A federal appeals court has backed key parts of Texas' controversial 2013 law that critics say would put some clinics at risk of closing.
The Obama administration might soon make millions of workers newly eligible for overtime, but experts disagree over how the new rules should look.
Hastert was indicted by a federal grand jury in May over allegations of paying hush money and lying to the FBI. This would be his first public appearance since the charges became public.
Overreach by U.S. intelligence agencies and calls for more oversight — may sound like recent headlines but it happened 4 decades ago. The response: a landmark Senate inquiry by the Church Committee.
A Supreme Court ruling could threaten health insurance subsidies in about three dozen states. But many states aren't sharing contingency plans lest they be seen as supporting Obamacare.
The likely 2016 candidate hopes to avoid the mistakes that have haunted his other presidential rivals while separating himself from his brother.
In a 6-3 decision, the high court sided with the White House over Congress on the thorny foreign policy issue.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise for his Bangladeshi counterpart's tough stance on terrorism "despite being a woman" has sparked an avalanche of criticism and a Twitter hashtag.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute about the rise of the Kurds in Turkey and the recent elections.
In Turkey, the ruling party allied with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost its majority in parliament this weekend. The results of the election will hamper the president's ambition to rewrite the constitution and give himself more powers. NPR assesses the fallout from this weekend's historic elections.
President Obama said the U.S. does not yet have a "complete strategy" for training Iraqi forces in their fight against the self-declared Islamic State after the G-7 summit in Germany.
Since the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, money in politics has exploded. To make it in the 2016 presidential race, candidates need their own billionaire. Here's who's lining up with who.
The Illinois Republican, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, will hear charges of withdrawing funds illegally and lying to the FBI. He's not the first high-profile Illinois politician to run afoul of the law.
Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.
Here's how well (or poorly) the governors in the presidential race fared on job creation.
Five years after the Justice Department vowed to hold people accountable for the largest oil spill in U.S. history, its prosecution of BP executives has foundered.
The former attorney general and Iraq War veteran being laid to rest in a Catholic ceremony in Wilmington.
It's a long road to November 2016, but there are already some bends in that road. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Ron Elving about where each of the candidates stands now.
For lesser-known GOP candidates in such a crowded 2016 field, the different events offer a chance to try to and catch fire with often little investment or infrastructure needed.
Each political season, Iowa attracts candidates and the hoardes of staff and media that follow them. But some wish campaigns would broaden their scope.