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U.S. Politics News is the leading source for the latest political and public policy news and analysis.


We cover the latest 2016 U.S. election news. Our coverage includes the 2016 presidential elections and congressional elections.

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Our team cover the latest public policy initiatives and politics coming from the White House. This includes the president’s cabinet members, departments, and agencies that fall under the executive branch of the U.S. government.


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Our authors cover public policy related to agriculture, defense, cyber security, education, energy and environment, health and healthcare, labor and employment, technology, trade, transportation/infrastructure. Whether a policy is being debated in Congress or by a regulatory agency, we got you covered.


Harry Reid links Trump and Cruz

Harry Reid links Supreme Court fight to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

Shortly after Republicans reminded Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid about Vice President Joe Biden’s argument against former Bush’s Supreme Court nomination, Reid linked the current battle to nominate a Supreme Court justice to Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
Paul Ryan says House is ready to sue Obama

Paul Ryan: Ready to sue Obama over GITMO

House Speaker Paul Ryan said lawmakers are preparing to take legal action against President Obama if he decides to close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.
Justice Scalia dies at the age of 79

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies at age 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a tart-tongued champion of conservative interpretation of the Constitution, has died at a West Texas ranch resort, government officials said Saturday.

US Policy

US military spending in Europe

Obama seeks to quadruple military spending in Europe

President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday it was seeking to increase US military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure allies still unsettled by Russia's incursion into Ukraine. The new spending would increase to $3.4 billion under the new plan, which is set to be formally unveiled next week as part of Obama's final presidential budget. The Pentagon also said Tuesday it was ramping up spending for the battle against ISIS, doubling last year's request to $7 billion. The White House said that figure would allow for "continuous U.S. armored brigade rotations" through stations in central and eastern Europe, as well as ramped-up U.S. participation in NATO military exercises and the deployment of additional combat vehicles and supplies to the region.
US Cooperates with Assad

US military provided Syrian President with intelligence on extremists

According to a report, the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have been indirectly providing the Syrian military with intel on extremist fighting in Syria. There is fear in Washington that the agenda to oust President Assad will throw Syria into chaos and destabilize the region.
US Treasury Dept

US extends sanctions on Russia

Officials in Washington announced earlier today they are adding 34 individuals and entities to the list of sanctions in order to “pressure Russia”.
President Signs Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

Controversial Cybersecurity Draws Comparison to The Patriot Act

On Friday President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act or CISA into law causing many to compare the law's privacy issues to The Patriot Act.
US Spy plane in South China Sea

U.S. steps up South China Sea surveillance

In a response to Beijing's territorial assertive claims in the South China Sea, the U.S. agreed to send a new sophisticated spy plane to Singapore later month.

State and Local

Two politicians fight in Dallas

Altercation breaks out between Dallas politicians, police called

A fight between two politicians in Dallas broke out earlier today during a debate. Police were called to the gospel radio station to break up the fight.
Texas Calls for Constitution Amendment

Texas calls for national convention to amend U.S. Constitution

Texas Governor Abbott called for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit the U.S. Supreme Court’s reach and limit federal interference. The move could also help Texas Senator Ted Cruz in his 2016 presidential campaign.
Wisconsin Senate approves bills reshaping campaign finance, election oversight

Wisconsin Senate approves bills reshaping campaign finance, election oversight

After a two day debate, Wisconsin State Senate approved changes to the state’s election oversight and campaign finance rules.