National Politics

Politics NJ gov tries to revive national ambitions in Maine NJ gov tries to revive national ambitions in Maine
Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fought to revive his presidential aspirations in northern New England on Wednesday, declaring he would not be silenced by scandal while campaigning alongside one of the nation's most endangered Republican governors.
Politics Democrats propose Feb. voting to begin 2016 race
The Democratic National Committee's rulemaking body is recommending a 2016 presidential voting schedule that begins with the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 1 and follows with voting that month in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
Politics GOP presidential hopefuls met with donors on sly GOP presidential hopefuls met with donors on sly
Far from public scrutiny, Republican presidential hopefuls, high-powered donors and other national political and business leaders gathered last month at a five-star resort in Georgia for a secretive meeting to discuss the midterm elections, foreign policy and the economy.
Politics Some Colorado sheriffs ending immigrant detainers
Several Colorado sheriffs will no longer honor requests from federal immigration authorities to continue to detain someone once they are eligible to be released on the charges for which they were initially arrested.
Politics Rand Paul seeks new allies among Romney 2012 team Rand Paul seeks new allies among Romney 2012 team
Fighting to move beyond his father's shadow, Sen. Rand Paul is crafting new alliances with the Republican Party establishment during a Northeast tour that began Friday in Boston.
Politics Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits
The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled.
Politics Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign
Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor.
Politics NY court: US must release targeted killings memo NY court: US must release targeted killings memo
The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior government officials have commented on the subject, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Politics GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight
Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with GOP lawmakers using it as the latest front in their attacks on President Barack Obama's trustworthiness.
Politics For Obama, frustration in comparisons to LBJ For Obama, frustration in comparisons to LBJ
Perhaps no historical analogy irks the White House more than the comparisons between Presidents Barack Obama and Lyndon B. Johnson, two Democrats who occupied the Oval Office a half-century apart.
Politics RNC raises $10 million in March RNC raises $10 million in March
The Republican National Committee says it raised $10.2 million in March and has more than $12 million in the bank heading toward November's elections.