A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.
NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Ritchie Torres, a New York City council member representing an area with a lot of public housing, about how he plans to secure support for his community from the Trump administration.
Donald Trump used his Twitter account to lash out at Chuck Jones, the union official in Indiana who said Trump lied about the Carrier deal. Jones thinks Trump took credit for saving some jobs that were never at risk.
John Glenn, former astronaut and U.S. senator, has died. He was 95 years old.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid gives a farewell address to the Senate on Thursday. NPR looks back on the pugilist from Searchlight, Nev., and the legacy he leaves behind. In particular, his decision to change the rules of the Senate, which will now make it easier to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that President-elect Trump has selected fast food magnate Andy Puzder as secretary of Labor.
NPR's Ari Shapiro asks Farooq Kathwari and Robert Silverman why they have come together to create a new group, the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, about how she convinced companies to stay in the state during the economic recession by offering a package of tax incentives and other perks.
From LGBT issues to police shootings, civil rights has been the story of the Obama Justice Department. NPR takes a look at what Donald Trump's civil rights team might make a priority.
Puzder is CEO of CKE HOldings, the parent company of Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s, and is an outspoken critic of raising the minimum wage and increasing overtime and workplace safety regulations.
The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.
No one seems to have a satisfying definition of "identity politics," but clearly we've been paying too much attention to race, gender and sexual orientation, right? Not so fast.
An Indiana union official says Donald Trump overstated the number of jobs he saved at a Carrier plant. He soon found himself on the receiving end of Trump's Twitter feed and harassing phone calls.
Dean Baquet talks about covering tweets as news, his decision to use the word "lie" in a headline about Trump and why he's not worried about libel suits from the new president.
Ilhan Omar says she was "subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced" in a cab during her visit to the nation's capital.
Rachel Martin talks to Sean Spicer, the communications director for the Republican National Committee, about the overall shape of the Trump transition.
Reid, the Nevada Democrat, is wrapping up a 30-year run in Congress. "I agree with the American people - I don't have a real high regard for Congress either, because we're not getting things done."
Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim Registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.
Former GOP senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole helped Taiwan connect with the Trump transition team. Federal disclosure reports show Dole has lobbied for Taiwan for nearly two decades.
Linda McMahon, the co-founder of the pro-wrestling enterprise World Wrestling Entertainment. She ran to become the first female Senator of Connecticut, but lost both bids.