Dennis Hastert will plead guilty in an alleged scheme to pay hush money to someone and lying to federal investigators about it. The U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago announced the plea deal Thursday at a hearing where the former house speaker was not present.
President Obama announced his decision to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan for longer on Thursday. NPR visited the capital, Kabul, to gauge the Afghan public's response.
President Obama announced Thursday he has abandoned his plan to withdraw nearly all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of his presidency.
Two days after the first Democratic debate, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her campaign to San Antonio, Texas, Thursday. She met with national Hispanic business leaders in the morning and held a rally later in the day.
The move will impact some 65 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits. It's only the third time that's happened since 1975, when automatic inflation adjustments began.
Another House Republican says the Benghazi investigation is politically motivated. While it may not cost him his job, as it did McCarthy, it's a boost for Democrats' arguments.
Rolling Stone's Tim Dickinson says that the ongoing search to replace Rep. John Boehner as speaker of the House reveals the influence that 40 conservative Republicans hold in the House.
Castro is the second Obama cabinet member to endorse Clinton — even as Vice President Joe Biden is still considering getting in the race.
Voting machines purchased after the 2000 presidential elections are nearing the end of their useful lives. It could cost $1 billion replace them, but Congress has shown no signs of footing the bill.
The presidential hopeful played along with Ellen DeGeneres on her show, set to air Thursday. He was asked if he'd ever been in handcuffs, what flavor ice cream he'd be and, "Boxers or briefs?"
Vice President Joe Biden has still not made a decision about whether to run for president. There are outside events that may affect that decision, including the outcome of Tuesday's debate.
The next fight about the Affordable Care Act unites business leaders, politicians and many unions against leading economists. Will the 2018 tax reduce health costs or just shift the costs to patients?
After strong debate performances by Clinton and Sanders, it's harder to see where the vice president would fit into the field. And that may be a welcome relief for a still-grieving Biden.
The financial regulatory law became a big part of the Democratic debate Tuesday night. Did it help lead to the financial collapse? And what exactly is it, anyway?
Hillary Clinton was able to maintain her status as frontrunner by leaning left of Bernie Sanders on gun control and to the right of him on socialism in the first Democratic debate of the 2016 race.
Nationally ranked college debaters from the College of William and Mary graded the five Democratic candidates on style, form and presence.
Religious diversity is under threat across the Middle East and other parts of the globe, according to a State Department report on religious freedoms, which recounts the rise of ISIS and its attacks on Christians and other minorities.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rabbi Uri Ayalon, a social activist who lives not too far from the bus attack in Jerusalem Tuesday. He says most of the Palestinian population is not violent.
Israel is increasing security measures amid ongoing violence, bringing objections from human rights activists and Palestinians.
Congressman Paul Ryan remains quiet on whether he'll enter the speaker's race to succeed John Boehner, but a growing number of lawmakers say they're interested in the job.