National Politics

Politics Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner
Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination — a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.
Politics Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency
Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."
Politics Biden testing political waters in Florida Biden testing political waters in Florida
Vice President Joe Biden came to Florida to lend a hand to Senate Democrats and the administration's education agenda Wednesday on a trip watched for any hint that he'll seek the presidency.
Politics Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma
The United States should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce federal regulations that are stifling an energy industry central to the nation's future economic prosperity, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday to a friendly group of mostly oil and natural gas producers.
Politics Kentucky clerk's defiance is a test for GOP rivals Kentucky clerk's defiance is a test for GOP rivals
The Kentucky clerk who is defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is putting Republican presidential contenders on the spot as they try to mollify social conservatives without alienating the majority of Americans who support gay marriage.
Politics Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.
Politics Trump video goes after Bush on immigration Trump video goes after Bush on immigration
In the video, Bush is shown saying in a 2014 interview that illegal immigration is "not a felony" but rather an "act of love." The video has pictures of three men who were in the country illegally and have been charged or convicted in killings.
Politics Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision
Scott Walker's suggestion that building a wall between Canada and the U.S. might be a "legitimate" idea prompted swift derision from fellow Republicans on Monday and an attempt by his campaign to clarify what he meant.
Politics In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action
President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display.
Politics State Dept. releases 7,121 pages of emails, 125 censored State Dept. releases 7,121 pages of emails, 125 censored
The State Department released 7,121 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails Monday, including about 125 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.
Politics Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s Trump's mass deportation idea was tried in the 1930s
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.
Politics Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force
International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't be prepared to use military force if that's what circumstances required, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview that aired on Sunday.