Recent remarks about carrying rifles in public reflected the opinion of a staffer, rather than the organization, the National Rifle Association says.
Political observers declared the Tea Party dead in May after it lost every major GOP primary it contested. Sen. Thad Cochran's performance against his Tea Party rival makes that judgment seem rash.
The most closely watched of Tuesday's primaries was the race in Mississippi, where incumbent Republican Senator Thad Cochran was fending off a challenge from Tea Party-backed Chris McDaniel.
Lawmakers don't much like the deal, which traded five Taliban fighters held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. They are also mad about how it was done behind their backs.
Many liberal critics of the Supreme Court's campaign finance rulings say a constitutional amendment is needed to limit money's influence in politics. The Senate held a hearing on one proposal.
Veteran Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran was in danger of losing his primary bid for a seventh term against Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel.
The controversy over the exchange of a U.S. soldier for five senior Taliban fighters at Guantanamo Bay could rival or even surpass Benghazi.
President Obama is starting a European trip in Poland, where he will meet allied leaders from central and eastern Europe. They are worried about Russia's intentions after the recent events in Ukraine.
New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.
Republicans say the Environmental Protection Agency will kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about a measure their party previously championed.
For the first time, the U.S. would regulate the greenhouse gas causing emissions from existing coal plants. The goal is to reduce emissions 30 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030.
In coal-producing Kentucky and West Virginia, Democrats can't put enough distance between themselves and the Obama administration.
What happens when a political expert puts down his pundit hat and actually runs for office? Ask Dan Schnur, a professor and political analyst who is now running to be California's secretary of state.
For more on the new pollution regulations, Robert Siegel speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy about her agency's carbon emission plan.
The Obama administration is announcing new pollution standards Monday. The rules, key elements of President Obama's climate change policy, may decide the fate of coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.
FBI director James Comey recently quipped that current marijuana policies make it hard to hire good people. Is this a sign of changing attitudes towards hiring and pot?
The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.
Bowe Bergdahl's release and the prisoner swap that made it possible are raising thorny foreign policy questions, which are being voiced most loudly at this point by congressional Republicans.
When the Democrat from Southern California announced his retirement earlier this year, he opened up a seat that had been occupied for decades. The top-two vote getters will face off in November.