National Politics

Politics With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016 With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016
Having spent the past several months traveling the country, speaking to conservatives, courting voters and scoring well in some early polls, Walker will officially enter the race with a campaign announcement in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha on July 13, the aides said.
Politics Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night.
Politics Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery
Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time Wednesday, highlight the intersection between Bush's roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he began running for president. Bush provided the names to The Associated Press.
Politics FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't
In a Republican presidential kickoff speech centered on a pledge to talk straight, the New Jersey governor sometimes exaggerated his record and skipped over more troublesome realities in a state with a struggling economy, a chronically underfunded state pension system and an increasingly gridlocked government.
Politics Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981 Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $29 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.
Politics State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night
The State Department said it would release about 3,000 pages of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence from 2009, her first year as the nation's top diplomat, on Tuesday night.
Politics Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul met with southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the town of Mesquite with supporters and activists interested in land rights.
Politics Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage to all 50 states Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage to all 50 states
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
Politics Supreme Court upholds key provision of Obamacare Supreme Court upholds key provision of Obamacare (Photo Gallery)
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
Politics Now Louisiana Gov. Jindal is in the GOP presidential race Now Louisiana Gov. Jindal is in the GOP presidential race
Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals.
Politics SC governor calls for Confederate flag to come down SC governor calls for Confederate flag to come down
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed.
Politics 5 things Obama said in podcast besides the n-word 5 things Obama said in podcast besides the n-word
While much attention is focused on President Barack Obama’s use of the n-word during a podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron that was posted Monday morning, some are complaining that the controversy over the word obscures the point about racism that Obama was making when he said it.
Politics Senate passes $612 billion defense policy bill Senate passes $612 billion defense policy bill
Over White House objections, the Senate on Thursday passed a $612 billion defense policy bill that prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Politics Bush in Iowa: 'I don't think we should politicize our faith' Bush in Iowa: 'I don't think we should politicize our faith'
Jeb Bush cautioned against blending politics and religion Wednesday, signaling he will not necessarily heed the pope or pander to social conservatives on policy in his campaign for the Republican nomination.