In the wake of the Oregon shootings, nothing is expected to pass Congress. And that's easily explainable
When President Obama announced a massive trade deal on Monday, he heard cheers from business groups. But the unions and public-interest groups that usually support him rejected the trade proposal.
After last week's mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a gun-control platform. .
We asked young voters to share their earliest political memories, and we heard about praying for George W. Bush, family members losing jobs and fears of terrorism.
California Gov. Jerry Brown: "I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain."
The top U.S. officer in Iraq, Gen. John Campbell, says the airstrike Saturday was targeting Taliban forces in Kunduz. A hospital nearby was hit, killing 22 people, including three children.
A significant increase in violence has led to the deaths of eight Israelis and Palestinians in recent days, highlighting tensions and prompting an Israeli security crackdown.
The U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Monday.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley are out with new plans on gun control, while Bernie Sanders talks about the need for "sensible gun-control legislation."
Hard line Republicans in Congress lost the battle to restrict federal funding for Planned Parenthood and the government averted a shutdown last week. But now battle lines are drawn between conservatives and ultra conservatives over the debt ceiling, funding for the highway bill and reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank — all of which could happen this fall.
Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico."
The Democratic presidential candidate says she would act through executive action to close the "gun-show loophole" and tighten Internet sales, if Congress doesn't act.
The Utah congressman who's challenging House GOP Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is praised for sticking to his core principles and derided for
A long process to ease trading between the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations is closer to being finalized, as negotiators cleared hurdles on how to handle everything from cars to dairy products.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced he's running to succeed John Bohner as speaker of the House. Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, takes on the party's No. 2 Kevin McCarthy.
In Part One of a new series on immigrant families, we examine the experience of Mark Keam, a Korean-American who is the only Asian immigrant elected to the Virginia legislature.
The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.
The competition for speaker of the House turned competitive on Sunday. Senior editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what this could mean for the leadership in Congress.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.
Many Americans are reassessing Pope Francis' triumphant U.S. tour because of his meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.