National Politics

Politics Crossroads books $20M in TV ads for 6 Senate races
High-dollar donors' favorite political machine on Tuesday began booking another $20 million in television air time for an autumn advertising blitz aimed at tipping six Senate seats into Republican hands.
Politics Watergate as seen through eyes of Dick Cavett show Watergate as seen through eyes of Dick Cavett show
PBS is marking the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation by running a documentary on the Watergate scandal as seen through the prism of Dick Cavett's late-night talk show at the time.
Politics Rangel holds off challenge to win primary in NY Rangel holds off challenge to win primary in NY
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic primary challenge and moved one step closer to what he says will be his 23rd and final term in the House.
Politics Boehner says U.S. House plans to sue Obama Boehner says U.S. House plans to sue Obama
Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday the Republican-controlled House will file an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress.
Politics Sources: Chris Christie facing 2nd bridge probe Sources: Chris Christie facing 2nd bridge probe
Already embroiled in a criminal probe over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation over a second bridge.
Politics Bipartisan group offers proposal to end gridlock Bipartisan group offers proposal to end gridlock
A national congressional primary date, more young people in public service and five-day workweeks for Congress were among dozens of recommendations released Tuesday by a bipartisan group of leaders including former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe that hopes to eliminate government dysfunction and gridlock.
Politics Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor
Bill and Hillary Clinton pointed to ways to bolster the economy and achieve broad-based prosperity, responding to weeks of criticism over their wealth ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid by the former secretary of state.
Politics US memo justifying drone killings is released US memo justifying drone killings is released
The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal basis for the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."
Politics Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive
U.S. transportation officials say details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information as railroads seek to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents.
Politics Senators propose 12-cent federal gas tax increase Senators propose 12-cent federal gas tax increase
Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.
Politics Pelosi praises state budget, Obama tactics on Iraq Pelosi praises state budget, Obama tactics on Iraq
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a Monday visit to the state capital called for minimal military involvement in Iraq and praised California for passing a timely budget.
Politics Clinton has reasons to run at her ready Clinton has reasons to run at her ready
She insists she hasn't decided on a second bid for the presidency. But Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying out more reasons to run than not during her coast-to-coast book tour.
Politics After defeating Cantor, Dave Brat avoids spotlight After defeating Cantor, Dave Brat avoids spotlight
For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary Tuesday, he's been holed up in his suburban home, avoiding the reporters and TV trucks waiting out front.