The real-estate mogul tried to strike a populist tone in announcing his tax plan. It cuts taxes for corporations and raises them on hedge-fund managers, but its cost... sure looks huge.
Californians have really stepped up water conservation due to the drought. Some cities are selling almost half as much water as they normally do. But there's a big downside for water agencies — lost revenue. People using less water means major budget shortfalls.
Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly in a decade on Monday. Iran's President is also speaking in the wake of his country's nuclear deal with world powers.
The Taliban have launched a massive attack on the northern Afghan city of Kunduz. There are reports that they have taken over parts of the city.
Separatists in Spain's prosperous northeast region of Catalonia are celebrating an election victory they say puts them on track to establish the world's newest country. But their failure to win an absolute majority, and fierce opposition from Spain's central government, means months of negotiations and uncertainty lie ahead.
Syria expert Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma talks about the state of play in Syria, and the possible paths forward for the region, and worried world powers.
In an interview with NPR, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will use its added billions of dollars from the nuclear deal for boosting the Iranian economy.
Trump's plan would lower the tax rate for businesses to 15 percent. Single people making less that $25,000 and married couples earning less than $50,000 would not pay any federal income tax.
President Obama vowed to work with Russia and Iran to resolve the Syrian conflict at the United Nations General Assembly Monday, but he insisted there's no place for Bashar al-Assad.
Sen. Chuck Grassley has sent a letter to government investigators that also asks for a list of documents and information the charity failed to provide.
Kevin McCarthy, No. 2 in the House, as expected has officially declared he is running to replace John Boehner as speaker. Boehner announced Friday he is resigning at the end of October.
Lots of politicians, Democrat and Republican, want to cut the number of brackets in the name of simplification. Here's what's wrong with that argument.
In front of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama was blunt. Speaking to Russia he said: "We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated."
Cokie Roberts offers her take on John Boehner's abrupt resignation as House speaker and what it will mean for Congress in the days to come.
President Obama meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. The meeting comes as Russia has been more assertive in the Middle East.
In an interview with NPR, the GOP presidential candidate offers critiques of President Obama, the GOP establishment and Donald Trump.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has had a meteoric rise. He's been Congress for just nine years, yet he may soon be elected speaker.
The two leaders will have their second, informal, face-to-face meeting since April at the General Assembly meeting in New York.
Cruz celebrated the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner and a win in the Values Voter Summit straw poll. But neither victory will last long.
Speaker John Boehner shocked the political establishment when he announced will step down. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Mara Liasson about what it means for Congress and Republicans.