Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?
"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."
NPR's Melissa Block speaks to Brian Deese, President Obama's senior adviser in charge of climate policy, about the Obama administration's push new restrictions around power plant emissions.
The human-trafficking measure had been stuck in the Senate because of an impasse over language on abortion funding. That has now been resolved.
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Dr. Matthew Willis, the public health officer in Marin County, Calif., one of the strongest centers of vaccine opposition. He talks about the state Senate education committee's approval of a bill Wednesday that would require schoolchildren to be vaccinated.
John Hinckley Jr.'s lawyer says he has been in full remission from psychosis and major depression for at least 20 years and should be allowed to live full-time with his elderly mother.
Unions blame job losses on trade deals like NAFTA signed under Bill Clinton. But President Obama argues one he's trying to strike with Pacific Rim countries is different, and it's dividing his party.
Republican leaders say the Senate is nearing a vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Lynch isn't very controversial, yet she's waited more than 5 months for a confirmation vote.
In this early stage of the campaign for president, the focus has been more on atmospherics and platitudes than issues. But expected action on a trade bill is forcing candidates to get involved.
Senate negotiators reached a deal Tuesday on an anti-human trafficking bill, which is expected to pave the way for the Senate to finally vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general.
Big business and big labor clashed Tuesday over whether Congress should give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate a major trade deal.
In Washington state, a friendly family rivalry is taking place at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord as the National Guard and active Army lobby to protect their interests against deep budget cuts.
Efforts to replace air traffic control's aging radar-based system have been stuck in the Federal Aviation Administration's bureaucracy and lacked funding from Congress.
The presidential hopeful has had trouble being consistent on trade. Labor unions are important in Democratic politics, but her work as secretary of state is putting her in a bind on trade.
The Department of Labor has crafted a proposed rule to better protect Americans saving for retirement. But questions are already being raised about how effective the new rule will be.
New federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.
On Tuesday, a Senate panel will hear debate on whether to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate a sweeping trade deal. The trade push has scrambled the usual political alignments.
A 12-country trade agreement hinges on negotiations between Japan and the United States.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is weighing a presidential bid. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what it would take to defeat the biggest Democratic name in the field — his friend Hillary Clinton.
The Democrat and former governor of Maryland spoke to NPR about Hillary Clinton, Republican economic theory and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.