National Politics

Politics Clinton received sensitive info on private email account Clinton received sensitive info on private email account
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.
Politics Interview: Indicted gyrocopter pilot says he has no regrets about Capitol flight Interview: Indicted gyrocopter pilot says he has no regrets about Capitol flight (Video)
Doug Hughes is back in the nation’s capital to face a judge Thursday, just a few blocks from where he was put into handcuffs. On Wednesday, he was indicted on six counts—two felonies and four misdemeanors—and could face roughly 10 years maximum in prison.
Politics Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act
Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.
Politics Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act Paul commandeers Senate to protest Patriot Act
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
Politics Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails Clinton urges State Department to speed release of emails (Video)
Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department on Tuesday to speed the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, as her decision to spurn administration rules and use a private email address continued to dog her presidential campaign.
Politics Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers Republicans clash over NSA surveillance powers
Republicans clashed over the future of government surveillance programs on Monday, highlighting a deep divide among the GOP's 2016 presidential class over whether the National Security Agency should be collecting American citizens' phone records in the name of preventing terrorism.
Politics Christie to call for larger military, more US intervention Christie to call for larger military, more US intervention
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling for a larger U.S. military and a boost in national defense spending, according to excerpts of his foreign policy speech Monday in New Hampshire. Christie is also defending the government's intelligence-collection efforts.
Politics GOP wrestling with too many '16 prospects for a TV debate GOP wrestling with too many '16 prospects for a TV debate
With the party's first debate set for August, Republicans must decide to either allow what could become a nationally televised circus act, or figure out how to fairly whittle down a field likely to include eight current or former governors, four senators, two accomplished business executives and a renowned neurosurgeon.
Politics Rubio promises 'transformational change' Rubio promises 'transformational change'
Presidential candidate Marco Rubio didn't mention Jeb Bush or Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Georgia Republican Convention on Friday, but he said America has too many "outdated" leaders.
Politics Congressional Pig Book is out: DOD makes up the most 'pork' Congressional Pig Book is out: DOD makes up the most 'pork' (Video)
Three years ago, the Pentagon called the U.S. military’s M1 Abrams tanks outdated and unfit for modern day warfare, yet in the last year lawmakers increased funding for the M1 program from $90 million $120 million.
Politics For half a sentence, Bush is an official 2016 candidate For half a sentence, Bush is an official 2016 candidate (Video)
Over and over again, Jeb Bush says he's still thinking about whether to run for president. But for half a sentence Wednesday, Bush let on it's a decision he's already made. And he's in the race for the White House.
Politics Bush chides Clinton's 'scripted' run, but won't revisit Iraq Bush chides Clinton's 'scripted' run, but won't revisit Iraq
At a town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday, the Republican presidential hopeful again refused to say whether he would have proceeded with the 2003 invasion of Iraq if he'd been in his brother's shoes.
Politics Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy
Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for increasing military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation's economic interests.
Politics Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda
Lawmakers said roughly a dozen Senate Democrats agreed to let full-blown debate begin after both parties' leaders consented to tweak the package that failed on a procedural vote Tuesday. Those Democrats' votes were the difference between blocking the agenda and letting it move ahead.