Republican governors and governors-elect are in Florida this week for the Republican Governors' Association conference. After a successful election, they are meeting to discuss the party's message and direction.
The acting director of the Secret Service made his first appearance before a congressional committee on Wednesday following a security breach that led to the resignation of the previous chief.
President Obama will unveil his executive actions on immigration Thursday, but Republicans aren't waiting for the announcement to criticize the move.
The president will then address the issue in a speech at a Las Vegas high school on Friday, a source familiar with the process tells NPR.
A bill in the U.S. Senate to bypass a White House review and approve the controversial project failed to gather enough support Tuesday night. Pipeline backers fell just 1 vote short of the 60 needed.
Last September's entry into the White House by an Iraq War veteran who scaled the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue is the focus of another hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
As states struggle to obtain lethal drugs necessary to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any pharmacy or drug maker which provide drugs for executions.
Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.
All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.
Vermont's Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president. He says Americans "do not see a party representing the working class of this country."
The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.
Sanders, who was thought of as a leader of the "New South," helped bring more racial integration to Georgia in the 1960s. He died in Atlanta on Sunday.
Montana and Georgia sit on opposite sides of the country, but both have minority populations health advocates hope to enroll for coverage. They also fear many won't quality for subsidized coverage.
As President Obama prepares to take executive action on immigration, we look at the reach — and limits — of the president's power.
Every election cycle, big donors open their checkbooks for two Washington-based party organizations that are gradually remaking state legislative elections.
The incumbent Louisiana Democratic Senator is fighting to keep her seat in a December runoff. An identical bill sponsored by her Republican opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, has already passed the Senate.
Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.
The long-delayed project is a jobs generator to some and an ecological disaster to others. Ahead of a key Senate vote, we revisit what the Keystone XL pipeline would do and why it's so contentious.
President Obama is poised to approve some changes to the immigration enforcement system using an executive order. The specifics of that order are still being hashed out.
A new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation examines corporations that expend the most money in Washington on campaign contributions and lobbying. Defense contractors and finance giants lead the pack.