National Politics

Politics Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor Bill Clinton defends wife's commitment to poor
Bill and Hillary Clinton pointed to ways to bolster the economy and achieve broad-based prosperity, responding to weeks of criticism over their wealth ahead of a potential 2016 presidential bid by the former secretary of state.
Politics US memo justifying drone killings is released US memo justifying drone killings is released
The secret U.S. government memo outlining the justification for the use of drones to kill American terror suspects abroad was released by court order Monday, yielding the most detailed, inside look yet at the legal basis for the Obama administration's program of "targeted killings."
Politics Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive Feds: Oil train details not security sensitive
U.S. transportation officials say details about volatile oil train shipments are not sensitive security information as railroads seek to keep the material from the public following a string of fiery accidents.
Politics Senators propose 12-cent federal gas tax increase Senators propose 12-cent federal gas tax increase
Two senators unveiled a bipartisan plan Wednesday to raise federal gasoline and diesel taxes for the first time in more than two decades, pitching the proposal as a solution to Congress' struggle to pay for highway and transit programs.
Politics Pelosi praises state budget, Obama tactics on Iraq Pelosi praises state budget, Obama tactics on Iraq
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a Monday visit to the state capital called for minimal military involvement in Iraq and praised California for passing a timely budget.
Politics Clinton has reasons to run at her ready Clinton has reasons to run at her ready
She insists she hasn't decided on a second bid for the presidency. But Hillary Rodham Clinton is laying out more reasons to run than not during her coast-to-coast book tour.
Politics After defeating Cantor, Dave Brat avoids spotlight After defeating Cantor, Dave Brat avoids spotlight
For the three days since Dave Brat took down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary Tuesday, he's been holed up in his suburban home, avoiding the reporters and TV trucks waiting out front.
Politics House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary
In an upset for the ages, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-most powerful man in the House, was dethroned Tuesday by a little-known, tea party-backed Republican primary challenger who rolled to victory on a wave of public anger over calls for looser immigration laws.
Politics Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss Big changes in GOP leadership after Cantor loss (Photo Gallery)
Repudiated at the polls, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that he will resign his leadership post at the end of next month, clearing the way for a potentially disruptive Republican shake-up just before midterm elections with control of Congress at stake.
Politics Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange Obama: No apology for Bergdahl prisoner exchange (Photo Gallery)
President Barack Obama said Thursday he "absolutely makes no apologies" for seeking the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a prisoner swap with the Taliban, vigorously defending an exchange that has caused a furor in the United States.
Politics Gun control group focused on at least 11 races Gun control group focused on at least 11 races
A gun-control organization led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, outlined plans Tuesday to support candidates in at least 11 congressional races this year who have backed efforts in Congress to enact stricter gun control laws.