With the Illinois economy and state finances in bad shape, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has a rough re-election ahead of him. But he's been counted out before and his likely GOP foe has flaws of his own.
Republicans hope to take the governor's mansion in Democratic Illinois. If Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination as predicted Tuesday, he'll take on incumbent Pat Quinn, who has lost popularity.
Google Glass is still in the testing phase and still rather expensive, but that hasn't stopped political professionals from looking for ways Google Glass can become a powerful tool for campaigns.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein accused CIA staff of improperly accessing Senate computers on Tuesday. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times and ex-Rep. Jane Harman about the conflict.
The White House is desperate to recruit the millennial crowd, prompting some unusual media appearances for the president. But will they work?
A bipartisan group of senators has reached a deal to extend insurance for the long-term unemployed. But the road to final passage is full of partisan obstacles.
Amid pressure to slow deportations and after meeting with Hispanic congressional leaders, President Obama said he would look at more humane ways to enforce immigration laws.
Sen. Joe Manchin is introducing a bill to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban potent new painkiller Zohydro, backed by a bipartisan effort to get the FDA to remove its approval of the drug.
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Florida special election and Sen. Feinstein's dispute with the CIA.
The White House announced the president is willing to review his stance on deportations, a policy that's drawn objection from Hispanics and other groups the president depends on politically.
House Republicans passed a bill that would change Medicare's pay formula. To pay for it, the bill would delay penalties for people who don't buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Attorney Philip K. Howard argues the U.S. has become a legal minefield and we need to simplify our laws.
Negotiators in the Senate reached a bi-partisan deal to extend unemployment benefits for 5 months, retroactive to the end of last year.
Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest.
Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole that would cut benefits to 850,000 people. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts. Many are taking it.
The Democrats' "fix it, don't nix" it message on the Affordable Care Act obviously didn't lead to victory in the Florida special election. But it doesn't look like they'll be changing their approach.
In an upcoming referendum, Crimean voters will decide whether to declare independence from Ukraine. Jonathan Paquin has studied U.S. stances on breakaway groups, and he explains what to watch for.
The issue of drug sentencing reform has been getting historic traction in recent months, crossing ideological lines. Attorney General Eric Holder backed the "All Drugs Minus Two" proposal Thursday.
Announcing he intends to change the rules governing overtime, President Obama said Americans have "spent too much time working more and making less."
Republicans say that to get the measure passed new IRS rules that make it harder for tax-exempt groups to veer into politics must be dealt with.