National Politics

Politics Fact Check: Overreaching in State of Union speech Fact Check: Overreaching in State of Union speech
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.
Politics Wyden: Release of drone info to lawmakers 'encouraging first step' Wyden: Release of drone info to lawmakers 'encouraging first step'
A senior administration official says President Barack Obama has directed the Justice Department to provide congressional intelligence committees access to classified information providing the legal rationale for drone strikes against al-Qaida-linked American citizens.
Politics Female veterans hail decision to allow combat roles Female veterans hail decision to allow combat roles
While women have proven themselves over the past decade where they have increasingly found themselves in combat because of modern warfare's blurred frontlines, many have come home with the feeling that few know of their contributions, a former Army specialist said Thursday.
Politics Obama weighing executive action on guns Obama weighing executive action on guns
Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps that could be taken through executive action alone, congressional officials said.
Politics NRA calls for armed officers in every school NRA calls for armed officers in every school
The nation's largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings."
Politics Will feds let marijuana laws stand without a fight? Will feds let marijuana laws stand without a fight?
Washington joined Colorado in voting to become the first states to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use, but people shouldn't expect to be able to buy a bag of legitimate weed any time soon.