National Politics

Politics Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism
Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.
Politics Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out' Campaigning Hillary Clinton says economy has 'stalled out'
Road tripping for her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a dark assessment of a "stalled out" U.S. economy Monday, a judgment at odds with President Barack Obama's brighter view of what the nation has achieved on his watch.
Politics GOP's Jeb Bush to visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June GOP's Jeb Bush to visit Poland, Estonia, Germany in June
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is planning a policy trip to Europe this summer, to speak to an economic conference in Germany and meet with business and defense leaders, among others, aides said Monday.
Politics Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire
The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.
Politics Clinton charity to allow 6 countries to donate, not others Clinton charity to allow 6 countries to donate, not others
In its decision to limit contributions from foreign governments to six nations and provide more frequent disclosures about donations, the Clinton Foundation alluded Thursday to the political dimensions of its new moves. The Clinton family's charity acknowledged on its website that it made the changes in light of Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to run for president, but the new guidelines may provide only limited protection from ethics concerns.
Politics Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals
Best known nationally for his struggle with unions, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is staking out conservative ground in broader ways as he prepares for a likely run for the Republican presidential nomination.
Politics Rubio raises $1.25M online during first day Rubio raises $1.25M online during first day
Sen. Marco Rubio raised $1.25 million online during his first full day as a presidential candidate, a person close to the Florida Republican's campaign said Wednesday.
Politics Clinton faces promise, risk of being seen as 3rd Obama term Clinton faces promise, risk of being seen as 3rd Obama term
Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Iowa to give voters an intimate glance of who she'd be as president. What they got instead was a glimpse into the complicated relationship between the current inhabitant of the White House and the woman who hopes to follow in his path.
Politics U.S. Senate committee examines No Child Left Behind law U.S. Senate committee examines No Child Left Behind law
A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance.
Politics In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign
Hillary Rodham Clinton declared herself a "champion" for struggling families Tuesday, offering a full-throated embrace of economic and good-government policies promoted by liberal Democrats at the first formal event of her young presidential campaign.
Politics Rubio backs compromise on Iran deal Rubio backs compromise on Iran deal
Sen. Marco Rubio's fiery criticism of an emerging deal over Iran's nuclear ambitions fizzled in the cool pragmatism of the Senate, as he joined colleagues on Tuesday in backing a compromise measure during his first full day as a presidential candidate.
Politics Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House
Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas "stuck in the 20th century," a jab at both Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton and his one-time Republican mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Politics Republican candidates court homeschooling families in Iowa Republican candidates court homeschooling families in Iowa
Eight years after Mike Huckabee tapped the support of evangelical homeschooling families as part of his winning coalition in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses, a lineup of GOP hopefuls is seeking to duplicate that effort.
Politics State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans
There have been several setbacks this year for a state-by-state campaign to ban so-called conversion therapy for gay, lesbian and transgender youth. But the White House is now officially an ally, and activists are hopeful of long-term success as they make a case that such treatments can have devastating consequences.