Hundreds of migrants, frustrated by Hungary's closing of rail links towards Germany, began walking from Budapest to the Austrian border on Friday.
For the first time in months, marriage licenses were issued in Rowan County, Ky., Friday. A federal judge found the defiant county clerk in contempt and placed her in jail Thursday.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mark Hetfield of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a major refugee resettlement organization, who says many more refugees could be resettled if the U.S. accepted them.
Texas is the first state in the nation to create its own police force along the border. It's an area already heavily patrolled by federal agencies on the lookout for drug and human traffickers. While some question whether a beefed up state police force is needed there, its presence will remain. The governor just signed into law a package that calls for 250 more permanent troopers.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Yuval Levin, editor for National Affairs, about the secured Iran nuclear deal votes, Donald Trump's recent loyalty pledge to the eventual Republican Party candidate, and more updates on Hillary Clinton's emails.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mark Hetfield of HIAS, a major refugee resettlement organization, who says many more refugees could be resettled if the U.S. accepted them.
Texas is the first state to create its own police force along the U.S.-Mexico border, even though the area is already patrolled by federal agencies. Some question whether state police is needed.
President Obama hosts the Saudi king at the White House at a time when the Iran nuclear deal has strained Obama's relations with allies in the Middle East. The visit comes just before Congress begins debating the Iran deal.
The vice president's allies may be talking up a presidential bid, but recently Biden has made clear he's still very much reeling from the death of his son and isn't emotionally ready yet.
Kim Davis is in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses after same-sex marriage became legal. Some candidates say she should uphold the law, while others are standing with her.
Many Americans don't see either political party as offering real solutions. So Trump — with his anger at immigrants, trade, Wall Street and Washington elites — is filling the void.
Hillary Clinton goes to Puerto Rico on Friday to thank voters there for past support in the primaries, and offering her support for more lenient treatment of the island's mounting public debt.
Vice President Joe Biden was speaking about the Iran nuclear deal at a synagogue in Atlanta Thursday night when he was asked whether he would launch a presidential campaign.
Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump both channel the economic grievances of a stagnating middle class, and it shows that American politics is in the middle of a populist movement.
The insults continued to fly in the very public fight between Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Donald Trump. Trump mocked Bush, but later Trump stumbled in a foreign policy interview.
President Obama hosts Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the White House on Friday. They'll be talking about the Iran nuclear deal.
Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.
Donald Trump signed a loyalty pledge Thursday saying he would not run on a third party ticket if he does not win the Republican domination. And Jeb Bush attacked Trump at an event in New Hampshire.
The retired neurosurgeon is rising in Iowa. He's drawn big crowds in the state and he's catching up with Donald Trump in the polls there. Like Trump, he has no background in elected office.
Colorado's experiment with long-lasting birth control proved a big success in reducing unplanned pregnancies and abortions. But political backing has been hard to come by.