President Obama disclosed that two hostages, including an American citizen, were killed during a U.S. counterterrorism operation against al-Qaida. The White House also revealed that two al-Qaida leaders, who were Americans, were killed in operations earlier this year.
It was almost unthinkable at the time, but Hillary Clinton wouldn't be where she is today without taking the bold chance on running for a U.S. Senate seat in a state where she never lived.
"We're not some sort of developing country," Rubio said Thursday, opposing reauthorization of the agency that helps finance American companies overseas. "We're a developed financial sector."
In one of the most protracted cabinet-level confirmation processes, 10 Republicans joined the chamber's Democrats in a 56 to 43 vote to approve the long-delayed nomination to replace Eric Holder.
After a five-month delay, Lynch will be the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Now she has to build a relationship with the same Congress that stalled her confirmation.
A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.
Former Press Secretary Dana Perino's new book And the Good News Is... details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.
Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?
"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push new restrictions around power plant emissions.
The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.
John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full-time with his elderly mother.
Unions blame job losses on trade deals like NAFTA signed under Bill Clinton. But President Obama argues one he's trying to strike with Pacific Rim countries is different, and it's dividing his party.
Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Lynch isn't very controversial, yet she's waited more than 5 months for a confirmation vote.
In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.
Senate negotiators reached a deal Tuesday on an anti-human trafficking bill, which is expected to pave the way for the Senate to finally vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general.
Big business and big labor clashed Tuesday over whether Congress should give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade deal.
In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.
Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.