National Politics

Politics Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda
Lawmakers said roughly a dozen Senate Democrats agreed to let full-blown debate begin after both parties' leaders consented to tweak the package that failed on a procedural vote Tuesday. Those Democrats' votes were the difference between blocking the agenda and letting it move ahead.
Politics Super PACs rise in influence in 2016 campaign Super PACs rise in influence in 2016 campaign
As with most things in Washington, there's not even agreement on whether they are a problem to solve, or are a solution to celebrate.
Politics If Clinton is elected, family foundation could face changes If Clinton is elected, family foundation could face changes
Among the unresolved questions: Who would be able to raise money for the Clinton Foundation? Could it begin new projects, both at home and overseas? Is there any way it could operate unburdened by conflicts of interest, real or perceived, while one of its founders sits in the Oval Office?
Politics An Obama milestone: South Dakota visit makes it 50 states An Obama milestone: South Dakota visit makes it 50 states
President Richard Nixon did it in less than three years. President George H.W. Bush completed it in one term. President Barack Obama has now matched their feat by visiting South Dakota, his 50th state, on Friday.
Politics Jeb Bush to jab Obama administration on religious freedom Jeb Bush to jab Obama administration on religious freedom
Facing nagging questions about his conservative credentials, Republican White House prospect Jeb Bush will praise the power of "the Christian conscience in action" in a commencement speech at a prominent Christian university on Saturday, jabbing President Barack Obama's administration for being "small-minded and intolerant" on issues of religious freedom.
Politics State Dept plans no review of Clinton Foundation donations State Dept plans no review of Clinton Foundation donations
The State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of the Clinton Foundation that some say raise questions about potential conflicts of interest during former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's time in office.
Politics Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy
Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past. Even a majority of Republicans in the country can see themselves voting for someone who would protect millions of immigrants from deportation, according to a new poll.
Politics GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions GAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions
Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.
Politics Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York.
Politics Other Dem candidates get 6 debates to challenge Clinton Other Dem candidates get 6 debates to challenge Clinton
The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned six presidential primary debates, giving long-shot candidates chances to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton before television audiences.