Ann Ravel had success uncovering secret money in politics when she was a state official in California. After a year leading the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., she is stepping down.
Sen. Marco Rubio campaigned in Iowa on Wednesday with Rep. Trey Gowdy, the chairman of the House Benghazi Committee. He set the tone for the event, defending Rubio's record on immigration.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush talks to Steve Inskeep about his vision for the party and explains his immigration policy. While down in the polls, Bush still has a well-financed campaign.
"I think the emotion of the here and now will subside," Bush said in an interview with NPR. He predicts voters will turn on front-runner Donald Trump and see things his way once voting starts.
Bush has boasted about his "really good guacamole" recipe on the campaign trail. Just in time for college bowl season, he shared it with NPR.
Puerto Rico has a billion dollars in debt payments due January 1 and the U.S. territory's governor says the island may default. If forced to choose between making debt payments or paying for vital public services, Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says he will choose Puerto Ricans. The heightening crisis has spurred Congress to take action, but it might not come until the island is insolvent.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump recently threw $2 million a week behind television ads to draw support in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.
A state law that prevents convicted criminals from getting full-time jobs in nursing homes or long-term care facilities is unconstitutional, the Commonwealth Court in Pennsylvania ruled.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spent Tuesday campaigning in New Hampshire, where rival Bernie Sanders is posing his strongest challenge against her in the primary race.
The Affordable Care Act survived another challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court this year. But the still-fragile marketplace is showing the strain of rising health care costs.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday campaigned in Iowa, where he is facing a strong challenge from rival candidate Ted Cruz. The caucuses are Feb. 1 and he urged people to vote.
Before Ted Cruz was the firebrand Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a firebrand teenager reciting conservative ideology. (This piece initially aired on July 3, 2015 on ATC.)
It is fair to say that the widely held assumption Congress gets nothing done doesn't exactly fit in 2015. Some big issues like guns and immigration were still left on the table, though.
At almost every turn, the conventional wisdom turned out to be wrong in politics in 2015 — from Donald Trump to the depth of Bernie Sanders' support to the lack of strength of governors.
The former New York governor never caught fire in the crowded GOP race and failed to even make the primary ballot in several key nominating states.
Republicans in Congress want to cut SNAP funding by 20 percent and transform the program. But proponents, including economists in the White House, say it keeps millions of families out of poverty.
John Kasich, GOP presidential hopeful, has had a habit of speaking his mind, even as a college student at Ohio State. It has served the Ohio governor well in politics.
The place someone calls home can say a lot about a person. Our political team went looking for Hillary Clinton's home in the suburbs of Chicago. (This piece initially aired on June 16, 2015 on ATC.)
Shankar was well on her way to an extraordinary career as a violinist when an injury closed that door. This week, we look at how she wound up at the top of another field: the social sciences.