President Barack Obama twice in the past week has made openly critical comments about the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Alberta, questioning its value as a job creator and suggesting Canada do more to assuage environmental concerns.
The Democratic Party’s tax-fairness campaign theme pits Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, among the chief architects of that message, against some of his most influential constituents and top campaign donors.
Internet companies led by Google Inc. are using their online clout to stoke opposition to Hollywood-backed anti-piracy measures in the U.S. Congress that they say will encourage censorship and chill innovation.
The determination by Congress and President Barack Obama’s administration to protect networks of critical U.S. industries from hackers and cyberspies is creating an explosive growth opportunity -- for lobbyists.
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are grappling for momentum in the Republican presidential race, competing for donors, supporters and attention as the field of candidates has solidified and they prepare for a debate next week focused on the U.S. economy.
With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich each seeking to spur their candidacies with wins in next week’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries, a vote split between the pair could mainly benefit Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney.