A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.
In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.
The president said that after setbacks and successes, health care in America has been affirmed as "not a privilege for few, but a right for all."
"This decision turns both the rule of law and common sense on its head," said Sen. Rand Paul after the Supreme Court upheld subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
Many a great-granddaddy buried in rebel gray has been rolling over in his grave for some years now.
The Senate has passed fast-track trade authority — completing congressional action. The only thing left to vote on is a measure providing federal aid to workers affected by international trade.
Renee Montagne talks to Robert Spitzer, author of The Politics of Gun Control, about Democrats Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley calling for tighter gun regulations after the Charleston shootings.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is the latest Republican to seek the GOP's presidential nomination. Jindal is seen as both a fiscal and social conservative.
It's tough to predict how the court will rule, but there are three main possibilities
Here's how the court's King v. Burwell decision could drastically affect Obamacare subsidies in your state.
The Bobby Jindal for President campaign got off to an awkward start, with this must-see video.
A pro-immigration advocate repeatedly interrupted the president during an event on same-sex marriage in the East Room of the White House. She was escorted out.
"I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law-abiding people," the 2016 hopeful told NPR's David Greene.
Being a governor can be a very good thing if you're running for president. NPR explores the role of governors in presidential races and how they might affect 2016.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Hugh de Kretser, director of the Melbourne-based Human Rights Law Center, about allegations that the government paid smugglers to take the boat back to Indonesia.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Oppenheimer, a professor at Vanderbilt University, about the changing demographics and politics of the South after the Charleston, S.C., shooting.
The vote is a victory for President Obama, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.
Federal workers are furious after the huge data breach of sensitive information. Some complain letters are going to the wrong name or address, compounding their anger over government incompetence.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Nancy Curtis about the changes to U.S. policy on American hostages. Curtis' son, Theo Padnos, was held hostage in Syria for two years until he was released last August.
President Obama announced Wednesday changes to U.S. government policy regarding Americans taken hostage overseas. Among the changes, families of hostages will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution if they decide to pay ransom to hostage takers.