National Politics

Politics Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981 Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $29 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.
Politics State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday night
The State Department said it would release about 3,000 pages of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence from 2009, her first year as the nation's top diplomat, on Tuesday night.
Politics Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul met with southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the town of Mesquite with supporters and activists interested in land rights.
Politics Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage to all 50 states Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage to all 50 states
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.
Politics Supreme Court upholds key provision of Obamacare Supreme Court upholds key provision of Obamacare (Photo Gallery)
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
Politics Now Louisiana Gov. Jindal is in the GOP presidential race Now Louisiana Gov. Jindal is in the GOP presidential race
Pitching himself as a "doer" in a field of talkers, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Wednesday and set about trying to distinguish himself from better known rivals.
Politics SC governor calls for Confederate flag to come down SC governor calls for Confederate flag to come down
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed.
Politics 5 things Obama said in podcast besides the n-word 5 things Obama said in podcast besides the n-word
While much attention is focused on President Barack Obama’s use of the n-word during a podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron that was posted Monday morning, some are complaining that the controversy over the word obscures the point about racism that Obama was making when he said it.
Politics Senate passes $612 billion defense policy bill Senate passes $612 billion defense policy bill
Over White House objections, the Senate on Thursday passed a $612 billion defense policy bill that prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Politics Bush in Iowa: 'I don't think we should politicize our faith' Bush in Iowa: 'I don't think we should politicize our faith'
Jeb Bush cautioned against blending politics and religion Wednesday, signaling he will not necessarily heed the pope or pander to social conservatives on policy in his campaign for the Republican nomination.
Politics Gowdy: Clinton confidant was not author of Benghazi memos Gowdy: Clinton confidant was not author of Benghazi memos (Video)
The chairman of a House panel investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says that a longtime confidant of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton did not write any of the numerous memos he forwarded to Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
Politics Bush says Clinton failed as secretary of state Bush says Clinton failed as secretary of state
Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is fast out of the gate when it comes to criticizing Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner.
Politics Clinton says her wealth is 'secondary' concern for voters Clinton says her wealth is 'secondary' concern for voters
Hillary Rodham Clinton countered criticism that her personal wealth undermines a populist campaign message focused on the economic problems of everyday Americans, saying on Monday that her family fortune is "secondary" to most voters.