National Politics

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.
Politics Obama: Ebola monitoring must be 'more aggressive' Obama: Ebola monitoring must be 'more aggressive'
President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that his administration would provide "much more aggressive" monitoring of Ebola cases in the United States and warned that in an age of frequent travel the disease could spread globally if the world doesn't respond to the "raging epidemic in West Africa."
Politics Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns Giffords begins 9-state tour on women, guns
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday urged women in Maine to help prevent stalkers and abusers from getting guns, part of a nine-state tour to advocate for tougher laws she says can protect domestic violence victims.
Politics Study: Voter ID laws cut turnout by blacks, young
States that toughened their voter identification laws saw steeper drops in election turnout than those that did not, with disproportionate falloffs among black and younger voters, a nonpartisan congressional study released Wednesday concluded.
Politics In Kansas Senate debate, Orman cites independence In Kansas Senate debate, Orman cites independence
Three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday insisted during a contentious debate that his stronger-than-expected independent opponent is a liberal Democrat in disguise.