National Politics

Politics Bush chides Clinton's 'scripted' run, but won't revisit Iraq Bush chides Clinton's 'scripted' run, but won't revisit Iraq
At a town hall meeting in Reno, Nevada, on Wednesday, the Republican presidential hopeful again refused to say whether he would have proceeded with the 2003 invasion of Iraq if he'd been in his brother's shoes.
Politics Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy Rubio promoting a strong military as part of foreign policy
Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for increasing military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation's economic interests.
Politics Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda
Lawmakers said roughly a dozen Senate Democrats agreed to let full-blown debate begin after both parties' leaders consented to tweak the package that failed on a procedural vote Tuesday. Those Democrats' votes were the difference between blocking the agenda and letting it move ahead.
Politics Super PACs rise in influence in 2016 campaign Super PACs rise in influence in 2016 campaign
As with most things in Washington, there's not even agreement on whether they are a problem to solve, or are a solution to celebrate.
Politics If Clinton is elected, family foundation could face changes If Clinton is elected, family foundation could face changes
Among the unresolved questions: Who would be able to raise money for the Clinton Foundation? Could it begin new projects, both at home and overseas? Is there any way it could operate unburdened by conflicts of interest, real or perceived, while one of its founders sits in the Oval Office?
Politics An Obama milestone: South Dakota visit makes it 50 states An Obama milestone: South Dakota visit makes it 50 states
President Richard Nixon did it in less than three years. President George H.W. Bush completed it in one term. President Barack Obama has now matched their feat by visiting South Dakota, his 50th state, on Friday.
Politics Jeb Bush to jab Obama administration on religious freedom Jeb Bush to jab Obama administration on religious freedom
Facing nagging questions about his conservative credentials, Republican White House prospect Jeb Bush will praise the power of "the Christian conscience in action" in a commencement speech at a prominent Christian university on Saturday, jabbing President Barack Obama's administration for being "small-minded and intolerant" on issues of religious freedom.
Politics State Dept plans no review of Clinton Foundation donations State Dept plans no review of Clinton Foundation donations
The State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of the Clinton Foundation that some say raise questions about potential conflicts of interest during former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's time in office.
Politics Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy
Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past. Even a majority of Republicans in the country can see themselves voting for someone who would protect millions of immigrants from deportation, according to a new poll.
Politics GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions
Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.