The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for," but also expressed skepticism that the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.
The state is set to expand gun rights and establish a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions after lawmakers overruled vetoes by Gov. Jay Nixon.
The former White House Press Secretary went toe to toe with the Republican senator after President Obama's address to the nation about the Islamic State.
President Obama has laid out his strategy for dealing with militant members of the Islamic State. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for his reaction.
Editorials in major U.S. dailies signaled cautious backing of President Obama's plan to broaden an American-led offensive against the insurgency.
Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers talks to Steve Inskeep about whether Congress will authorize military action against militant members of the Islamic State.
The U.S. fight against the extremist group that calls itself Islamic State is expanding. President Obama's strategy includes expanding air strikes in Iraq and extending into neighboring Syria.
For the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. president had a symbolic figure to rail against – one potent enough to rally the country around.
The president said he had the authority to address the threat from ISIL but he would welcome congressional support to show the world that Americans are united. Here's how members of Congress reacted.
The president delivered a prime-time televised address to the American people on his efforts to go after the group in Iraq and Syria.
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul has already made significant inroads in Iowa as he explores a presidential bid. Supporters say it's because he builds on his father's work but stays his own person.
In a prime-time address on Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to frame the threat posed by the Islamic State and outline his strategy for "degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group." The speech comes as domestic public opinion on intervention has changed markedly in the wake of the beheading of two American journalists.
Attorney General Martha Coakley begins with an advantage in the Democratic state but polling shows a majority views Republican Charlie Baker as a strong enough leader to be an effective governor.
Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.
Candidates on both sides of the aisle have found something they can agree on this campaign season. Ads critical of the treatment of the nation's veterans.
State Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who won the Democratic nomination, will face Cranston GOP Mayor Allan Fung in a heavily Democratic state with a history of electing GOP governors.
The Democratic incumbent won his party's nod for a second term, but not without getting bruised by Zephyr Teachout, a little-known foe running to his left.
The former Republican senator from Massachusetts will face Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in November. If Brown wins, he would become only the third U.S. senator to represent more than one state.
As the midterm elections near, Republicans are increasingly confident they will control both houses of Congress. But even if they do, the clashes will likely continue.
Robert Siegel talks with California Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier about Tuesday's briefing by the House Armed Services Committee on the administration's strategy regarding ISIS. Speier was one of the House members who signed a letter this summer calling on President Obama to consult Congress before taking military action in Syria. She has also supported the use of airstrikes and drones to restore stability in Iraq.