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Republicans demand congressional hearings over prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl

By Patricia Zengerle and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers angered by a White House deal to swap five Taliban prisoners for a captured U.S. soldier in Afghanistan on Monday demanded hearings over why the Obama administration reached the agreement without consulting Congress. Adding to criticism of the decision…

Candidate Romney raises $14 million in latest quarter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney raised more than $14 million for his presidential campaign in the third quarter ended September 30, his campaign said on Friday. Expectations had been that Romney and the other candidates in the 2012 election would pull in less cash than in the…