Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.
On Saturday, prominent Republicans from across the country headed to Iowa for the annual Freedom Summit, which supports "pro-growth economics, social conservatism and a strong national defense."
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.
The outgoing secretary of defense conceded his handling of the Guantanamo Bay detainee issue "hasn't always made me popular in some quarters."
President Obama arrives in India Saturday for a visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Scott Simon talks to NPR's Julie McCarthy from New Delhi about what the trip means for US-India relations.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned a little-remembered WWII national child-care program, holding it up as an example he hopes expanded federal subsidies can emulate.
The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.
The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.
Republican presidential contenders have converged in Des Moines for the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event hosted by conservative lightning rod Steve King.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is putting out the word that he is pushing ahead with a 2016 presidential run.
The president didn't stray far from his talking points, but the questions were surprisingly candid anyway.
The rebels are reported to have seized control of the Donetsk Airport days after the Kiev government had declared it had taken the destroyed facility.
The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change "real and not a hoax."
John Kasich is on a tour of Western states promoting balanced budget amendments. Steve Inskeep talks to Kasich about how the GOP is trying to reach out to low and middle-income Americans.
A revolt by Republican women threw a monkey wrench into plans by House GOP leadership to pass a 20-week abortion ban to coincide with the annual march in Washington protesting the Roe v Wade decision.
President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.
House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.
Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., about whether he thinks Netanyahu's address to Congress in March will help him with his election a few weeks afterwards.
Lawmakers say the Obama administration is "stiff arming" Congress, keeping them away from diplomacy with Iran. The House Speaker is fighting back, inviting Israel's tough talking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress soon.
A bill that would prohibit using federal money to pay for "any abortion" or for "health benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion" has been approved by the House.