After swearing in Ash Carter as defense secretary, Vice President Biden pulled Stephanie Carter close and then whispered something in her ear. It was, um, awkward.
A federal judge in Texas has blocked the start of President Obama's controversial executive action on immigration. Now some unauthorized immigrants are waiting to see what happens to new programs designed to temporarily protect them from deportation.
Despite a setback in court, the White House insists President Obama's executive action on immigration is on firm legal footing. The legal fight could have political ramifications.
A Senate Judiciary subcommittee dropped "human rights" and "civil rights" from its name last month, sparking some controversy. But does the congressional name game even matter?
The cold and snow that walloped Washington didn't stop Ashton Carter from reporting for work at the Pentagon Tuesday. Carter was sworn in as the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense on Tuesday.
The day before the first of President Obama's executive actions on immigration were to take effect, the new rules have been put on hold by a federal judge's ruling in south Texas.
School closings and high crime in some neighborhoods are big issues as Rahm Emanuel battles four challengers who want his job. President Obama is headed to town to give his former top aide a boost.
They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?
On this holiday, we look ahead to who might enter the 2016 presidential race. Is Democrat Hillary Clinton going to run, and what Republicans might decide to enter the race?
The Speaker of the House's remarks, made on Fox News Sunday, come after days of back and forth over the measure, which also includes restrictions on President Obama's immigration initiative.
President Obama is wielding a selfie-stick and flogging Obamacare in a new video that's gone viral. Host Indira Lakshmanan speaks with NPR's Tamara Keith about the week that was at the White House.
NPR's Arun Rath talks to political correspondent Mara Liasson about the politics of President Obama's request for further authorization of the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State.
Voting machines purchased after the 2000 elections are coming to the end of their useful lives. States are looking to buy new equipment but there's little money and technology is changing rapidly.
Oregon governor John Kitzhaber says he'll resign next week, just months after re-election. He had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancée's consulting work.
President Obama signed an executive order that aims to stem attacks by hackers. The order encourages companies to share information about cyber threats with each other and the federal government.
The Republican National Convention hosted its "Trailblazers" gala where it honored its largest class of Black Republicans since Reconstruction.
Oregon's governor says he'll leave office next week. Democrat John Kitzhaber had been under pressure to resign amid ethics investigations related to his fiancee's consulting work. In recent days, leaders from his own party asked him to step down. Rachel Martin talks with Northwest News Network's Chirs Lehman.
There's a new must-stop on the presidential primary tour: London. In recent weeks three potential Republican hopefuls have made the trip, and each made news in ways they hadn't hoped.
North Korea's official news agency released a list of more than 300 new propaganda slogans, commanding everything from more dutiful wives to more scientific cultivation of mushrooms.
The Iowa caucuses are a year away, which means it's time for presidential campaign books. Marco Rubio will be in Iowa Friday to hawk his new work.