National Politics

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.
Politics Rangel holds off challenge to win primary in NY Rangel holds off challenge to win primary in NY
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic primary challenge and moved one step closer to what he says will be his 23rd and final term in the House.
Politics Boehner says U.S. House plans to sue Obama Boehner says U.S. House plans to sue Obama
Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday the Republican-controlled House will file an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress.
Politics Sources: Chris Christie facing 2nd bridge probe Sources: Chris Christie facing 2nd bridge probe
Already embroiled in a criminal probe over lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie's administration is facing an investigation over a second bridge.
Politics Bipartisan group offers proposal to end gridlock Bipartisan group offers proposal to end gridlock
A national congressional primary date, more young people in public service and five-day workweeks for Congress were among dozens of recommendations released Tuesday by a bipartisan group of leaders including former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe that hopes to eliminate government dysfunction and gridlock.