National Politics

Politics Senate passage of immigration bill on track Senate passage of immigration bill on track
A final vote in the Senate on Thursday or Friday would send the issue to the House, where conservative Republicans in the majority oppose citizenship for anyone living in the country illegally.
Politics GOP continues to slam new Obama war approach GOP continues to slam new Obama war approach
Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move the government away from a war footing and refine and recalibrate counterterrorism strategy.
Politics Should voters have to prove citizenship to register? Should voters have to prove citizenship to register?
The Supreme Court will consider the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in national elections.
Politics AP investigation: President Nixon wished for total handgun ban AP investigation: President Nixon wished for total handgun ban
Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners by feigning interest in their weapons.
Politics Former DEA chiefs want feds to block state pot laws Former DEA chiefs want feds to block state pot laws(Video)
Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington's laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.
Politics Lawmakers looking to shift blame as huge budget cuts loom Lawmakers looking to shift blame as huge budget cuts loom
Across-the-board spending cuts all but certain, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are staging a politically charged showdown designed to avoid public blame for any resulting inconvenience or disruption in government services.
Politics Vegas weddings trade shotguns for Uzis Vegas weddings trade shotguns for Uzis(Photo Gallery)
One Las Vegas shooting range is selling "take a shot at love" packages that include 50 submachine gun rounds. Another is offering wedding packages in which the bride and groom can pose with Uzis and ammunition belts. And a third invites lovebirds to renew their vows and shoot a paper cutout zombie in the face.
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.