Graham, known as a defense hawk, enters the race as a distinct underdog, but an entertaining one.
Sen. Rand Paul blocked extension of a program that allowed bulk collection of Americans' phone records during a Sunday Senate session. And, more candidates are announcing a run for the White House.
So far, it's a voluntary program. But as cars become more fuel efficient, the state could expand it, if it proves to be a successful way of offsetting stagnant gas tax revenues.
After a rare Sunday Senate session, 3 provisions within the Patriot Act expired at midnight — including a program that allowed the government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans.
The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.
If the Senate fails to act before midnight, one of the most controversial parts of the Patriot Act — which allows for the bulk collection of phone records — will end.
The Obama administration is pressing the Senate to act to prevent key parts of the USA Patriot Act from expiring at the end of Sunday. Administration officials argue an expiration could hurt counterterrorism efforts. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates gets an update from correspondent Scott Horsley.
The senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate has been put on the defensive about the article he wrote for an alternative newspaper.
Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's older son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.
At midnight, three counterterrorism provisions in the USA Patriot Act expire — unless the Senate passes a bill already approved by the House. NPR's David Welna talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about what could be a dramatic day.
Graham has never sent an email, and he catapulted onto the national stage because of his role in the Clinton impeachment proceedings.
Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.
Ex-Md. Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley is the latest challenger to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. O'Malley offered himself as a progressive choice for Democrats.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI spoke with two individuals who made accusations of sexual abuse against the former Speaker of the House.
O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.
The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor enters the Democratic race for president Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Juana Summers about how O'Malley will approach the campaign.
Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
A 1972 essay written by Bernie Sanders, who officially kicked off his presidential campaign this week, is making the rounds. What did he say about rape that's got people talking?
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, according to multiple news reports.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sharon Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at WilmerHale, about the federal law that triggered an investigation into J. Dennis Hastert.