National Politics

Politics Rubio backs compromise on Iran deal Rubio backs compromise on Iran deal
Sen. Marco Rubio's fiery criticism of an emerging deal over Iran's nuclear ambitions fizzled in the cool pragmatism of the Senate, as he joined colleagues on Tuesday in backing a compromise measure during his first full day as a presidential candidate.
Politics Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House Rubio tells supporters he is running for White House
Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas "stuck in the 20th century," a jab at both Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton and his one-time Republican mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Politics Republican candidates court homeschooling families in Iowa Republican candidates court homeschooling families in Iowa
Eight years after Mike Huckabee tapped the support of evangelical homeschooling families as part of his winning coalition in the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses, a lineup of GOP hopefuls is seeking to duplicate that effort.
Politics State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans State-by-state battle waged over 'conversion therapy' bans
There have been several setbacks this year for a state-by-state campaign to ban so-called conversion therapy for gay, lesbian and transgender youth. But the White House is now officially an ally, and activists are hopeful of long-term success as they make a case that such treatments can have devastating consequences.
Politics Kentucky's Rand Paul joining 2016 presidential campaign Kentucky's Rand Paul joining 2016 presidential campaign
Sen. Rand Paul, a tea party favorite and frequent antagonist of leaders of his Republican Party, is ready to test how much change voters want, both for their government and for the GOP.
Politics Rand Paul and 2016: A message of change, delivered deadpan Rand Paul and 2016: A message of change, delivered deadpan
Ready to enter the chase for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, the first-term Kentucky senator has designs on changing how members of his party go about getting elected to the White House and how they govern once they get there.
Politics Clinton to start 2016 bid with focus on voter interaction Clinton to start 2016 bid with focus on voter interaction
Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to launch her campaign for president sometime in the next two weeks and will initially focus on intimate events, rather than soaring speeches to big rallies, as her team looks to put her in direct contact with voters in states with early primaries or caucuses.
Politics Walker's Wisconsin still lags nation in job growth Walker's Wisconsin still lags nation in job growth
Scott Walker has transformed Wisconsin politics, winning three elections in four years and signing laws that weaken unions, crippling a key ally of the Democratic Party.