Sen. Mark Kirk had an embarrassing hot mic moment Thursday with a less-than-flattering characterization of bachelor Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Washington seems to have finally warmed up to the cool, puckered summer fabric that has a storied history in the nation's capital.
Patrick Healy writes that Gov. Scott Walker is a product of a loose network of conservative donors, think tanks and talk radio hosts who spent years preparing the road for his likely presidential run.
A group that raises money for police officers subjected to investigation or lawsuits is using a simulator program to help outsiders understand the challenges of the job.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Juan Felipe Herrera, the new U.S. poet laureate. He discusses his upbringing in California as the son of migrant workers.
The agricultural commissioner wants to roll back a decade-old ban on soda machines and deep fryers in schools. He says it's not about giving kids a treat but about giving school districts the choice.
Pakistan's journalists have a proud history of standing up to power at great personal sacrifice. Yet most are also happy to accept massively discounted plots of prime real estate from the government.
The United States will send an additional 450 troops to Iraq to act as trainers. The move comes not as a change in policy, but to speed up training and equipping of Sunni soldiers in Anbar province.
In a speech to the 2015 graduates of King College Prep High School in Chicago, Michelle Obama talked candidly about race and how it marked her life. Mrs. Obama has become more outspoken on the issue.
The presidential candidate, who has emerged as the leading critic to Hillary Clinton, sat down with WAMU's Diane Rehm to talk about his campaign, policies and his chances.
While Jeb Bush was governor, Florida had a law requiring some women to list their sexual encounters in the newspaper. What's the controversy all about, and what did Bush have to do with it, exactly?
Research shows that, even with health insurance, many people put off expensive surgery, medicine and tests because they can't afford the high deductibles or copays. A few states hope to change that.
James Billington helped usher the world's largest library into the digital age. The Library of Congress says he will step down on Jan. 1, 2016.
The troops would beef up the effort to train more Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. Some 3,000 American troops are already in Iraq to provide security or to train and advise Iraqi forces.
Jeb Bush is expected to announce his 2016 presidential bid this week — though he has been acting a lot like a candidate for many months now. That includes a trip to Europe.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is accused by federal prosecutors of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to evade reporting requirements, and then lying about it to the FBI.
President Obama defends the health care reform law as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a ruling in a case that could dismantle it. The law still remains controversial politically.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for The New Yorker, about the legal logic of the case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Seth Moulton, a former Marine and congressman who is trying to fix the Veterans Affairs health system.
The likely 2016 GOP presidential contender also pushed for increased U.S. trade relations in the region.