The solicitor general argued cases ranging from his successful defense of Obamacare to advocacy on behalf of constitutional protections for same-sex marriage.
California once played the role of a baseball team's 9th inning pitcher, nailing down a win. But now it's more like a reserve player waiting on the bench in case of extra innings (which never happen).
Mitch McConnell has been a U.S. senator since 1984. The Long Game is the behind-the-scenes memoir of a man famous for his discretion. Steve Inskeep talks to McConnell about the Senate and his book.
Under fire for his delayed donations to veterans' groups and recently exposed practices at Trump University, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday night.
What raised Trump's hackles this time was questions from The Washington Post about whether he had actually raised — and distributed — $6 million for veterans' causes, as he'd been claiming for months.
Republicans disgruntled with Donald Trump have been talking about a third-party candidate. Lawyer and Iraq war veteran David French could be their guy. He is a staff writer at the National Review.
David Greene talks to Michele Flournoy, a former undersecretary of Defense in the Obama administration, about the themes Hillary Clinton may address in her speech.
Legislation allowing people to choose their bathroom based on their gender identity has now been embraced by both chambers of the Massachusetts legislature.
The president went back to the Indiana town to highlight its economic rebound. Since he first visited in early 2009, the unemployment rate has plunged from about 19 percent to around 4 percent.
Trump U. was not a "university." The goal was to sell potential "buyers" on escalating packages, up to $35,000. Seminars included showing buyers how to capitalize on the housing crisis.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Indiana voter Ed Neufeldt, who has supported Barack Obama for the last eight years, only to consider switching his vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
President Obama returns to Elkhart, Ind., the first town he visited as president and a symbol of the recession. He went on Wednesday to tout economic recovery with an eye toward his successor.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to a group of 45-year-old voters as part of a radio series where he explores the generational differences between how 25, 45 and 65-year-olds think about politics. He finds this group of 45-year-olds experienced a swell of patriotism and American exceptionalism in their youth. But patriotic fervor dwindled, as scandals and the emergence of 24/7 news coverage changed the game of politics.
There's little evidence that vice presidential picks help candidates at the top of the ticket win a state. What nominees try to aim for often is balance.
Challenged about his fundraising for veterans, Donald Trump detailed $5.6 million he says he's delivered. But the larger message was his ongoing assault on the media, which resonates with his base.
Donald Trump's camp answered inquiries into donations for veterans and now-defunct Trump University. Steve Inskeep and Ailsa Chang talk to NPR's Domenico Monanero and Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News.
For all the talk of the GOP's upheaval, the Senate majority leader says he doesn't think Donald Trump's nomination will redefine the Republican Party in any substantial way.
One recommendation for dealing with reporters: "Remember, courtesy gets you a long way." The documents were released Tuesday by a federal judge in California.
Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, "happens to be, we believe, Mexican." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.
Donald Trump held a press conference Tuesday to address questions about charitable donations he claimed to make in support of military veterans.