The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.
In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.
Democrats and pro-campaign finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.
The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.
With the midterm elections just 25 days away, and early voting already underway in some states, the final push has begun to get the party faithful to turn out. The GOP expects to do well in November.
Republicans are expecting to do well in November, and one thing they're not doing this election is emphasizing social issues. That choice is causing some frustration among core supporters.
Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Marilinda Garcia of New Hampshire and Democrat Jim Mowrer of Iowa about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court's liberal wing, plus Justices Kennedy and Roberts, voted put the law on hold while they decide whether to take the case.
They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard hit by the economy.
The race for California's 21st congressional seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.
The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.
People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary and many are never counted.
Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.
Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.
Nobody knows what was in the president's cup when he saluted the Marines last month, but it became known as the "latte salute." Do people still use "red" and "blue" when discussing a cultural divide?
The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.
Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.
Young voters showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.
Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington.
On Tuesday, gay couples who applied for marriage licenses in Kansas were turned away by county officials, despite the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state on Monday.