Serving in Congress is increasingly a family business. NPR's political editor Charlie Mahtesian tells NPR's Rachel Martin that more and more, daughters of politicians are following in their fathers' footsteps.
A plan to pay down student debt with taxes on the wealthy failed this week in the Senate. Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wisc., tells NPR's Rachel Martin about another plan he's been pushing for years.
President Obama visited the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Scott Davis, director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, about his visit.
On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered a huge primary loss to a Tea Party candidate. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR political editor Ron Elving about the week in politics.
Rep. Raul Labrador, who was swept into Congress on the 2010 anti-establishment wave, is throwing his hat in the ring to replace Eric Cantor.
Rare is the politician who has publicly admitted to holding or changing a position out of political expedience. In that respect, Clinton was no different in her interview with Terry Gross.
As the dust settles on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat, some have begun to reflect on his relationship with President Obama. From the very start, it was a prickly one, with divisions only deepening throughout Obama's time in office.
Regular political commentator David Brooks of The New York Times speaks with Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation about Iraq's disintegration and ramifications of Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat.
A group of 11 theologians has offered up a faith-based analysis of money's role in politics, pitting voices of the pulpit against the courtroom.
President George H.W. Bush turned 90 this week. A new CNN documentary 41 On 41 speaks to 41 of his closest family and colleagues. Michel Martin learns more from Executive Producer Mary Kate Cary.
Host Michel Martin looks at gun culture in the America and abroad, and asks two experts what the U.S. can learn from how other countries handle firearms.
The president said any action in Iraq will be "targeted and precise," but must be accompanied by political action by Iraqis to end sectarian divisions.
It's been 40 years since Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein released All The President's Men, their account of connecting a bungled burglary to the president of the United States.
The now-legendary reporters revisit the famous D.C. complex as they remember writing All The President's Men, their detective story-style account of uncovering Richard Nixon's scandalous conspiracy.
President Obama will go the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation which straddles the border between North and South Dakota. It's his first visit to an Indian reservation since becoming president.
This week's stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor came after his internal polls showed him winning — instead he lost by double digits.
With Rep. Pete Sessions stepping aside, it appears to clear the way for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was defeated in a primary race on Tuesday.
Over the past 20 years, Americans who are politically in the middle of the road have lost ground to more ideological hard-liners, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.
Political action committees poured cash into the House majority leader's campaign, posting big contributions in the final days of the race. Tea Party-backed challenger David Brat was all but ignored.
The Chamber of Commerce says it tried to help Eric Cantor in his primary campaign, but Cantor refused the offer. This is partly because the Chamber had become a radioactive issue in the race, and Cantor didn't want to appear too cozy with the organization.