National Politics

Politics Romney sparks new 2016 competition among GOP establishment Romney sparks new 2016 competition among GOP establishment
With Mitt Romney's move in the past week toward launching a third run for president, there are three high-profile Republicans from the party's mainstream suddenly competing for the same group of elite donors and staffing talent, just as the crowded 2016 presidential primary season begins.
Politics Paul Ryan is out, Mitt Romney moves closer to '16 campaign Paul Ryan is out, Mitt Romney moves closer to '16 campaign
The GOP's crowded 2016 presidential field shifted sharply Monday as Paul Ryan, the party's last vice presidential nominee, bowed out, while two-time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney marched toward his third campaign and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepped closer to his first.
Politics Obama proposes free community college program Obama proposes free community college program
The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the money would come to pay for it.
Politics Edging closer to 2016 bid, Republican Jeb Bush forms new PAC Edging closer to 2016 bid, Republican Jeb Bush forms new PAC
In a video posted in English and Spanish on Facebook, the Republican said that the "Right to Rise PAC" will allow him to "support candidates who believe in conservative principles to allow all Americans to rise up."
Politics Huckabee leaving Fox News show ahead of decision Huckabee leaving Fox News show ahead of decision
Political commentator and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is ending his six-year run as a TV host on Fox News, a decision that will fuel speculation about the Republican's plans for another White House bid.
Politics Taxing pot: Colorado gets modest boost of revenue Taxing pot: Colorado gets modest boost of revenue
To see the tax implications of legalizing marijuana in Colorado, there's no better place to start than an empty plot of land on a busy thoroughfare near downtown Denver.
Politics President Obama aims to start 2015 on his own terms President Obama aims to start 2015 on his own terms
President Barack Obama is aiming to set the agenda for the new year on his terms despite emboldened Republicans who feel their victory in November's elections given them a mandate to rein him in.
Politics Jeb Bush resigns from remaining board memberships Jeb Bush resigns from remaining board memberships
The former Florida governor stepped down from his remaining board memberships on Wednesday, the last day of the year, an aide said Wednesday night. It's a continuation of a process that began earlier in the month when Bush announced plans to actively explore a White House bid.
Politics Ex-NY Gov. Mario Cuomo, famed for oratory, dies at 82 Ex-NY Gov. Mario Cuomo, famed for oratory, dies at 82
Cuomo died Thursday of natural causes due to heart failure at his home, the same day his son Andrew started his second term as governor, according to a statement released by the administration. He was surrounded by his family.
Politics House GOP leader admits he spoke at white supremacist gathering House GOP leader admits he spoke at white supremacist gathering
As Republicans struggle to attract more votes from minorities heading into the 2016 presidential election, a House GOP leader has acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists, though his office denies any association with the group's social views.
Politics NY congressman, Michael Grimm, to resign after guilty plea NY congressman, Michael Grimm, to resign after guilty plea
Following his guilty plea, Republican Rep. Michael Grimm had said he would stay in Congress as long as he could. But on Monday, a Republican source told The Associated Press that Grimm is expected to resign before the start of the new Congress next week.
Politics Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes
People close to President Barack Obama say he is energized at not having to worry about helping — or hurting — Democrats in another congressional election on his watch. He has become more comfortable with his executive powers.