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Senate Democrats block vote to disapprove of Iran deal

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

For the second time, Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a vote to move forward on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal, protecting President Barack Obama's key foreign policy initiative.


Fierce response to Walker plan to bar federal public unions

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is hoping to pull his campaign off the mat by taking on unions -- a familiar foe for the Wisconsin governor -- in a sweeping plan to upend pillars of organized labor nationwide.



2016 candidates jump to raise money via new Twitter service

Posted 9/16/2015 in National

Think of it as tweeting for dollars.



Senate to hold one more vote on Iran nuclear deal

Posted 9/15/2015 in National

Senate Republicans will try a second time today to move ahead on a resolution rejecting the Iran nuclear deal.



GOP tax plans benefit rich despite populist campaign talk

Posted 9/15/2015 in National

Jeb Bush went to Detroit and talked about leveling the playing field. Marco Rubio wrote a book about helping the working class. Rand Paul is promising to expand the Republican Party beyond its traditional base.


Sanders courts Christian conservative students

Posted 9/15/2015 in National

In an unlikely appearance at a prominent Christian university, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Monday the "massive injustice" of income and wealth inequality should unite people across the political spectrum.

Trump: 'It's disgusting what's happening to our country'

Posted 9/15/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is renewing his campaign against illegal immigration, telling a cheering crowd of thousands in Dallas that "it's disgusting what's happening to our country."


Religious clerks in Kentucky follow law, but see conflict

Posted 9/15/2015 in National

Clerk Mike Johnston prays twice a day, once each morning and once each night, and asks the Lord to understand the decision he made to license same-sex marriage.



Kentucky clerk case divides religious liberty advocates

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has become a hero to many conservative Christians who see her refusal to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage as a litmus test for religious liberty in an increasingly secular culture.



GOP leaders face difficult battle to avert shutdown

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

No government shutdown this year, Republican congressional leaders say. But with Congress, it's never easy.


Trump embraces role as bully, bids Perry a thorny farewell

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

A growing divide has emerged in the Republican Party's unruly presidential contest, as the race bid farewell to a once-powerful White House contender.

Challenging Clinton, Sanders seeks black support in South

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

The Bernie Sanders phenomenon has been driven almost entirely by white supporters.

GOP candidate Walker proposes vast union restrictions

Posted 9/14/2015 in National

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker today will call for sweeping restrictions on organized labor in the U.S., seeking to replicate nationwide his successful effort as Wisconsin's governor to curb the power of unions.


Trump on 'Tonight Show:' Will apologize 'if I'm ever wrong'

Posted 9/12/2015 in National

Donald Trump clarified, sort of, a long-standing question about his personality during an appearance on Friday's "Tonight Show."


At ground zero, 9/11 anniversary now both public and private

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

After years as a private commemoration, the anniversary of Sept. 11 at ground zero now also has become an occasion for public reflection on the site of the terror attacks.


Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year.



After insulting Fiorina, Trump tested by wave of criticism

Posted 9/11/2015 in National

A wave of criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike rose Thursday after GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump insulted the physical appearance of Carly Fiorina, his party's only female White House contender.



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