National Politics

Politics Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign
Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor.
Politics NY court: US must release targeted killings memo NY court: US must release targeted killings memo
The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Politics GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight
Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with GOP lawmakers using it as the latest front in their attacks on President Barack Obama's trustworthiness.
Politics For Obama, frustration in comparisons to LBJ For Obama, frustration in comparisons to LBJ
Perhaps no historical analogy irks the White House more than the comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Lyndon B. Johnson, two Democrats who occupied the Oval Office a half-century apart.
Politics RNC raises $10 million in March RNC raises $10 million in March
The Republican National Committee says it raised $10.2 million in March and has more than $12 million in the bank heading toward November's elections.
Politics Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer
The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.
Politics Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report
The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to release parts of a hotly contested, secret report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11, and the White House said it would instruct intelligence officials to cooperate fully.
Politics Obama celebrates 7.1 million health care sign-ups Obama celebrates 7.1 million health care sign-ups
After facing a rocky start and chorus of naysayers who declared his health care law a failure, President Barack Obama on Tuesday celebrated a better-than-expected 7.1 million sign-ups for health coverage that he said should end the debate over whether the law should be repealed.
Politics Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7 million nationally Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7 million nationally
Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.
Politics Committee demands access to files of Gov. Christie's investigative lawyers Committee demands access to files of Gov. Christie's investigative lawyers
A New Jersey legislative committee probing a political payback operation carried out by Gov. Chris Christie's aides and associates plans to subpoena interview transcripts and other documents from the lawyers the governor hired to carry out an internal investigation, the committee co-chairman said Monday.
Politics GOP Michigan Rep. Camp to retire GOP Michigan Rep. Camp to retire
Rep. Dave Camp, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and an advocate for overhauling the federal tax code, announced Monday that he will retire after 24 years in Congress.
Politics Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches Deadline dash: Health care sign-ups amid glitches
A flood of last-minute applicants rushed to sign up for health insurance on Monday, deadline day for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more than 125,000 people at a time using the fragile system despite a new spate of intermittent ills.
Politics GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas
The Republican White House hopefuls gathering on the Las Vegas strip this weekend have not come to woo voters. Instead, the GOP stars are hoping to win over a key patron and, perhaps, his millions of dollars in campaign cash.
Politics Democrats in California capital reel from scandal Democrats in California capital reel from scandal
So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday's arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco on federal corruption charges, news that roiled the capital and led one of Yee's opponents in the race for secretary of state to call the Legislature a "corrupt institution."