National Politics

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.
Politics 5 things to know about the State of the Union 5 things to know about the State of the Union
State of the Union night is coming up on Tuesday. Time to set the record straight on a few things: Yup, Bill Clinton really was the most long-winded. Nope, it doesn't have to be a speech. And, in truth, this "annual" event doesn't happen every year.
Politics Obama vowing to flex presidential powers in speech Obama vowing to flex presidential powers in speech
Frustrated by years of partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama is moving to flex his presidential powers during his sixth year in office. He's starting by using Tuesday night's State of the Union address to announce executive actions to raise the minimum wage for new federal contracts, help the long-term unemployed find work and expand job-training programs.
Politics 'The State of the Union is ...' What's in a word? 'The State of the Union is ...' What's in a word?(Photo Gallery)
Presidents of both parties have long felt compelled to sum up the state of the union with a descriptive word or two in their State of the Union addresses. Mostly the same word. For many years now, "strong" has been the go-to adjective.