After weeks of financial troubles and staff departures, the former Texas governor becomes the first in the crowded GOP presidential contest to bow out.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, about what he wants to see happen next.
Russia is doubling down on its support for the Syrian regime, as the U.S. tries to revive a diplomatic track. NPR explores how the U.S. has misread Russia all these years.
The British Labour Party is choosing its next leader who will go head-to-head with Prime Minister David Cameron in Parliament. Frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is not exactly considered mainstream.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
The White House and Democratic allies on Capitol Hill appear to have rebuffed Republican attempts to derail the Iran nuclear deal. Now, Republicans are saying to them: you own it.
The legal team for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is pushing back against Department of Justice charges of corruption. In filings Thursday night, they try to poke holes in the government's evidence.
Hillary Clinton's campaign posted a four-point defense of her use of a private email server as secretary of state. But there's more nuance in those points than the campaign leads on.
Democrat Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will use the remainder of her term in office to concentrate on rebuilding parts of the city that were destroyed in April's riots.
The story of the CNN debate reveals the challenge networks have faced in trying to squeeze 17 candidates into debates — and the folly of using polls to decide who will make it.
Speaking candidly about the death of his son, the vice president was authentic and raw. If he does run, it's that trait that could make him a dangerous challenger to Hillary Clinton.
Tea party-inspired Republican Rep. Todd Courser stepped down early Friday and Rep. Cindy Gamrat was forced out of the chamber after news of the scandal broke last month.
With Vice President Biden at his side, Gov. Cuomo announced a plan to raise his state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. New York could become the first state to raise the minimum wage for everyone.
Months have passed since we first learned Hillary Clinton used a private email server while she was secretary of State. The controversy has not gone away. We examine how Clinton explains the issue.
Carly Fiorina will join the main debate stage next Wednesday on CNN while just five lower-tier candidates will be on the earlier debate.
The leaders of the U.S. intelligence community convened on Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss worldwide cyber security threats. They said the problem is only getting worse.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Thomas Erdbrink, Tehran bureau chief for The New York Times, about the Iran supreme leader's latest statement that Israel won't exist in 25 years.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Ewa Moncure, spokeswoman for the European Union border agency, Frontex, about the lucrative market in fake Syrian passports used by asylum seekers entering Europe.
Syrian refugee women discuss why they're in a rush to get to Europe from Lebanon, where ferry boats have increased their trips to Turkey and smugglers are doing fast business to meet the demand.
The Senate blocked a measure to reject the Iran nuclear deal Thursday. Meanwhile, the House is working on a parallel, but separate, legislative track to voice Republican opposition to the Iran deal.