National Politics

Cantor to resign from House seat in August 

RICHMOND, Va. | After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected. Cantor spokesman Doug Heye said Friday that the congressman will step down Aug. 18 and ask …

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying 

CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying 

According to an unclassified summary of the report released Thursday, five agency employees — two lawyers and three computer specialists— improperly accessed Intelligence Committee computers earlier this year during a disagreement over interrogation documents

First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens,” Mrs. Obama said.

Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

Obama to GOP: ‘Stop just hating all the time’

“Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on,” the president said in a boisterous and sharply partisan speech in Kansas City.

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies

Ex-IRS official called conservatives ‘crazies

“This new evidence clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law,” Camp said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill

My constituents back home don’t understand why in the world we would leave without fixing this problem, without addressing this humanitarian crisis,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children 

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children 

The new poll found 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution, while 44 percent believe it has that responsibility

Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

“A lot of people are understandably, as I am, upset about what’s happened to these kids but if we don’t have a procedure, it’s not going to stop,” Clinton said in the interview airing Tuesday.

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

“The most successful countries are the ones who treat their women well,” Obama said.

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

Mont. gov: Sen. in plagiarism row deserves respect

“Senator Walsh has a long history of fighting for Montanans, both at home and in combat,” Bullock said.