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John Paul Stevens: Politics is factor in retirement

John Paul Stevens: Politics is factor in retirement

John Paul Stevens says he thinks it’s appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire. “I think certainly it’s natural and an…

Suddenly, high hopes for GOP in Iowa Senate race

Suddenly, high hopes for GOP in Iowa Senate race

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party’s chances of regaining control of the chamber.…

Clinton supporter, fundraiser pleads guilty

Clinton supporter, fundraiser pleads guilty

A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three…

Democrats sitting on $40 million in campaign cash

Democrats sitting on $40 million in campaign cash

  Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans…

Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

Medical pot issue could help Florida Democrats

Democrats in the nation’s largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections.…

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will have a lot of work to do in Iowa, should he seek the 2016 presidential nomination, based on the range of sour reactions to…

Obamacare dominates right-wing gathering

Obamacare dominates right-wing gathering

President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications. Several potential…

Voters not surprised by Congressman’s adultery

Voters not surprised by Congressman’s adultery

In a matter of days, Republican Vance McAllister has gone from being the unlikely congressman — a special election winner who trounced his party’s establishment candidate — to the “kissing…

Hillary Clinton: If the shoe fits, duck it

Hillary Clinton: If the shoe fits, duck it

Hillary Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention…

Pro-Hillary Clinton PAC raises $5.75 million

Pro-Hillary Clinton PAC raises $5.75 million

A super PAC urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president says it raised $1.7 million in the first three months of the year, almost all of it from small-dollar…