National Politics

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.
Politics GOP Congress to weigh legal pot in DC GOP Congress to weigh legal pot in DC
The national marijuana legalization debate is moving into the backyard of a Republican-controlled Congress, now that the District of Columbia has voted to legalize growing, possessing and sharing small amounts of pot.
Politics Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans
One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well.
Politics GOP stays in control of House, expands majority GOP stays in control of House, expands majority
Republicans claimed a commanding majority in the House on Tuesday, pushing their dominance to near-historic levels as they dispatched the last white Democrats in the South and made inroads in Democratic strongholds nationwide.
Politics McConnell wins Ky. as GOP bids for Senate majority McConnell wins Ky. as GOP bids for Senate majority
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader and getting the GOP off to a good start in its goal of taking control of the Senate.
Politics Exit poll: Voters unhappy with Obama and GOP
Most of the Americans voting Tuesday were unhappy or even angry with the Obama administration, exit polls show. But most weren't pleased with Republican congressional leaders, either.
Politics The day after: Obama, GOP in new political dynamic The day after: Obama, GOP in new political dynamic
A weakened President Barack Obama and emboldened Republican leaders in Congress began adjusting to a new political dynamic Wednesday after voters coast to coast used the midterm elections to sharpen the dividing lines in an already divided government.
Politics GOP takeover: Republicans surge to U.S. Senate control GOP takeover: Republicans surge to U.S. Senate control
Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.
Politics Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents
Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections.
Politics House Republicans make liberal use of Obama in ads
House Republicans rolled out late-campaign attack ads tying Democrats to an unpopular President Barack Obama on Tuesday as the chief executive embarked on a round of travel to boost gubernatorial candidates in a half-dozen states.
Politics Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority
Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare.