National Politics

Politics Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class
The former Florida governor said Friday that political leaders need to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth.
Politics Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition
President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's education.
Politics Obama highlights child care in GOP strongholds of Kansas Obama highlights child care in GOP strongholds of Kansas
Wrapping up a two-day sales trip to conservative states to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama pitched expanded child care Thursday to help families make ends meet, while calling for less of the political division that has rendered Washington virtually dysfunctional.
Politics Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash in New Hampshire Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash in New Hampshire
Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home.
Politics Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class (Video)
President Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to "turn the page" on years of economic troubles, terrorism and lengthy wars, arguing that his presidency had ushered in an era of smarter American leadership and a growing U.S. economy.
Politics Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union
Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues.
Politics Highlights of Obama plan to tax wealthy Highlights of Obama plan to tax wealthy
The White House says President Barack Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a plan to impose higher taxes on the wealthy and use the revenue to help middle-class families. Congress would have to agree, and lawmakers have rebuffed Obama's earlier proposals to eliminate certain tax provisions and spend the money on road and bridge repair, for example.
Politics Obama's address to pitch tax proposals to help middle class Obama's address to pitch tax proposals to help middle class
President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.
Politics Focused on winning in '16, GOP sets plan for primary debates Focused on winning in '16, GOP sets plan for primary debates
As the leading GOP prospects for the White House ramp up their national outreach, Republicans unveiled plans Friday for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on the Democratic candidate heading toward Election Day.
Politics Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling
Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution.
Politics Clinton recruiting Obama veterans for expected 2016 campaign Clinton recruiting Obama veterans for expected 2016 campaign
As Hillary Rodham Clinton builds up her expected presidential campaign, she's recruiting veterans of President Barack Obama's two successful White House runs, signaling to supporters that she's taking steps to avoid a repeat of her failed 2008 bid.