National Politics

Politics Despite GOP pressure, Trump not going away Despite GOP pressure, Trump not going away
A day after the Republican National Committee chairman asked the reality television star to tone down his rhetoric, Trump refused to back off his portrayal of Mexican immigrants as criminals.
Politics South Carolina's Confederate flag to be removed Friday South Carolina's Confederate flag to be removed Friday (Photo Gallery)
Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.
Politics South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag
The South Carolina House has approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.
Politics South Carolina Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal South Carolina Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal
The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the hall in the House, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve some kind of symbol honoring their Southern ancestors at the Statehouse.
Politics Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch Rubio jabs both parties in economic pitch
Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio called for lower corporate tax rates, looser Internet regulation and broader college accreditation on Tuesday, in an economic policy speech that denounced the old ways of both political parties yet drew from the longstanding GOP belief that tax cuts are the key to growth.
Politics Clinton jabs Republican field on immigration policy Clinton jabs Republican field on immigration policy
Hillary Rodham Clinton said a Republican in the White House would mark a "big U-turn" for the nation and assailed the GOP presidential field's stance on an immigration overhaul.
Politics California right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement California right-to-die bill stalls in blow to movement
In a blow to the right-to-die movement, California lawmakers on Tuesday dropped one of the strongest legislative efforts in the U.S. to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
Politics As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
Worried about "Republican on Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether.
Politics Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds.
Politics With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016 With social media tease, Wisconsin's Walker jumps into 2016
Having spent the past several months traveling the country, speaking to conservatives, courting voters and scoring well in some early polls, Walker will officially enter the race with a campaign announcement in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha on July 13, the aides said.
Politics Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night.
Politics Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery
Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time Wednesday, highlight the intersection between Bush's roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he began running for president. Bush provided the names to The Associated Press.