Unions and employers both called for congressional action after the Supreme Court blocked White House plans to defer some deportations.
House Democrats continued a sit in on the floor of the chamber overnight and into Thursday to force a vote on gun legislation. Speaker Paul Ryan adjourned the House until July 5.
A Supreme Court tie vote on Thursday blocked President Obama's plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to David Meyer, a sociology professor at the University of California, Irvine, about the historical use of the sit-in and its origins as a form of political expression.
A tied Supreme Court left in place a lower court decision preventing the president from keeping millions of people from deportation. They are the parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Gregory Fenves, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, the school at the center of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling about affirmative action.
Clinton's campaign is trying prove that business leaders favor her over businessman Donald Trump, including some Republicans.
Five years ago, residents of Wukan got rid of corrupt local leaders and elected a new one. Now that leader has been detained for corruption, but villagers insist the charges are trumped up.
Representatives stayed on the floor overnight, chanting and singing as they called for votes on gun control. They remained even after Republicans held an unrelated vote and adjourned the House.
Despite cameras on the House floor going dark, a band of Democrats staging a sit-in to insist on a vote on gun control streamed the event, and conducted interviews with media, through smartphones.
Steve Inskeep talks to Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University about Latino voters in the Northeast and their 2016 election concerns.
Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about economic concerns voters have in the Northeast, and how they might affect the election.
Defying the sit-in, Republicans passed a funding measure for Zika and left for the July 4 recess. The House will convene in a pro forma session Friday but no business will be conducted until July 5.
Steve Inskeep talks to Cuban-born Pedrito Martinez about his life and we hear some songs. Also, we hear from the Bartel family — some plan to vote for Donald Trump and others for Hillary Clinton.
Jersey City is home to a large immigrant community. Steve Inskeep talks to voters, political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University and NPR's Domenico Montanaro about the voting power of immigrants.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump hit back at Hillary Clinton in a speech attacking the Clinton Foundation and her email scandal. David Greene talks to Clinton supporter Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
Bucks County, Pa, is the site of a heated congressional race. Steve Inskeep talks to voters in Levittown, and asks NPR's Domenico Montanaro about their concerns ahead of the 2016 election.
The politics team is back to discuss, at least in recent American history, gun laws never seem to change
The NPR Politics team breaks down Donald Trump's speech in which he laid out a series of campaign promises and leveled a slew of accusations at rival Hillary Clinton.
House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the health care component of congressional Republicans' policy agenda Wednesday, a long-awaited alternative to the Affordable Care Act.