State media are accusing the lawyers of stirring up opposition to the government. Activists are calling for President Obama to cancel President Xi Jinping's visit to Washington, D.C., in September.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Scott Peterson, a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, about the reaction in Iran to the newly-struck nuclear deal.
The nuclear agreement with Iran could be a good example of the Obama doctrine — showing the president's determination to reach out to adversaries — that he's talked about since his first campaign for the White House.
President Obama said the deal offers a "new direction." But the deal would be inherited by the next president, and the candidates had something to say about it.
World leaders struck a landmark deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program, and President Obama delivered a statement from the White House.
In a speech from the White House, President Obama said that quite simply this deal keeps Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
If Congress passes a measure of disapproval regarding the lifting of Iran sanctions, President Obama likely would veto it — meaning a two-thirds majority would have to opposed Tuesday's agreement.
New research shows that states that are highly competitive in presidential elections are twice as likely to receive presidential disaster declarations — and the financial aid that comes with them.
All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.
Walker, the latest to enter a crowded GOP side, said he will prioritize reform, growth and safety. "True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government," he said.
Greece, buried under debt, is begging for its third bailout. Europeans are willing to help, but only if Greece can prove that this time will be different. Investors are betting this time, it will be.
The defining economic question for candidates this cycle could be how (or even whether) to deal with unstoppable forces like ride-hailing company Uber and global trade.
When Scott Walker was first elected governor, Wisconsin's unemployment rate was over 8 percent. It's fallen to 4.4 percent. But there's debate over whether Walker deserve credit for the rebound.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enters an already crowd field of Republicans vying to become their party's presidential nominee. What is the case he's making to voters?
Annah Backstrom of the Des Moines Register and Daniel Barrick of New Hampshire Public Radio talk to Robert Siegel about the latest developments in the presidential race.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolls out her economic policy agenda and says she is focused on growing the wages of the middle class.
Not much surprises a man who has put spies and kidnappers and murderers behind bars. But there's one American problem that took DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg's breath away: drug overdose.
Observers in the Hawkeye State say anything less than a victory next February in the first-in-the-nation caucus state could derail the Wisconsin governor's White House hopes.
The Wisconsin governor best known for his high-profile fight with unions and for winning a recall election in 2012 becomes the latest GOP candidate to declare a presidential bid.
David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.