Covering the White House and U.S. politics for Reuters

Romney takes aim at Obama, Hillary Clinton in new speech

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Mike Blake Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the Republican National Committee winter meetings in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. Romney is to give an early evening speech at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, that will likely add to the speculation surrounding a potential presidential bid.

Democrats Say Billionaire Koch Brothers Launch 2016 'electoral Arms Race'

Democrats say billionaire Koch brothers launch 2016 'electoral arms race'

reuters.com — The eye-popping figure emerged on Monday as donors met at a Koch-organized winter retreat near Palm Springs, California. It underscored Charles and David Koch's commitment to push for smaller-government policies via a web of advocacy organizations. "It's a staggering amount of money and it's probably just the beginning," said Democratic strategist Bill Burton.

Scott Walker has breakthrough moment in Iowa. Now what?

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Young Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker walks off the stage after speaking at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015. Walker, 47, stood out among a long list of potential candidates who sought the attention of a thousand conservative grassroots activists at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday.

Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa

news.yahoo.com — By Steve Holland DES MOINES (Reuters) - Potential Republican presidential candidates for 2016 jockeyed for support from conservatives in the early voting state of Iowa on Saturday, and some raised doubts about the prospects for party front runners Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush.

Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Young 1 of 8. Businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015. Activists attending the Iowa Freedom Summit heard criticism of President Barack Obama and fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, who traveled widely as Obama's first-term secretary of state and is likely to run.

Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Jim Young 1 of 5. Businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015. One message that emerged at the Iowa Freedom Summit, a day of back-to-back speeches by about eight potential Republican candidates, is that establishment names Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have some work to do to gain support of grassroots activists should they decide to run.

Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates gather in Iowa

reuters.com — As many as eight possible candidates are to take part in the Iowa Freedom Summit, a marathon day of back-to-back speeches organized by Iowa's conservative Republican Steve King, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Obama offers 'grand bargain' on corporate tax rate, infrastructure

mobile.reuters.com — CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (Reuters) - President Barack Obama proposed a "grand bargain for middle-class jobs" on Tuesday that would cut the U.S. corporate tax rate and use billions of dollars in revenues generated by a business tax overhaul to fund projects aimed at creating jobs.

Time to 'turn the page' and help middle class, Obama to say

globalpost.com — By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will challenge a skeptical Republican-led Congress on Tuesday to back tax increases on the wealthy to help lift up middle-class Americans, saying in a State of the Union speech it is time to "turn the page" from recession and war.
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Jan 26, 2015

Enjoying CNN's coverage of the weather in New York from the Blizzardmobile.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @IsaacDovere: Indian news doing special report on Michelle Obama's wardrobe while in Delhi - and saying Modi may have outstaged her in fashion this trip

Jan 25, 2015

RT @jpaceDC: Good Q @peterbakernyt What country invites US president to its parade then doesn’t let reporters covering it bring laptops, cameras, phones?

Jan 24, 2015

Potential Republican presidential candidates compete for support in Iowa reut.rs/1EGIGmC

Jan 24, 2015

When heckler attempts to interrupt Chris Christie, Christie says, "Don't they know I'm from New Jersey?"

Jan 24, 2015

More Trump: "We have to build a fence,and it has to be a beauty, and who can build a better fence than Trump?"

Jan 24, 2015

Donald Trump in Iowa: "I have many many websites. They're all over the place."

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