Hillary Clinton's been a declared candidate for two months, but she's staging a launch Saturday in New York. NPR's Scott Simon talks presidential politics with NPR's Mara Liasson.
Democrats in the House of Representatives dealt President Obama a blow on Friday, thwarting his push for expanded authority to negotiate a trade deal with Asia.
Progressive groups have threatened repercussions for Democrats who backed Obama's trade deal, but primary threats have been a GOP tactic of late. Plus, two big candidates kick off their campaigns.
Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.
Walker has curtailed the bargaining powers of public school teachers, and approved a right-to-work law aimed at private unions. Now he's taking on tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin.
In a way, Natalie Jaresko is on the frontlines in Ukraine's conflict with Russia. The Ukraine finance minister says financial stability is the only way to regain territory lost to Russia.
When Hillary Clinton moved to New York to run for Senate, New Yorkers were suspicious that she was one of them. Now that she's running for president, the city's residents call her one of their own.
Jeb Bush is expected to officially join the presidential race on Monday, but he's been travelling the country meeting voters and giving speeches for the past six months.
A federal court on Thursday refused to block the Federal Communications Commission's new rules that regulate the Internet in a similar fashion to the way it regulates telephone service.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and how it differs from the campaigns of her husband.
Despite last-minute lobbying by President Obama, House Democrats dealt his trade priorities a major blow Friday. In this battle over trade, Republican leaders are aligned with Obama against Democrats.
Many of Clinton's supporters say the sooner she lays out her economic policy vision the better, especially as her unfavorable ratings have been growing. She'll start Saturday.
For the first time ever, a political operative got prison time for illegally coordinating between a superPAC and a campaign. It could have implications for the 2016 presidential race.
Republicans killed the controversial Iowa Straw Poll after major candidates passed on attending. The tradition, ripe with pay-to-play allegations, may have been a victim of its own success.
The House is expected to vote on a controversial measure that would give President Obama the ability to fast-track a trade deal with Pacific-Rim nations. Obama was lobbying his own caucus.
The share of Americans without a religion is growing dramatically — to the highest point in American history. And it could have implications for the future of politics.
The Senate is debating a defense policy bill that would make it virtually impossible for President Obama to close the war captive lockup at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But the bill has an escape clause.
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton holds her first big campaign rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City with a unusually personal speech about how her upbringing forged her commitment to helping others.
President Obama's trade agenda is expected to face a tense final vote in the House on Friday — one day after surviving a near-death experience in a procedural vote.
Most people buying Obamacare plans next year are likely to face a small increase in the price of monthly premiums, early numbers suggest. A few plans are asking for steep price hikes, but that's rare.