National Politics

Politics House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories
A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Politics Obama launches sales mission on immigration Obama launches sales mission on immigration
Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.
Politics Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign Democrats preparing for Hillary Clinton campaign
Hillary Rodham Clinton's strongest supporters held a strategy session Friday to prepare for her 2016 presidential bid, even though she has yet to say whether she will run.
Politics Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
Politics Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation
Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo.
Politics Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA Before Snowden, a debate inside NSA
Years before Edward Snowden sparked a public outcry with the disclosure that the National Security Agency had been secretly collecting American telephone records, some NSA executives voiced strong objections to the program, current and former intelligence officials say. The program exceeded the agency's mandate to focus on foreign spying and would do little to stop terror plots, the executives argued.
Politics Obama to announce immigration action Thursday
In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal action on immigration
Politics Senate blocks NSA phone records measure Senate blocks NSA phone records measure
The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.
Politics Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities Judge refuses to toss Perry case on technicalities
A Texas judge refused on Tuesday to quash on technicalities two criminal felony indictments for abuse of power against Gov. Rick Perry, ruling that the potentially embarrassing case against the possible 2016 presidential hopeful should proceed.
Politics DEM-controlled Senate rejects Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows replay DEM-controlled Senate rejects Keystone pipeline, but GOP vows replay
In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in January.
Politics New Mexico Dem tapped to head campaign committee
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she had tapped Rep. Ben Ray Lujan to head the campaign committee and try to get the party back on track after a drubbing in midterm elections.
Politics Keystone: House sends oil pipeline bill to Senate Keystone: House sends oil pipeline bill to Senate
Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week.
Politics Obama pledges $3B to help poor nations on climate
The United States will give $3 billion to a U.N.-established fund to help poorer vulnerable countries prepare for a changing climate and develop cleaner energy, President Barack Obama announced Saturday.
Politics House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline House, Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline
Long-stalled legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline got new life on Wednesday after Senate Democrats suddenly abandoned efforts to block the measure in hopes of helping endangered Sen. Mary Landrieu keep her seat in energy-rich Louisiana.
Politics Bush father, son want Jeb Bush to run for president Bush father, son want Jeb Bush to run for president
Former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that he and his father believe Jeb Bush should run for president but ultimately the former Florida governor must make a decision regardless of any pressure from the family.
Politics GOP wave decimates Democratic bench GOP wave decimates Democratic bench
Lucy Flores was a candidate with a life story straight out of Hollywood — one of 13 children who grew up in a rough Las Vegas neighborhood, a former gang member who straightened out, went to law school, became a state legislator and now was running for lieutenant governor. She earned glowing profiles in the national press.
Politics GOP celebrates success of election ground game GOP celebrates success of election ground game
This year, the GOP vowed not to be left behind. Field workers began in May to knock on the doors of Republican-leaning swing voters, identified by mining demographic data, to talk about the party's Senate candidate, Rep. Cory Gardner. They followed up with handwritten notes. They kept at it for months.