All of those whose sentences were commuted would have gotten lighter prison terms under new sentencing guidelines. The White House says the they aren't hardened criminals and deserve a second chance.
Walker, the latest to enter a crowded GOP side, said he will prioritize reform, growth and safety. "True freedom and prosperity do not come from the mighty hand of the government," he said.
Greece, buried under debt, is begging for its third bailout. Europeans are willing to help, but only if Greece can prove that this time will be different. Investors are betting this time, it will be.
The defining economic question for candidates this cycle could be how (or even whether) to deal with unstoppable forces like ride-hailing company Uber and global trade.
When Scott Walker was first elected governor, Wisconsin's unemployment rate was over 8 percent. It's fallen to 4.4 percent. But there's debate over whether Walker deserve credit for the rebound.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker enters an already crowd field of Republicans vying to become their party's presidential nominee. What is the case he's making to voters?
Annah Backstrom of the Des Moines Register and Daniel Barrick of New Hampshire Public Radio talk to Robert Siegel about the latest developments in the presidential race.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolls out her economic policy agenda and says she is focused on growing the wages of the middle class.
Not much surprises a man who has put spies and kidnappers and murderers behind bars. But there's one American problem that took DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg's breath away: drug overdose.
Observers in the Hawkeye State say anything less than a victory next February in the first-in-the-nation caucus state could derail the Wisconsin governor's White House hopes.
The Wisconsin governor best known for his high-profile fight with unions and for winning a recall election in 2012 becomes the latest GOP candidate to declare a presidential bid.
David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.
NPR's Cokie Roberts previews Hillary Clinton's speech on the economy and Scott Walker's official announcement that he's running for president.
The Justice Department is challenging North Carolina's 2013 elections law, a sweeping overhaul that could affect African-American voter turnout disproportionately.
In the past, the White House's once-a-decade summit on aging was a multi-day event attended by thousands, but this time there was no funding. So it's a one-day event for a couple of hundred guests.
"As we all know, America hasn't always treated your people and your heritage with dignity and respect. Tragically, it's been the opposite," first lady Michelle Obama said.
But men still donate at nearly double the rate, and the gains have not been seen equally from both parties.
The Wisconsin governor's rise in the GOP has been swift, helped by his crusade against public sector unions. But the 47-year-old presidential hopeful has been a candidate in the making for years.
Floridian Cynthia Louis worked at Burger King for 25 years. She left the job because she got sick and then found herself unable to afford health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
"We're going to be making sure that [members of Congress] know their constituents care about this stuff," said one industry representative.