For many fed up with the now seemingly routine shootings and the lack of policy action, pleas to God aren't enough. But is that fair?
In a statement from the Oval Office, the president also said the investigation into Wednesday's shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., has been handed over to the FBI.
A day after Hillary Clinton called for a Justice Department investigation into Chicago police's handling of the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Mayor Rahm Emanuel reversed course to support one.
The House has managed to vote more than 50 times to repeal all or part of the health care law, but it's always been tougher in the Senate. They are symbolic votes that the president would veto.
The $305 billion highway bill funds transportation infrastructure projects. But it also offers wins and losses for unrelated businesses. The Export-Import Bank gets saved, but big banks lose out.
Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Karl Rove about his book of history that he believes sheds light on politics today: the 1896 presidential election of William McKinley.
President Obama again found himself in the position of decrying a mass shooting and not being able to do much about it. He used a scheduled interview with CBS News to express his sympathies.
President Obama expressed sympathy to the victims' families of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. He also called for stronger gun background checks and other measures.
When asked about the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., President Obama said there is a pattern of mass shootings in the U.S. that has "no parallel anywhere else in the world."
The British Parliament debated Wednesday whether to give the government permission to carry out airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.
They say Congress should exercise "moral leadership" on the refugee issue.
Why would would someone quit a solid well-paying job with benefits to volunteer for free for a presidential campaign? As part of our ongoing series Snapshots 2016, NPR catches up with a volunteer who did just that to find out why. Thirty-one-year old Farah Farley has been knocking on doors for the Clinton campaign in New Hampshire.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Mark McKinnon, former President George W. Bush's chief media strategist and co-founder of No Labels, about the Republicans' need for a coherent party message.
Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to do away with limits on how much a party committee can spend to support a candidate. Party committees are bound by contribution limits intended to prevent corruption.
Even as a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill to tighten potential security gaps in the visa waiver program, they acknowledge the measure has limits on how effective it might be.
Donald Trump said it's "a ridiculous situation" that the president is spending time confronting climate change while the ISIS threat looms.
The New Jersey governor is showing off his credentials as a former prosecutor to argue he can fight terrorism.
For the first time in a decade, congressional leaders have reached a bipartisan agreement on a long-term bill to fix, maintain and expand the nation's roads, bridges, rails and mass transit.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with German Ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig, about Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to commit troops to the ongoing fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
In a crowded Republican presidential field, Chris Christie has struggled to stand out. But after a string of endorsements in New Hampshire, the New Jersey governor is hoping to break out.