The house speaker's visit at the end of the month follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's reelection and his controversial address to the U.S. Congress.
Critics say the benefit program discourages people from seeking jobs. The Obama administration is announcing grants to 10 states to find a better way to get recipients back to work.
The president's message was to mark the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian new year. The U.S. and its allies are talking to Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program.
President Obama told the Prince that Americans like the royal family "much better than they like their own politicians." He may be right.
NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ted Bridis, investigative editor at the Associated Press, about the increasing amount of U.S. requests for government information under the Freedom of Information Act.
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced an emergency measure to fund drought relief Thursday. California is facing its fourth consecutive year of drought, and the state is tightening water restrictions.
NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who now says he never meant to reject the idea of a Palestinian state during parliamentary elections this week.
In his latest action to address climate change, President Obama signed an executive order Thursday that attempts to reduce the federal government's carbon footprint.
France holds it's regional elections Sunday, and the far-right National Front party is surging in popularity after persuading voters that it is no longer on the political fringe.
He directed the federal government to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent within the next decade and to increase its use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of total consumption.
President Obama called the idea of mandatory voting potentially "transformative." That's true, and Democrats might love it, but it's not likely to happen.
Vice presidents have cast 244 tie-breakers in the Senate, but if Biden rescues Loretta Lynch's nomination it will be the first time it has been used for a Cabinet nomination.
While many of the potential presidential contenders are on the road, the race is also taking off on social media.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Michael Crowley, Politico's senior foreign affairs correspondent, about U.S.-Israeli relations.
President Obama defends his economic track record, even as Republicans are trying to change the government's fiscal course. House and Senate committees unveiled draft budgets that would cut spending.
Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is likely to cause President Obama more headaches when it comes to dealing with Republicans, the Iran negotiations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is in a fight for his political survival. Signal of deeper divide in the Democratic Party.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory in parliamentary elections shows that Israelis are backing the status quo. But the shape of a new government and the international implications of Netanyahu's victory are still being worked out.
The strength of Hillary Clinton's standing in the presidential contest is clouding a left-right divide within the national Democratic Party.
NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Steven Greenhouse, a former longtime labor correspondent for The New York Times.