National Politics

Politics Walker's Wisconsin still lags nation in job growth Walker's Wisconsin still lags nation in job growth
Scott Walker has transformed Wisconsin politics, winning three elections in four years and signing laws that weaken unions, crippling a key ally of the Democratic Party.
Politics Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals
Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.
Politics Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law Governor in a political firestorm over Indiana law
Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives. Today, his standing with both groups is threatened as the national backlash intensifies over his state's law on religious freedom.
Politics Watchdog group says four 2016 prospects dodging finance law Watchdog group says four 2016 prospects dodging finance law
In complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, the Campaign Legal Center says Florida Republican Jeb Bush, Maryland Democrat Martin O'Malley, Pennsylvania Republican Rick Santorum and Wisconsin Republican Scott Walker are raising money and campaigning for the presidency without incorporating presidential campaigns.
Politics State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton
The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.
Politics Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Politics U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election U.S. Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.
Politics GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits
Normally quarrelsome House Republicans came together Wednesday night and passed a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.
Politics Cruz wants to scrap IRS, but that's easier said than done Cruz wants to scrap IRS, but that's easier said than done
Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen, no matter how easy folks such as Sen. Ted Cruz like to make it sound.
Politics Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad
Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."