Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.
Congressional Republicans are expected to unveil their budget proposals this week. David Wessel of the Brookings Institution looks at key differences between the GOP plan and the White House's.
Congressional Republicans' budget is expected to be released Tuesday, but a federal budget is not really a budget at all.
As Americans move toward more favorable views of pot, politicians are, too — in some cases.
A little-known division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has helped track down people who committed atrocities in Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and El Salvador.
How does the former governor square hawking a diabetes supplement program with a potentially serious run for the White House?
The two likely Republican presidential front-runners, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visited New Hampshire this weekend.
NPR's Melissa Block and Don Gonyea share letters from listeners about the story last week on Hillary Clinton's history with privacy. Listeners wondered why NPR's Tamara Keith mentioned that Clinton's dress was pink when she spoke at a press conference in 1994.
U.S. officials say that during nuclear talks, Iranian negotiators discussed the controversial letter Senate Republicans sent to Iran last week.
A bill cracking down on human trafficking was supposed to be an easy one to pass, but that was before Democrats discovered the bill also contained language restricting abortion rights.
In his new memoir, Frank describes how early in politics he feared people would "draw inferences" that he was gay if he supported gay rights. But his drive to fight discrimination was stronger.
The Republican field for 2016 is more crowded than the Democratic side. With Hillary Clinton unchallenged, the GOP can focus its attacks on a single candidate. That has some Democrats worried.
Baseball has long been labeled America's pastime, but some have argued that politics actually deserves that title. It turns out there are more than a few parallels between the two this time of year.
Today's meeting in Switzerland comes a week after 47 Senate Republicans signed an open letter to Iran suggesting any deal reached would lapse the day President Obama leaves office.
The Gridiron Club's motto is "singe but never burn." The president and other distinguished jokers did plenty of singeing at the club's annual dinner Saturday.
The U.S. is about to start training moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS militants. But Obama's plan for fighting ISIS is mute on protecting that force against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.
Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.
A proposed set celebrating women of the Supreme Court flunks the company's "Acceptable Project" guidelines, reflecting the view that the high court has become political.
How a freshman senator from Arkansas and military veteran, not seen as a likely future politician, was able to grab the spotlight with a letter to Iran — and got 46 other Republicans to sign on.
Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.