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Bachmann's Democratic opponent bows out of race

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 4:01pm
Michele Bachmann won’t be running next year -- and now neither will her 2012 Democratic opponent, Jim Graves.Just two days after the onetime Republican presidential candidate announced her retirement, Graves is suspending his campaign in the GOP-leaning suburban Twin Cities seat. Graves, who narrowly lost to Bachmann in 2012, said in a statement that -- win or lose -- he had achieved his goal of r...    

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Re-emergence of debate over controversies could loom for Obama

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 4:01pm
For President Barack Obama, some difficult days in May still could become the dog days of summer.As Republicans look to keep the embers of outrage associated with three White House controversies glowing throughout this week’s congressional recess, a new poll on Thursday suggested lingering political danger for President Barack Obama and his team.The public is divided over whether the administratio...    

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George W. Bush opens up on ‘ultra zen’ bike ride

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 2:33pm
    

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Democratic senator defends votes on gun proposals

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 2:22pm
    

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Stability in Syria threatened

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 2:22pm
    

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Obama pushes to lower rates on student loans

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 2:22pm
    

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All things 2016

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 1:21pm
    

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First Read Minute: Immigration back in the spotlight

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 1:21pm
    

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Political Minute

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 12:04pm
    

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Obama urges students to put pressure on Congress over loans

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:58am
    

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FBI Director talks Pan Am bombing on Meet the Press, 1989

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:58am
    

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Hillary Clinton is the queen of 2016

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:41am
    

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Immigration reform supporters rally in Chicago

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:41am
    

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Student loan rates could double by July

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:41am
    

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Ricin attack put spotlight on gun control push

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:36am
    

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Medicare fund insolvency date a bit further away than last year

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:24am
The trustees of the federal government’s two largest entitlement programs – Social Security and Medicare – reported Friday that the Medicare hospital insurance fund is a bit further away than projected last year from exhausting its assets and being unable to pay the full benefits promised to retirees and the disabled in the decades ahead.The Medicare Hospital Insurance fund will exhaust its assets...    

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Obama pushes to keep student loans lower

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:18am
    

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Obama urges Congress to follow his lead to extend student loan rates

MSNBC: Politics - Fri, 05/31/2013 - 11:13am
With student loan rates set to double in a month, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Congress to extend the current rates, a demand which Republicans rejected as needlessly partisan.  The president called on Congress to follow his approach and extend the low, 3.4 percent federally-subsidized student loan rate past the end of June, after which those rates would automatically double to 6.8 perce...    

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