In Alabama, the city of Birmingham voted to increase its minimum wage to $10.10. Lawmakers in the state legislature said "not so fast." Now there's a battle underway as the Republican-controlled legislature tries to stop the state's largest city from increasing its hourly wages.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner challenged Democratic state lawmakers last week to either agree on parts of his so-called turnaround agenda or give him the ability to slash spending deeply in his budget address. But it appears to not have moved anyone off their hard line positions. Illinois is now approaching eight months without a budget. State colleges say they can't budget plan, and some students say they can't afford to continue classes. Lawmakers passed funding grants for low-income students, but Rauner vetoed the bill.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson about the state of GOP politics in his state as they head into the primaries on Super Tuesday.
Perry had been accused of abusing his power as governor. A grand jury indicted him in August 2014, as Perry was ramping up his presidential campaign.
In a statement, Rep. Chris Collins of New York said the business tycoon has the "guts and the fortitude" for the Oval Office. Marco Rubio still leads the pack in congressional endorsements, though.
Donald Trump is now the most favored son of the Republican Party in a year when history favors the party's chances of winning the White House.
The president took to SCOTUSblog on Wednesday to offer some "spoiler-free insights" into what he is seeking in a justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia.
Young people don't vote, right? Political campaigns often dismiss young folks, but a new index suggests they could tilt the balance of power in key states this election.
At one caucus, "Just four people took the stage, including former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who drew a chorus of boos when he announced his support for Ted Cruz."
Senate Republicans agreed not to hold hearings for any Obama Supreme Court nominee. Steve Inskeep talks to Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, about what Democrats can do.
Republican caucus goers in Nevada overwhelming voted for Donald Trump Tuesday night to be the party's presidential nominee. It's Trump's third major victory in two weeks.
Voters who aren't part of any political party make up the biggest chunk of the electorate in Arizona. But they don't have many rights and they're trying to change that through grassroots pressure.
In Florida, the fastest growing group of independent voters are newly-arrived Puerto Ricans. And although they're American citizens, they're encountering an entirely new political system.
Voters under the age of 35 have become a decisive force in Colorado but many of them choose not to affiliate with a political party. We examine why.
Every Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has signed a letter pledging they won't hold any hearings on any Supreme Court nominee President Obama names this year.
Bernie Sanders says he wants to break up too-big-too-fail banks. But Hillary Clinton says the real risks to the financial system lie in lightly regulated corners of the economy known as shadow banks.
The real estate mogul is once again the favorite to win the Silver State's caucuses, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also battling for a strong finish.
The Birmingham City Council approved a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, but some state legislators want to block it. A coalition representing low-wage workers is trying to defend the Birmingham bill.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "virtually everybody" in his conference believes the nomination should be made by the next president, rather than Obama.
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