Unions don't like any of the 2016 GOP presidential prospects so far. But organized labor's loathing for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs especially deep.
What's the point of a White House budget besides using up a lot of paper and ink? So the administration can lay out its political priorities and draw contrasts with the Republicans.
President Obama's budget proposes more government spending and more taxes on the wealthy. How will Republicans respond?
Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.
Amid a measles outbreak, both Republicans said parents need a choice when it comes to some vaccines. The governor's office quickly clarified that when it comes to measles, "kids should be vaccinated."
The president's $3.99 trillion proposal, released Monday, calls for more spending on domestic programs, infrastructure and defense — and includes tax hikes the new Congress is unlikely to approve.
Some worry that foreign fighters in Syria could attempt to enter the U.S. They cite the Visa Waiver Program which allows foreign visitors from Europe and elsewhere to enter the U.S. without visas.
To preview President Obama's $4 trillion budget, David Greene talks to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
President Obama encouraged parents to vaccinate their children and said the U.S. is doing everything it can to rescue a young woman held by the Islamic State, speaking in a wide-ranging interview.
Last year, the state became the 10th to offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. This year, Colorado Republicans made it virtually impossible for those immigrants to get a slot at the DMV.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.
Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel
Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend nearly $900 million dollars on campaigns and next week's budget proposal.
After flirting with a third run for president, Mitt Romney now says he won't run in 2016. What does that mean for the rest of the GOP field?
"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.
In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia tells Steve Inskeep his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas.
In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.
Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.
The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.