Defense Secretary Ash Carter refused to discuss upcoming recommendations on women in combat Wednesday. Some expect the Marines to ask for permission to exclude women from some positions.
The 2012 Republican standard bearer says the GOP risks losing the race for the White House because of the candidates' rhetoric in the primary.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Emma Green, who covers religion for The Atlantic, about the Pope's meeting with Kim Davis and the complexities of his politics.
Congress passed a bill Wednesday funding the government through mid-December. The bill does not restrict federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Mathew Staver, the attorney for Kim Davis, about her meeting with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., last week.
At the United Nations, Iran's President has come and gone, and the wife of one jailed American is losing hope of pleading her case to the Iranian delegation. Naghmeh Abedini's husband is a Christian pastor, and she says his life in prison has only gotten worse since the nuclear deal with Iran.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Michael Isikoff and Charles Francis about their documentary Uniquely Nasty, which explores the government's campaign against gay workers starting in the 1950s.
NPR has learned a bipartisan group of senators on the Judiciary Committee is preparing to unveil a criminal justice overhaul proposal on Thursday.
The Taliban overran the Afghan city of Kunduz earlier this week. This comes just a few months after a new leader took over the Taliban and a year after President Ashraf Ghani took power of the Afghan government.
Russia warplanes have begun bombing targets in Syria, according to U.S. officials. They say they were briefed by Moscow about the raids, which came hours after the Russian parliament authorized President Vladimir Putin to use Russian forces abroad.
Russia carried out a series of airstrikes in Syria Wednesday, giving short notice to the U.S. that it also has planes in the air nearby and is calling out for more coordination.
Republicans are pushing to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding. But the organization's popularity has held steady, highlighting a risk for the GOP. But there's danger for Democrats, too.
With a "praise Jesus" and "preach!" presidential candidate Jeb Bush brought his energy level way up Tuesday, after criticism that he's been flat.
The bill does not strip funding from Planned Parenthood, a condition that some House Republicans had insisted on. The action now moves to the House.
Outgoing Speaker John Boehner said a "large majority of our members have made clear they want these elections held next week."
As yet another batch of the Democratic presidential candidate's emails from her time as secretary of state are set to be released, she's walking a fine legal line in how she talks about them.
One wealthy Republican businessman is pushing for the GOP to change its messaging — and get on board with addressing climate action.
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Politicians and the press are trying to read the tea leaves on Joe Biden's future. But right now, only the vice president knows what his tea cup holds.
Hillary Clinton is still facing questions about her private email server. Her carefully worded responses are in part designed to provide legal cover.