the Senate floor and preached the dangers of climate change. Arizona Gov. Brewer leaving legacy of battling Washington Sun, 28 Dec 2014 11:34:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/28/US-Arizona-Governor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Arizona-Governor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:6080 PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought President Barack Obama on immigration and border security for most of her tenure, earning national prominence by enacting tough laws that were mainly struck down by the courts and famously wagging her finger in the president's face during a meeting on an airport tarmac. Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:08:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/27/US-Obama_s-Twilight/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Obama_s-Twilight c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5c4e WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. Clinton economic approach under scrutiny Sat, 27 Dec 2014 14:13:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/27/US--DEM-Clinton-Economy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DEM-Clinton-Economy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5c35 WASHINGTON (AP) — If Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks the White House again, her message on the economy could be an important barometer as she courts fellow Democrats. AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:56:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/27/US-AP-Poll-Economy-5-Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-AP-Poll-Economy-5-Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5c5b WASHINGTON (AP) — Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a look at how the public feels about this issue, which touches nearly every aspect of American life. As the 2016 candidates get set to kick off their campaigns, here are five things to know about public opinion on the economy. Key decisions on drones likely from Congress Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:25:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/28/US-Drones-Congress/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-Drones-Congress c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:6014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress next year. Policies of GOP governors could find national play Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:25:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/27/US--GOP.2016-Midwest.Governors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Midwest.Governors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5bec MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures. Jeb Bush stepping down from Tenet Healthcare board Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:28:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/26/US--GOP.2016-Bush/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Bush c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:58df MIAMI (AP) — As he takes steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp. Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances Fri, 26 Dec 2014 07:45:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/26/US--2016-White.House.Path/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--2016-White.House.Path c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:57ab ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House. Factors shaping 2016 presidential race Fri, 26 Dec 2014 03:16:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/26/US--2016-White.House.Path-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--2016-White.House.Path-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:57ac Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape: AP-Times Square poll: Most feeling good about 2015 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:26:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/27/US--AP.Poll-New.Year_s.Eve/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--AP.Poll-New.Year_s.Eve c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5bed WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.' Sanders: I'll decide on presidential run by March Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:05:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/26/US--DEM.2016-Sanders/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--DEM.2016-Sanders c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:57a6 BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left. On Christmas, Obama marks end of Afghan combat Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:30:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/25/US--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:55fd KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America's military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices have allowed for a more peaceful, prosperous world to emerge out of the ashes of 9/11. After 6 years, Obama personal chef hangs up apron Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:39:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/25/US--Obama-Personal.Chef/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Obama-Personal.Chef c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5552 WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, Obama's personal chef is waving goodbye. Army data shows rarity of desertion prosecutions Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:36:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/24/US--Military.Desertions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--Military.Desertions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:526d WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has prosecuted about 1,900 cases of desertion since 2001, despite tens of thousands of soldiers fleeing the service in the face of deadly combat, long and multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and strains on military families. Americans appear comfortable with political dynasties Thu, 25 Dec 2014 03:21:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/25/US-2016-Dynasty-Politics/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US-2016-Dynasty-Politics c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:54d2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really? Midwestern governors build credentials for 2016 Fri, 26 Dec 2014 19:18:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/26/US--GOP.2016-Midwest.Governors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--GOP.2016-Midwest.Governors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:583a MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots in the new year. They'll be hunkered down in statehouses across the Midwest, pushing bills through their legislatures. AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015 Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:15:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/politics/2014/12/26/US--AP.Poll-New.Year_s.Eve/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_politics_US--AP.Poll-New.Year_s.Eve c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:5811 WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'