Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced he's running to succeed John Bohner as speaker of the House. Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah, takes on the party's No. 2 Kevin McCarthy.
In Part One of a new series on immigrant families, we examine the experience of Mark Keam, a Korean-American who is the only Asian immigrant elected to the Virginia legislature.
The Supreme Court returns Monday for its new session, with cases pending that could limit access to abortion, restrict unionizing among public employees and alter voter participation.
The competition for speaker of the House turned competitive on Sunday. Senior editor Ron Elving talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what this could mean for the leadership in Congress.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.
Many Americans are reassessing Pope Francis' triumphant U.S. tour because of his meeting with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis.
With the Democratic primary race tougher than the front-runner might have expected, Clinton confronted several of her flaws on SNL. But maybe not the most significant ones.
The Utah Republican says he's a better choice for the job than Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Sanders' campaign in the Democratic presidential primary race has excited many progressives. But the big issue of the moment is gun control, where his views diverge with many liberals.
The House's upcoming agenda can "be one that is a successful path to the future or it can be a calendar of chaos, and that really is up to the Republicans," Pelosi said.
With just four months until the Iowa caucuses, the rhetoric among three GOP candidates has turned sharper. This week, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio honed attacks on each other.
The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.
This week the president lamented how routine mass shootings have become and expressed frustration at the lack of political action on gun violence. NPR's Scott Simon and Ron Elving talk about the week.
As he responded to more mass shootings, the president has become more forceful on gun politics. especially after the massacre at Newtown. But he's also agitated that stricter laws haven't been passed.
The vice president's popularity has tracked closely to Obama's during their administration, and it's risen as he explores a White House bid. But the realities of a campaign could bring it back down.
Criminal justice experts and advocates say they're cautiously optimistic about a new bipartisan proposal in the Senate — the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.
The former Florida governor sparked controversy when he cautioned against quick political reactions to the Oregon school shooting, saying that "stuff happens."
The president spoke again Friday, one day after the shooting at an Oregon community college that killed nine. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to correspondent Tamara Keith about the president's response.
"Mr. Trump remains committed to reaching out to the Hispanic Community in more genuine and productive ways as he continues to share his vision to Make America Great Again," the campaign said.
Regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's remarks on the Oregon school shooting, and the leadership race in the House.