Conservative U.S. activists look warily at a ‘squishy’ Jeb Bush

Conservative U.S. activists look warily at a ‘squishy’ Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush may have wealthy Republican donors backing him, but the former Florida governor will have to woo conservative activists wary of his moderate positions to win his party's 2016 nomination for president. As a gathering of grassroots conservatives ...

Senate nears security funding vote, Boehner mum on House plans

Senate nears security funding vote, Boehner mum on House plans
With the clock ticking toward a midnight Friday deadline to avoid a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency, the Senate is moving toward passing a funding bill but the House of Representatives leader offered no hints ...

White House sends Rice, Power to AIPAC amid U.S.-Israel row

White House sends Rice, Power to AIPAC amid U.S.-Israel row
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power will attend a meeting of the powerful pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC next week amid a time of strain between the United States and Israel.A White House spokeswoman confirmed ...

Boehner: Netanyahu speech to Congress not destructive to Israel relationship

Boehner: Netanyahu speech to Congress not destructive to Israel relationship
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he strongly disagreed with the assertion that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress would be destructive to U.S.-Israeli relations."I couldn't disagree more," Boehner said at a new conference ...

Boehner won’t decide on Senate security bill until it passes

Boehner won’t decide on Senate security bill until it passes
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he was still waiting for the Senate to pass a Homeland Security funding bill before he decides whether to support a version of it without immigration restrictions."The House has ...

U.S. Senate panel backs Loretta Lynch as attorney general

U.S. Senate panel backs Loretta Lynch as attorney general
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to back Loretta Lynch as President Barack Obama's next attorney general, clearing way for her expected confirmation in the full Senate.The 20-member panel voted 12-8 in favor of Lynch, a career ...