National Politics

Politics GOP governors with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington GOP governors with 2016 aspirations love to bash Washington
As they begin to shape their prospective bids for president, a group of ambitious Republican governors is eager to seize on voters' contempt for that most dirty of political words: "Washington."
Politics Vaccine debate tests first-time White House hopefuls Vaccine debate tests first-time White House hopefuls
For a pair of first-time presidential hopefuls, the sudden injection of the childhood vaccine debate into the 2016 campaign is a lesson in how unexpected issues can become stumbling blocks. Long-held positions can look different under the glare of the national spotlight.
Politics As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush As Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush
Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Politics Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class
The former Florida governor said Friday that political leaders need to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth.
Politics Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition
President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes on families trying to save money for their children's education.
Politics Obama highlights child care in GOP strongholds of Kansas Obama highlights child care in GOP strongholds of Kansas
Wrapping up a two-day sales trip to conservative states to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama pitched expanded child care Thursday to help families make ends meet, while calling for less of the political division that has rendered Washington virtually dysfunctional.
Politics Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash in New Hampshire Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush moving toward clash in New Hampshire
Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home.
Politics Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class (Video)
President Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to "turn the page" on years of economic troubles, terrorism and lengthy wars, arguing that his presidency had ushered in an era of smarter American leadership and a growing U.S. economy.