Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday amid the scandal surrounding unofficial wait lists at VA hospitals. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in.
President Obama, in a surprise appearance at a White House briefing, announced that Carney is resigning.
Part of the $44 million that House Democrats plan to spend on TV ads this fall is allocated to places like California, Illinois and Massachusetts.
Department of Veterans Affairs head Eric Shinseki has resigned his position, President Obama says, hours after Shinseki said he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care system.
The latest mass shooting has lawmakers on Capitol Hill talking again about overhauling the mental health system. On Thursday, psychologists and others urged Congress to do more.
President Obama laid out his foreign policy vision in a speech at West Point. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for reaction.
The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.
Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.
On Friday's Morning Edition, Republican Sen. Bob Corker addresses President Obama's foreign policy vision.
The latest U.S. report showed growth shrank in early 2014, but talk of a recession is unwarranted, economists say. They blame a harsh winter and say strong consumer spending signals a rebound.
Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel to George H.W. Bush, assisted in the development of the cap-and-trade system. He talks to Robert Siegel about how the system evolved over time.
In most states this year, the Republican establishment has managed to hold off Tea Party challengers. In Texas, the opposite was true.
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, have agreed to attend the joint prayer meeting at the Vatican, set for next week.
President Obama nominated a controversial Georgia judge — one who once supported the display of the Confederate flag — for the federal bench. The White House explains the choice by pointing to a Senate tradition giving a state's two senators virtual veto power over judicial nominations for their state. In Obama's case, this means that states with two Republican senators have blocked most of his appointments.
At high poverty schools, "students rarely experience a normal school day, let alone semester or year."
China has confronted several of its neighbors in disputes over territory. During a speech at West Point on Wednesday, President Obama spoke of accepting Chinese power — but also limiting it.
In his commencement address at West Point, President Obama laid out a range of goals. In an interview with Steve Inskeep, Obama discusses how he thinks he can use the time that he has left in office.
Anger is a widespread reaction in Washington as systemic problems in the veterans health care system come to light. But there's disagreement among politicians and veterans on how to fix the problems.
A preliminary review by the Veteran Affairs' inspector general has found that inappropriate scheduling practices are a systemic problem. The scandal is a serious political problem for the White House.
NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed President Obama on Wednesday about foreign policy, including his approaches to Syria, Ukraine and China, as well as his effort to close Guantanamo Bay prison.