National Politics

Politics GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights
Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton's suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax controls on voting.
Politics California lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation California lawmakers advance right-to-die legislation
California lawmakers advanced a right-to-die bill Thursday, giving hope to those who want the nation's most populous state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives under doctor's care.
Politics Sources: Jeb Bush is in the race for president Sources: Jeb Bush is in the race for president
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for president in 2016, according to several senior aides who confirmed Thursday that the Republican would announce his widely expected decision in Miami later this month.
Politics Clinton: GOP trying to make it difficult for people to vote Clinton: GOP trying to make it difficult for people to vote
Hillary Rodham Clinton accused potential Republican presidential rivals such as Jeb Bush of Florida and Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Thursday of trying to make it more difficult for millions of Americans to vote, laying down an early marker on voting rights in her Democratic presidential campaign.
Politics Rick Perry announces 2016 bid, a re-do from 2012 Rick Perry announces 2016 bid, a re-do from 2012
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, pledging to "end an era of failed leadership" and hoping this campaign will go better than his last one.
Politics Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president
Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.
Politics Is Senate 'inaction' making us less safe? Is Senate 'inaction' making us less safe? (Video)
The U.S. Senate failed to extend key provisions of the Patriot Act before the June 1 deadline. That means the sun set on several National Security Agency domestic surveillance programs – at least for now.
Politics Lindsey Graham opens 2016 presidential bid Lindsey Graham opens 2016 presidential bid
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham opened his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Monday with a grim accounting of radical Islam "running wild" in a world imperiled also by Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Politics Clinton received sensitive info on private email account Clinton received sensitive info on private email account
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.
Politics Bush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act
Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.