By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press
January 29, 2015 1:58 p.m.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press
January 29, 2015 1:44 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.
By KARIN LAUB and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press
January 29, 2015 9:36 a.m.
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.
By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
January 29, 2015 9:34 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A Senate panel has approved a bill that would levy new sanctions on Iran if it doesn't reach an international agreement that would prevent Tehran from being able to develop a nuclear weapon.
By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post
January 29, 2015 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Understanding the traffic congestion that smothers most major U.S. cities is a simple numbers game: Since 1960, the U.S. population has grown by 235 million, the number of vehicles on roads has increased by 179 million and they travel almost 2.2 trillion miles farther.
By Kathleen Hunter and Billy House, Bloomberg News
January 28, 2015 5:40 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are increasing pressure on majority Republicans to abandon plans to block President Barack Obama's immigration orders as a condition of funding the Homeland Security Department.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
January 28, 2015 12:14 p.m.
OLYMPIA — A decision to ban openly carried weapons in the House and Senate public viewing areas at the Washington state Capitol also applies to the public hearing rooms at the nearby legislative office buildings.
By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press
January 28, 2015 9:49 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press
January 28, 2015 9:45 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.