As details of Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College continue to emerge, several politicians are reacting with strong language about gun control.
Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.
Since the 1980s, Democrats have had a serious presidential candidate pressing the need for generational change. But now Republicans have the young candidates, and Rubio is running as the fresh face.
Sanders could find himself having to uncomfortably explain his past positions on gun control, to his possible political peril.
Duncan has been with Obama from the beginning of his administration. His tenure has been marked by reform — and controversy over initiatives like Common Core and an embrace of charter schools.
The lesson of many past campaigns is that while money is an essential test of viability in the early stages of a campaign, it is no guarantee of electability.
Speaking forcefully about the need for gun policy reform Thursday, Obama said, "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough."
New campaign fundraising numbers are out, and they show Bernie Sanders on pace with Hillary Clinton. For Republicans, Ben Carson was the big winner. NPR's Robert Siegel learns more from correspondent Peter Overby.
The agency's director, James Comey, said Thursday that he is closely monitoring the investigation. He also made unusually passionate remarks about violent crime in America.
The agency's director, James Comey, said Thursday that he's closely monitoring the investigation. He also made unusually passionate remarks on violent crime in America.
Russian hackers tried a phishing scheme, a White House operator didn't believe the caller was actually Clinton and she panicked after being unable to find her local NPR station.
From 60 points down and a third of the money, Bernie Sanders is now up in polls and on par in fundraising with Hillary Clinton, who raised $28 million in the third quarter.
As Hillary Clinton continues to struggle, Joe Biden's name continues to surface. No one in Washington truly knows what the vice president will do, but he likely has to decide in the next couple weeks.
He has formally announced his candidacy for the House speakership. He'll need to get the nod from hardline and moderate members of the Republican caucus and he'll have pressing business to attend to.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who many expect will be the next speaker of the House, made comments about the Benghazi committee and Hillary Clinton's poll numbers that are getting the wrong kind of attention.
The joke, told at a Republican campaign event in New Hampshire, hung strangely in the air before Carson pivoted to note the tremendous respect he has for the police.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is close to not making the main-stage for the Oct. 28 CNBC debate. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., may not even make the undercard debate, which could feature just three people.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter refused to discuss upcoming recommendations on women in combat Wednesday. Some expect the Marines to ask for permission to exclude women from some positions.
The 2012 Republican standard bearer says the GOP risks losing the race for the White House because of the candidates' rhetoric in the primary.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Emma Green, who covers religion for The Atlantic, about the Pope's meeting with Kim Davis and the complexities of his politics.