A new political committee will pay for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's pre-presidential announcement politicking. But don't confuse it with the separate superPAC of the same name.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says President Obama plans to talk about possible areas of agreement: tax changes, trade and infrastructure.
On Monday President Obama called for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy. It's part of a weeklong series of technology-themed proposals as Obama prepares for next week's State of the Union address.
The CIA's excruciating interrogations of suspected terrorists, widely seen as torture, are detailed as official acts in the Senate report released last month. Now Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who spearheaded that report, wants to prevent such acts from ever happening again. She's proposing legislation and administrative moves for which her Republican colleagues see little need and which activists deem too timid.
On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Ernest said the administration erred in not sending a senior representative to join the unity march in Paris on Sunday.
The U.S. rapprochement with Cuba seems to be on track. On Monday, the State Department confirmed that Cuba has kept its pledge to release 53 political prisoners and a top state department official is moving ahead with her plans to visit the island next week.
The president is calling for new measures to protect consumers against identity theft and to safeguard students' electronic privacy.
The Education Secretary calls for scrapping the "tired" No Child Left Behind law — but advocates keeping annual tests.
Congress is now controlled entirely by Republicans. In the nation's capital, how are the lobbying businesses re-calibrating?
President Obama wants to require companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked. He also wants to prevent companies from selling student data to third parties.
Political reporters are gearing up for a long, vicious presidential campaign in 2016. But has coverage gotten worse over the years? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Politico media watcher Dylan Byers.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business in the new term. But one week in, the bill is still a long way from passing.
Jerry Brown was inaugurated this month for his second term is governor of California — his second second term. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the 34th and 39th governor about the issues facing his state.
Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.
House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.
The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.
The prestige of being S-1, like the Keystone XL legislation, conveys a sense of priority and urgency. But the history of past bills designated as such is rather mixed.
The split decision allows the controversial project to proceed. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to approve the pipeline.
The California Democrat's announcement ends speculation about her political future. Boxer, 74, had been a favorite to retain her seat; she said she would work to ensure it remains with her party.
The House will debate, and likely pass a bill, that would make a change in the Affordable Care Act. It would raise the law's definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week