National Politics

Politics Democrats reframe debate on health care Democrats reframe debate on health care
President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.
Politics Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson
The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation amid clashes between protesters and the police in suburban St. Louis. But for most of those who want to lead the nation, there's little to gain in an election year by taking a stand or proposing new policy.
Politics GOP establishment on a roll in House primaries
Republicans got their man — and woman — in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party's chances of increasing its majority in November. Arizona poses the next test of whether mainstream GOP can extend its streak.
Politics Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power Texas Gov. Perry says indictment is abuse of power (Video)
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he's kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run.
Politics Sen. Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift Sen. Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift
When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property.
Politics Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss. Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.
A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election.
Politics Kansas GOP Sen. Roberts defeats tea partyer Kansas GOP Sen. Roberts defeats tea partyer
Three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts edged out Milton Wolf in Kansas' primary Tuesday night as mainstream conservatives dealt another blow to the tea party movement. A GOP businessman swamped a first-term Michigan congressman, upending his re-election bid.
Politics Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries
More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political parties ahead of November's midterm elections.
Politics Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys
President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority boys in conjunction with his "My Brother's Keeper" program.
Politics Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters Second chance? Perry in Iowa again courting voters
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is visiting Iowa for the fourth time in eight months, hoping for a second chance to win over Republican voters who delivered him a stinging caucus loss when he ran for president two years ago.
Politics Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16 Liberals swoon for Warren, point to Clinton in '16
At a summertime getaway for liberals, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has captured the hearts of Democratic activists beginning to think about an heir to President Barack Obama. But their minds tell them that Hillary Rodham Clinton could help them hang onto the White House.