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  1. U.S. working to fill NHTSA chief job quickly

    Washington U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a Detroit News interview the White House is getting closer to naming a new chief to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  2. Bentivolio 'seriously considering' write-in campaign

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is 'seriously considering' a write-in campaign for Congress after suffering a huge double-digit loss in the GOP primary a month ago, he told Lansing newsletter MIRS.

    • 9:07 PM, Sep. 15, 2014

    Some consumers risk losing health coverage

    Washington After failing to respond to multiple outreach attempts, more than 100,000 people could lose their federal marketplace health coverage on Sept.

  3. Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

    Indianola, Iowa With speculation on a White House run in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday to pay tribute to the state's retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.

    • 6:02 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • Politics-National

    'Six Californias' initiative fails for 2016 ballot

    Sacramento, Calif. A ballot initiative that would have asked voters to split California into six separate states failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016, the secretary of state's office reported Friday.

    • 11:29 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that

    Washington Senate Republicans' campaign arm raised more than $6 million last month and spent more than twice that in an effort to claim the majority.

    • 6:57 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Washington President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.

    • 12:07 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law

    Chicago Three Republican-appointed federal judges in Chicago have heard arguments about Wisconsin's voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the November election.

    • 10:51 AM, Sep. 12, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Justice Dept. seeks new tool against data fraud

    Washington Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.

    • 4:18 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Dingell released from hospital, doing 'well'

    Washington Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, was released Thursday from Henry Ford Hospital after he was admitted with an infection.

    • 3:03 PM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

    Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or incest.

    • 6:59 AM, Sep. 11, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Missouri lawmakers expand gun rights in schools

    Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the Republican-led Legislature to expand gun rights over the objection of the Democratic governor.

    • 10:16 AM, Sep. 10, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Republican women face uphill fight this fall

    Old Forge, N.Y. Elise Stefanik is fighting to make history in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an expanse of rural America in upstate New York that like the Republican Party is struggling to grow.

  4. Scott Brown wins GOP primary in bid for U.S. Senate return

    Concord, N.H. Former Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Scott Brown won New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday, moving forward in his attempt to get back to Washington from another state.

    • 10:32 PM, Sep. 9, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Longtime Mass. congressman concedes defeat in Dem primary

    Boston Nine-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday conceded defeat to political newcomer Seth Moulton in the Democratic primary in the state's 6th ...

    • 12:19 PM, Sep. 9, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    Washington Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the ...

  5. Wisconsin appeals gay marriage case to high court

    Madison, Wis. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that the state's gay marriage ban is ...

    • 6:49 AM, Sep. 9, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Mitt Romney's inner circle meeting in Washington

    Washington Members of Mitt Romney's inner circle are shooting down speculation about the former Republican presidential nominee's 2016 ambitions on the eve ...

    • 12:30 PM, Sep. 8, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Michigan Senate race stars in early TV ads

    Lansing It already feels like October in Michigan's U.S. Senate campaign, as the airwaves get saturated by at least nine TV ads in the past week. Nearly $19 million ...

    • 8:07 PM, Sep. 8, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Conservative group uses Detroit blight in Arkansas U.S. Senate race

    A conservative group is using Detroit as a bogeyman in the closely fought U.S. Senate race in Arkansas. 'This is Arkansas and we won't let you Detroit ...

    • 10:06 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
    • Politics-National

    AFL-CIO goes after Koch brothers in ad campaign

    Washington The nation's largest labor federation took aim Thursday at the conservative Koch brothers in ads designed to highlight the billionaire industrialists' ...

  6. Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada gay marriage laws in court

    San Francisco For the first time since it declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, the federal appeals court in San Francisco is readying to ...

    • 9:31 AM, Sep. 8, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    Washington Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government ...

    • 6:34 AM, Sep. 8, 2014
    • Politics-National

    In Senate races, candidates tackle the blame game

    Atlanta Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

  7. Romney: I would have done a better job than Obama

    Washington Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says there is no question in his mind that he would have been more effective in the White House than President ...

    • 3:39 PM, Sep. 7, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Obama to give speech Wednesday on Islamic State

    Washington President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional ...

  8. Year after lanes closed, Christie back to normal

    Newark, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears to have largely moved past the lane-closing scandal that rocked his administration and threatened to ...

  9. Chuck Todd debuts as 'Meet the Press' moderator

    New York Chuck Todd is making his debut as moderator of NBC's 'Meet the Press,' with NBC hoping to erase a slide that has taken the long-running Sunday ...

  10. White House: Obama to delay immigration action

    Washington Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after ...

    • 12:56 AM, Sep. 6, 2014
    • Politics-National

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