National Politics

Politics Clinton faces promise, risk of being seen as 3rd Obama term Clinton faces promise, risk of being seen as 3rd Obama term
Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Iowa to give voters an intimate glance of who she'd be as president. What they got instead was a glimpse into the complicated relationship between the current inhabitant of the White House and the woman who hopes to follow in his path.
Politics U.S. Senate committee examines No Child Left Behind law U.S. Senate committee examines No Child Left Behind law
A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance.
Politics In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign In Iowa, Clinton lays out tenets of 2016 campaign
Hillary Rodham Clinton declared herself a "champion" for struggling families Tuesday, offering a full-throated embrace of economic and good-government policies promoted by liberal Democrats at the first formal event of her young presidential campaign.
Politics Rubio backs compromise on Iran deal Rubio backs compromise on Iran deal
Sen. Marco Rubio's fiery criticism of an emerging deal over Iran's nuclear ambitions fizzled in the cool pragmatism of the Senate, as he joined colleagues on Tuesday in backing a compromise measure during his first full day as a presidential candidate.
Politics Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House
Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas "stuck in the 20th century," a jab at both Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton and his one-time Republican mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Politics Republican candidates court homeschooling families in Iowa Republican candidates court homeschooling families in Iowa
Eight years after Mike Huckabee tapped the support of evangelical homeschooling families as part of his winning coalition in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses, a lineup of GOP hopefuls is seeking to duplicate that effort.
Politics State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans
There have been several setbacks this year for a state-by-state campaign to ban so-called conversion therapy for gay, lesbian and transgender youth. But the White House is now officially an ally, and activists are hopeful of long-term success as they make a case that such treatments can have devastating consequences.
Politics Kentucky's Rand Paul joining 2016 presidential campaign Kentucky's Rand Paul joining 2016 presidential campaign
Sen. Rand Paul, a tea party favorite and frequent antagonist of leaders of his Republican Party, is ready to test how much change voters want, both for their government and for the GOP.
Politics Rand Paul and 2016: A message of change, delivered deadpan Rand Paul and 2016: A message of change, delivered deadpan
Ready to enter the chase for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, the first-term Kentucky senator has designs on changing how members of his party go about getting elected to the White House and how they govern once they get there.