Jeb Bush hits Iowa politics head-on

Bush answered a question about immigration by saying those living in the U.S. illegally "need to have a path to legalized status."

Jeb Bush hits Iowa politics head-on

Since announcing on Facebook his plan to explore running for president, Jeb Bush has courted high-dollar donors in private rooms and luxury resorts, and delivered weighty speeches in hotel ballrooms and city clubs. This weekend, he was at a Pizza Ranch. The former Florida governor arrived in Cedar Rapids behind schedule, a sign as strong […]

Republican rift over immigration

"Immigrants that are here need to have a path to legalized status," Bush said.

Republican rift over immigration

The rift over immigration in the emerging Republican presidential field opened up publicly Saturday, as several potential candidates called for enforcement of existing laws while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham said those living in the U.S. illegally should have a path to legal status. The policy difference played out […]

A living history lesson from Selma, Alabama

Obama had said he was taking his daughters to Selma to "remind them of their own obligations."

A living history lesson from Selma, Alabama

In four minutes, President Barack Obama gave his daughters a living history lesson on the civil rights movement. Obama paid tribute Saturday to civil rights legends sung and unsung by leading a symbolic march across an Alabama bridge where throngs who protested their lack of voting rights 50 years ago were beaten by police on […]

McConnell postpones action on Iran deal

McConnell postpones action on Iran deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday decided to postpone action on a bill giving Congress a chance to review and vote on any deal the U.S. signs with Iran over its nuclear program. The move comes at a time delicate negotiations are at a critical juncture between the U.S. and its partners and Tehran. […]

House subpoenas Clinton’s emails

House subpoenas Clinton’s emails

A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family’s New York home. The subpoenas from the Republican-led […]

Hillary Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

Hillary Clinton urges State Dept. to release her emails

Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the State Department to release the emails she wrote from a private email account as secretary of state, weighing in on a controversy that has generated negative attention this week for the likely Democratic presidential candidate. In a tweet late Wednesday, Clinton said, “I want the public to see my email. […]

A racist, profit-driven police department in Ferguson, Missouri

A racist, profit-driven police department in Ferguson, Missouri

A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what officials contend are racist, profit-driven law enforcement practices in the small St. Louis suburb. While the Department of Justice cleared Officer Darren Wilson of federal civil rights charges in the August death of Michael Brown, it also […]

Screwups by three government agencies led to man’s death

Screwups by three government agencies led to man’s death

Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as “Africa” being on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer’s weapon. The problems began in the late 1990s when […]

Alabama continues to stand against progress

Alabama continues to stand against progress

  The Alabama Supreme Court has made itself an outlier in the judicial march legalizing same-sex marriages in the United States, drawing rebukes from gay rights advocates and evoking comparisons to Alabama’s defiance of federal authorities during the civil rights movement. The court set up a showdown with a Mobile, Alabama, federal judge this week […]

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