National Politics

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.
Politics Disabled people denied voting rights, group says Disabled people denied voting rights, group says
At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.
Politics Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.
Politics Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants Obama: US always has been a nation of immigrants
Celebrating the ethnic diversity of America, President Barack Obama said more than two dozen foreign-born service members who became U.S. citizens at the White House on the Fourth of July are vivid reminders that welcoming immigrants "is central to our way of life."
Politics Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016 Today's political victories could vex GOP in 2016
Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.
Politics Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016 Romney insists he won't be a candidate in 2016
Returning to the same New Hampshire farm where he launched his last presidential campaign, Mitt Romney on Wednesday insisted he would not pursue a third White House bid but called on voters to punish President Barack Obama by giving Republicans the Senate majority this fall.
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.