The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.
The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.
Do individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech? Legal experts face off on the issue in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
As CEO of an outdoor equipment retailer, Sally Jewell was used to taking risks. Now, as the secretary of the interior, she has found there's little appetite for it in government.
The Supreme Court term ended Monday. The New York Times correspondent and lawyer Adam Liptak talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about what the decisions reveal about the nine justices.
As Monday's second-quarter FEC reporting deadline approached, candidates flooded email inboxes across the land with forecasts of impending doom.
At a time when congressional approval ratings are at rock bottom, the House Ethics Committee quietly made it harder to track privately financed trips taken by members of Congress.
Sens. Chris Murphy and Bob Corker have drawn up a bipartisan proposal to help resolve the Highway Trust Fund's impending financial problems. Their plan would pay for most federal transportation programs with a gasoline tax.
Speaking on the Potomac River waterfront, President Obama advocated for renovating aging American infrastructure with the historic Francis Scott Key Bridge poised behind him. NPR's Mara Liasson reports.
The Obama administration is looking for another way to promote broader access to birth control, now that the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.
The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.
President Obama announced that he would take several steps on his own regarding immigration issues — including the tens of thousands of children who have swarmed to the U.S. border in recent weeks.
President Obama has picked Robert McDonald, the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald will face a difficult task. The VA is is embroiled in a controversy over falsified and lengthy wait times for veterans.
The move comes about a week after Republican House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue the president over his use of executive actions. Obama said the majority of Americans want immigration reform.
The huge numbers of illegal migrant children has overwhelmed detention center. His request comes at a time when GOP leaders say Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.
The U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term Monday. It will decide whether health insurance that for-profit employers offer workers must include birth control over the employer's religious objections.
President Obama's choice to head the Department of Veterans Affairs is former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald. He is West Point grad from a military family.