Appeals court rules against Obama on immigration program

The decision could mean that the deferred-action expansion won’t begin while the president is in office.

Rick Santorum announces second presidential bid

After winning 11 states in 2012, Santorum carries his conservative message into a tougher 2016 field

Jim Webb’s Iowa director resigns

The possible candidate, not known for a conventional political operation, has lost his second Iowa operative.

The Jindal vs Paul flame war heats up

That escalated quickly.

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Nebraska, and the conservative case for opposing the death penalty

Conservative Nebraska is about to get rid of it. Anomaly or beginning of a trend?

How often the 2016 candidates agreed (and disagreed) in their Senate votes, charted

Rand Paul likes to buck his party.

‘Dark money’ is now in the dictionary. Here are 9 other political words that should be.

Like "troll," "Hillvetica," and "gyrocopter."

Clinton Foundation donors included FIFA, Qatar host committee

The soccer-related donations to the foundation came into focus as the U.S. alleged deep-rooted corruption at FIFA. The Clinton Foundation has no involvement with the investigations.

Obama administration won’t seek emergency stay from Supreme Court on immigration injunction

The Department of Justice will focus on appeals court hearing in July aimed at allowing Obama's deferred action program to go forward

Is this how Washington focuses on Latin America?

The Organization of American States is meeting in Washington June 15 but there's no U.S. ambassador to it.

Rand Paul shows no sign of backing off NSA fight

After dashing fellow Republicans' hopes of extending surveillance program, Ky. senator holds fast in media blitz.

Clinton talks how Obama persuaded her to be secretary of state

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton spoke in Columbia, S.C., about the gender gap and why she's running for president. The former senator also shared a story about how persuasive President Obama was when asking her to become secretary of state back in 2008.

Ohio Gov. Kasich looks to announce 2016 bid this summer

The two-term governor and former House member will focus on his record of fiscal conservatism.

Fiorina plays the gadfly, needling Clinton and getting press

Clinton is Fiorina's foil and chief raison d'etre in her long-shot bid for the GOP nomination.

Legalized pot? Not for federal employees.

New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management on Wednesday is unambiguous and stern.

How Watergate helps explain how the U.S. can prosecute FIFA officials

It all has to do with slush funds.

Bobby Jindal says Rand Paul ‘unsuited to be commander-in-chief’

Paul has become a frequent target for GOP presidential hopefuls who have painted his foreign policy as weak – and even dangerous.

Runner-up Rick Santorum is running for president again

After winning 11 states in 2012, the former Pennsylvania senator finds himself an underdog for a second time.

Rand Paul: GOP hawks to blame for the Islamic State

He said the more military-minded members of his party have been "wrong for 20 years."

Campaign finance watchdogs push Justice Dept. to investigate Jeb Bush’s PAC

Groups argue that Bush and his Right to Rise PAC may be "engaged in knowing and willful violations of federal campaign finance laws."

Rand Paul: Jeb Bush going to have ‘trouble’ with Republicans

When asked if Bush is conservative enough to be the Republican nominee, Paul said, "I doubt it."

Chris Christie planning fresh primary state swing

On the itinerary: Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire.

Meet a federal phased-retirement pioneer

Nearly three years after it was enacted into law, the program is just now starting.

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