National Politics

Politics California governor unsure legal pot is good plan California governor unsure legal pot is good plan
California Gov. Jerry Brown said he is not sure legalizing marijuana is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.
Politics GOP Senate candidate Wehby: 'Scrap' federal health care law GOP Senate candidate Wehby: 'Scrap' federal health care law (Video)
Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Randall's Children Hospital, is among at least four other Republicans fighting for that party's nomination for U.S. senator during this May's primary. The winner will presumably take on incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley in the November General Election.
Politics Holder: State AGs not obligated to defend same-sex marriage bans Holder: State AGs not obligated to defend same-sex marriage bans
State attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws in their states banning same-sex marriage if the laws discriminate in a way forbidden by the Constitution, Attorney General Eric Holder told his state counterparts Tuesday.
Politics Idaho lawmakers back $2 million to kill wolves Idaho lawmakers back $2 million to kill wolves
This wolf control fund's proponents argue existing measures by federal trappers and hunters aren't enough to tackle wolves that prey on sheep, cattle and elk herds coveted by hunters.
Politics Down with TPP? Obama is but not his fellow Ds Down with TPP? Obama is but not his fellow Ds
President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a "fast track" to congressional passage. But with midterm elections looming, many fellow Democrats are working to sidetrack them instead.
Politics What does Presidents Day celebrate? What does Presidents Day celebrate?
Although many feel Presidents Day is a time to honor all former U.S. presidents, the federal holiday is actually the official observance of George Washington's birthday - Feb. 22, 1732.