Politics

  • Hillary Clinton takes on Jeb Bush on racial equality issues
  • 12:33 PM EDT  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton sought to persuade African-Americans on Friday to resist any temptation to side with Republican Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential race as they offered differing visions on how to tackle economic and racial inequality.

  • Bush not a candidate? Super PAC's spending reveals otherwise
  • 01:27 PM EDT  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first report of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Super PAC, made public Friday, reveals for the first time, election lawyers say, just how much the group, Right to Rise, functioned as a kind of shadow campaign for Bush.

  • Clinton urges Congress to end 'failed' Cuba embargo
  • 02:17 PM EDT  MIAMI (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday urged Congress to end the longstanding U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, calling it a "failed policy" that had done little or nothing to foster change on the communist-ruled island.

  • Hillary Clinton given clean bill of health by her doctor
  • 03:06 PM EDT  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is healthy and "fit to serve" with no lingering effects from a 2012 concussion that caused a health scare when she was secretary of state, her personal physician said on Friday.

  • Trump's presidential bid draws scorn and bemusement in Europe
  • 12:42 PM EDT  LONDON (Reuters) - With his distressed hairstyle, voluptuous female companions and love of the media spotlight, U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is no stranger to people on this side of the Atlantic.

  • U.N. nuclear watchdog chief to meet U.S. senators next week
  • 01:49 PM EDT  VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief will meet with the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday in Washington to discuss his agency's monitoring role in Iran following Tehran's deal with world powers on curbing its atomic activity.

  • What changes to expect from Obama's final Clean Power Plan
  • 01:08 AM EDT  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping - and controversial - regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector.

  • Obama says Congress should focus on Ex-Im Bank, budget after recess
  • 12:40 PM EDT  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed a three-month extension of the surface transportation bill on Friday, admonishing Congress for failing to pass longer-term legislation.

  • Stressful times for low-polling Republicans who may miss debate stage
  • 01:11 PM EDT  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With Donald Trump sucking up the oxygen on the campaign trail, these are stressful days for the group of Republican candidates who, try as they might, may not qualify for their party's first presidential debate in Cleveland next week.

  • White House opposes Congress cutting off Planned Parenthood funds
  • Thu, Jul 30  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that U.S. President Barack Obama would oppose any efforts by Congress to divert money from Planned Parenthood, a health organization that performs abortions at its clinics.

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