Harvard Professor Ronald S. Sullivan Jr. talks about his work on criminal justice reform, and the last minute clemency requests to President Obama.
This week will be packed with Senate confirmation hearings for some of President-elect Donald Trump's top officials, but some nominees still have incomplete ethic reviews.
Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican American congressman, hopes his background as a formerly undocumented immigrant will help find him common ground with his colleagues on immigration policy.
Wednesday will be a busy day on Capitol Hill with confirmation hearings and a Trump press conference. Questions about Russia's interference in the U.S. election will likely be at the center of both.
Freshman Republican Congressman Brian Mast, a former Army soldier and double amputee, says his priorities for Congress include veterans affairs and cleaning up Lake Okeechobee's polluted freshwater.
Trump will hold a news conference Wednesday. NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik says, historically, leaders have distinguished "news" from "press" conferences to undercut the role of the press.
President Obama came into office hailed as the "Great Communicator," but when it came to explaining the $780 billion stimulus, he came up short, setting up a pattern that would repeat.
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Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin talks about Chicago after more than 700 homicides in 2016. He says there's not one solution, but the city does need federal funds to grow the police force.
Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November.
The head of the Office of Government Ethics writes that several nominees have not completed the required ethics review process or submitted financial disclosures. Hearings begin next week.
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Russian state television said that U.S. intelligence accusations of Vladimir Putin ordering election meddling are nothing new.
Lawmakers have lots of questions for Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. The former ExxonMobil CEO has done business around the world, including with Russian President Putin.
Jason Lewis was a conservative radio host in Minnesota and was recently elected to represent his state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He talks about his legislative priorities.
The Rockettes are as American as apple pie, but some dancers in the famous troupe don't want to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration.
President-elect Donald Trump has not provided many specifics about what he plans to do with NASA. But private companies are expected to take a bigger role in space travel in the coming years.
Donald Trump turned to Twitter again to lambast big automakers into building more cars in the U.S. Experts say the president has wide-ranging powers to restrict trade.
Congress is back in session and at the top of Republicans' agenda is repealing Obamacare. Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan discusses efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. intelligence officials briefed President-elect Donald Trump Friday. Agencies say Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered a campaign to try to tip the election to Donald Trump.
When a congressman's son performed a dance move called the dab after his father's swearing-in ceremony, he made headlines. Or was he sneezing? Either way, the 17-year-old got grounded.
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In a ceremony marking the end of the 2016 presidential election, some Democrats objected to the official Electoral College tally. But Vice President Joe Biden stopped them, saying, "It is over."