Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses. Nine declared and prospective...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The national "Nerd Prom" is drawing a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington power players for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Tea Leoni, who plays the nation's chief diplomat on TV's "Madam Secretary," arrived arm in arm Saturday with the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution 70 years after the end...
WASHINGTON (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States. Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution 70 years after the end...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Call it the Clinton conundrum. Would-be presidential challengers such as former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeal to Democratic activists for their "fire in the belly." Yet even liberals looking for more of that...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Many South Carolina Democrats say they plan to back Hillary Rodham Clinton in the South's first presidential primary next year. But that's not stopping them from giving a warm welcome at the state convention to liberals Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders —...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is sending a disaster response team and $1 million in aid to Nepal following a devastating earthquake that shook three countries. The White House and Secretary of State John Kerry are offering condolences along with pledging the support. The...
11:00 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling for clear, principled American leadership to stave off violence in the Middle East and mounting anti-Semitism in Europe. During his 35-minute speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas on...