National Politics

Politics Controversies add to Obama's 2nd term frustrations Controversies add to Obama's 2nd term frustrations
For President Barack Obama, the opening months of his second term have been a frustrating reminder of the limits of presidential power and the durability of the Washington political apparatus he disdains.
Politics GOP continues to slam new Obama war approach GOP continues to slam new Obama war approach
Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.
Politics House passes GOP bill to speed pipeline approval House passes GOP bill to speed pipeline approval
House Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review.
Politics Could immigration bill set off another backlash? Could immigration bill set off another backlash?
As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether relatively tame opposition balloons into the kind of fierce resistance that killed Congress' last attempt to overhaul the system.
Politics Senate Democratic budget extends standoff with GOP Senate Democratic budget extends standoff with GOP
An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs targeted for cuts by House Republicans.
Politics Should voters have to prove citizenship to register? Should voters have to prove citizenship to register?
The Supreme Court will consider the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections.