National Politics

Politics What happened to Benghazi? Focus is on Clinton What happened to Benghazi? Focus is on Clinton
A special House committee on the 2012 Benghazi attacks has devolved from an investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Libya into a political fight over Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails and private computer server — a battle that is likely to stretch into the 2016 presidential election year.
Politics Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal Obama warns Congress not to stand in way of Iran deal
President Barack Obama heralded a historic nuclear agreement with Iran Tuesday as an opportunity for the longtime foes to move in a "new direction," while sharply warning Congress that it would be irresponsible to block the accord.
Politics Scott Walker: 'I will win and fight for you' Scott Walker: 'I will win and fight for you'
Scott Walker vowed Monday to fight for America's interests abroad and for his conservative policies in Washington, launching a 2016 Republican presidential bid by highlighting his clashes with labor unions as his campaign taunted his Democratic critics.
Politics Clinton: Nation needs a 'growth and fairness economy' Clinton: Nation needs a 'growth and fairness economy'
Laying out her agenda to help American workers, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that if she is elected to the White House she will seek to build a "growth and fairness economy" that would rejuvenate wages that have remained stagnant since the Great Recession.
Politics GOP White House hopefuls scramble for anti-abortion vote GOP White House hopefuls scramble for anti-abortion vote
Trying to distinguish themselves in front of an important group of social conservative activists, Republican White House hopefuls on Friday used the National Right to Life Convention to share personal stories and detail the abortion restrictions they've helped write into law.
Politics Jeb Bush and allies hit their mark, raise $114M for 2016 bid Jeb Bush and allies hit their mark, raise $114M for 2016 bid
Fulfilling ambitions to raise a historic amount of money in pursuit of the White House, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and his allies took full advantage of the nation's evolving campaign finance laws to collect more than $114 million in the first six months of the year.
Politics Despite GOP pressure, Trump not going away Despite GOP pressure, Trump not going away
A day after the Republican National Committee chairman asked the reality television star to tone down his rhetoric, Trump refused to back off his portrayal of Mexican immigrants as criminals.
Politics South Carolina's Confederate flag to be removed Friday South Carolina's Confederate flag to be removed Friday (Photo Gallery)
Saying South Carolina's history has forever changed, Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to relegate the Confederate flag to the state's "relic room," more than 50 years after the rebel banner began flying at the Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement.
Politics South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag South Carolina House approves bill removing Confederate flag
The South Carolina House has approved taking down the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, a stunning reversal in a state that was the first to leave the Union in 1860 and raised the flag again at its Statehouse more than 50 years ago to protest the civil rights movement.
Politics South Carolina Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal South Carolina Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal
The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the hall in the House, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve some kind of symbol honoring their Southern ancestors at the Statehouse.