With every new Congress, power ebbs and flows for certain states. Some, like Michigan, will see a significant loss of congressional clout. Other states, like Texas, could see a surge of power.
The Republican senator, a top 2016 presidential prospect, is up against a state law that prevents him from running for re-election and president simultaneously.
Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators — and Obama and congressional Republicans — still don't agree.
Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, "41," a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.
President Obama called on the Federal Communications Commission to craft the "strongest possible rules" to protect the principle of "net neutrality".
Robert Siegel talks with presidential historian James Mann about the recently released tape of President Reagan apologizing to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Audie Cornish talks to The New Republic's Senior Editor Noam Scheiber about his profile of Valerie Jarrett and her impact on the Obama White House.
The federal government is putting $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of federal food benefits when people use them to buy fresh produce. This idea started small but became a hit.
George W. Bush says there's a good chance his brother will run for president in 2016. And he also thinks his family name shouldn't hold Jeb back if he does.
President Obama is in Beijing — kicking off a week-long trip that will also take him to Burma and Australia. The overseas trip comes on the heels of last week's domestic drubbing for the Democrats.
Crane, a member of the House of Representatives for 35 years, was a history professor before he became a politician. The conservative Republican advocated for a smaller federal government.
The president, returning to rhetoric from earlier this year, said he can no longer wait for a gridlocked Congress to make progress on the issue.
Both Democrats and Republicans relied on women both at the polls and on the ticket in this week's midterm election. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Mara Liasson about how female candidates fared.
The Republican Party made striking gains during the midterm elections. Among their victories were three wins by black Republicans, who seem to be building momentum for diversifying the GOP ranks.
Colorado is one of the battleground states where Republicans made big gains this week, but the state is becoming more urban and more diverse — two factors that work in Democrats' favor.
Results from Tuesday's elections have been counted, and Political Junkie Ken Rudin tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer how the results stack up against past midterms.
President Obama is set to announce his nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general on Saturday. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to justice correspondent Carrie Johnson.
The 2014 election's over, but NPR's Linda Wertheimer says we should still be talking politics, every week. Specifically, she hopes lawmakers will come together to do something about wage stagnation.
A lead federal prosecutor in New York City, Lynch will be introduced by President Obama at the White House on Saturday. Her office has handled old-school Mafia busts, cutting edge cybercrime and more.
Post-elections, Molly Antopol and Jason Sheehan reflect on the results by turning to their favorite political books, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World and Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.