National Politics

Politics U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.
Politics GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits
Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.
Politics Cruz wants to scrap IRS, but that's easier said than done Cruz wants to scrap IRS, but that's easier said than done
Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to make it sound.
Politics Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."
Politics Things to know about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Things to know about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is set to become the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president. Here's a quick snapshot with a few key things to know about Cruz before his announcement Monday.
Politics Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will become the first major candidate for president when he launches his campaign Monday, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign.
Politics 2 reach across the aisle to help veterans 2 reach across the aisle to help veterans (Video)
On Thursday, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Congressman Scott Perry, R-Pennsylvania, hosted the first ever Congressional Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus to help veterans deal with their demons.
Politics Clinton takes campaign step with New Hampshire hiring Clinton takes campaign step with New Hampshire hiring
In a direct step toward a run for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is hiring political staff to guide her Democratic primary efforts in the early voting state of New Hampshire.
Politics Hillary Clinton tries to put email furor to rest as 2016 looms Hillary Clinton tries to put email furor to rest as 2016 looms
Trying to get the rollout of her presidential campaign back on track, Hillary Rodham Clinton says she should have used a government email address while working as the nation's top diplomat - an admission that sought to quell a political furor.