Aides for Marco Rubio and Rand Paul's campaign scuffled in a Michigan bar on Thursday. American political history is littered with other similar confrontations.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Republican Rep. Mimi Walters of California and Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona about the current budget battle in Congress.
The House passed two controversial measures Friday aimed at satisfying conservative Republicans in an uproar over videos alleging Planned Parenthood profits from fetal tissue.
The U.S. faces two setbacks in the Syrian civil war — a failed effort to train rebels and an increase in Russian aid to the Syrian regime. NPR reports on the Russian fighter jets currently in Syria.
The Obama administration posted new regulations easing travel and trade to Cuba on Friday. One expert says they are the most comprehensive changes to the U.S. embargo in decades.
NPR's Lauren Frayer has spent the last two weeks covering the migrant crisis in Europe and talks about the shifts in countries closing or opening their doors to refugees.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Pope's impending visit to the U.S. and Wednesday's GOP debate.
A lackluster week for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign is ending in controversy over his response to a supporter who questioned President Obama's religion and birthplace.
Eric Fanning is President Obama's choice to lead the Army, which could make him the first openly gay secretary of one of the military branches.
Francis has a full schedule, which includes a meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana and President Obama in Washington, D.C., where he will also address a Joint Session of Congress.
Also this week: How Iran's supreme leader controlled domestic criticism of the nuclear deal, and the parallel to debate over the deal in the U.S.
The Obama administration is kicking off a campaign to encourage legal immigrants in the country to become citizens, which could potentially swell voter rolls by millions before Election Day.
The bill was adopted by a 241-187 vote; it isn't expected to pass in the Senate.
Because of Pope Francis' more progressive views on climate change, Rep. Paul Gosar, a Catholic Republican from Arizona, is boycotting the pope's address to Congress. He's facing pushback for it.
People on federal food assistance on average ate fewer fruits and vegetables and had worse diets than other Americans, a study finds. It reflects the challenges of eating well on limited means.
The GOP front-runner didn't dissuade a town-hall attendee who alleged President Obama is Muslim. Others in the field denounced Trump's response (or lack thereof).
Call it the stock market of politics. A new trading market allows people to essentially place bets on who will win a debate, get the most speaking time and more. And it walks a fine legal line.
The House on Friday will vote on two measures aimed at satisfying conservative Republicans in an uproar about sting videos alleging Planned Parenthood harvests and shares aborted fetal tissue.
Renee Montagne talks to Ben Zimmer, executive editor of Vocabulary.com, about some of the presidential and not so presidential words that came up during this week's Republican presidential debate.
Fresh off the second GOP debate, where he was at the center of the action, Donald Trump headed to the early primary state of New Hampshire for a rally with thousands of supporters.