Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.
Ex-Md. Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley is the latest challenger to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. O'Malley offered himself as a progressive choice for Democrats.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the FBI spoke with two individuals who made accusations of sexual abuse against the former Speaker of the House.
O'Malley, also a former Baltimore mayor, has made no secret of his desire to run, despite his lack of a national profile. He faces an uphill battle against front-runner Hillary Clinton.
The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor enters the Democratic race for president Saturday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Juana Summers about how O'Malley will approach the campaign.
Bob Schieffer, anchor of CBS' Face the Nation, retires Sunday after 46 years at the network. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Schieffer is the last among a vanished breed of traditional news anchors.
A 1972 essay written by Bernie Sanders, who officially kicked off his presidential campaign this week, is making the rounds. What did he say about rape that's got people talking?
Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, according to multiple news reports.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sharon Cohen Levin, a former federal prosecutor and now a partner at WilmerHale, about the federal law that triggered an investigation into J. Dennis Hastert.
Both The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are reporting that Hastert was paying a man to not reveal that Hastert had abused him years ago.
Bernie Sanders officially kicked off his presidential campaign this week to much fanfare in his home state of Vermont. But if he hopes to prove his mettle against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, he is going to have to do well in the neighboring, but very different, state of New Hampshire.
Nearly 20 countries are meeting in Bangkok Friday to try and resolve the migrant crisis affecting them. Most are economic migrants from Bangladesh and Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
Sepp Blatter was reelected to a fifth term as president of FIFA, soccer's international governing body, on Friday. The vote comes as two separate international investigations probe allegations of corruption.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, Suzy Khimm, senior editor of The New Republic, and Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review.
The U.S. Senate meets for a special session on Sunday to deal with a national security program that is set to expire on June 1. The program has allowed the National Security Agency to collect and store a vast amount of phone records. NPR explains what is at stake and what the Senate is expected to do this weekend.
Texas has turned down federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals and some business owners want the money, but it's a tough sell in Republican-dominated state politics.
Sixteen debaters would be chaos. Would 10 be much better?
His announcement is quintessentially Baltimore with a venue well known to area residents and the addition of a well-known local group, the Kelly Bell Band, booked as entertainment.
When the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not compel states to expand Medicaid programs, many Southern and Midwestern states opted out. One quarter of the uninsured live in Texas.
The Interior Department plans to conserve millions of acres of habitat for the greater sage grouse in 10 states. The move limits areas where petroleum and agriculture development can take place.