At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative," and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."
Former Port Authority official David Wildstein is scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. ET. The case could have implications for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a likely GOP presidential candidate.
State lawmakers passed a bill this week to allow needle exchanges across a wider area. But health workers in hard-hit counties say they need more help as the number of confirmed cases keeps climbing.
Poverty, administrative red tape and politics stand in the way as the number of confirmed cases continues to climb. Health policy experts are calling for a needle-exchange program to be expanded.
Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.
The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.
The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.
The liberal Vermont senator is running to Clinton's left. Another candidate or two on the Democratic side might actually be a good thing for Clinton.
The House panel voted Thursday to extend key provisions of the Patriot Act, but not a provision that gives the National Security Agency authority to collect millions of Americans' phone records.
Duc Nguyen left Vietnam in 1975 as a boat person fleeing the communist advance. Now he has returned to an unlikely place — the seat of the communist government in Hanoi.
West Baltimore protests spark debate over how media portrays conflict.
People convicted of minor crimes years ago are suing to overturn a Pennsylvania law that bars them from working full time in nursing homes, locking them out of a fast-growing sector in the economy.
The 2008 presidential race was the first in the post-YouTube era. Candidates tried all kinds of things to break through, including former Sen. Mike Gravel simply throwing a rock in water.
Senators Charles Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce bipartisan legislation to increase funding and overhaul a federal law that's designed to protect juveniles.
He's the longest-serving independent member of Congress in U.S. history who once voted with the National Rifle Association. Here's what you may not know.
Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He's aiming to elevate the issue of income inequality on the national stage.
The Supreme Court has increased campaign spending limits, but not when it comes to judges. It found an "unavoidable appearance that judges who personally ask for money may diminish their integrity."
Justice Sonia Sotomayor and lawyers arguing in favor of Oklahoma's lethal-injection cocktail got into a clash so pronounced that Chief Justice John Roberts chastised Sotomayor for talking too much.
The Japanese prime minister used his time in the spotlight in Washington to promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would create both prosperity and peace. Democrats remain skeptical.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Joanna L. Grossman, professor of family law at Hofstra University, who says the arguments on gay marriage shed light on outdated ideas about family formation.