Nagin, who became the face of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
The number of Central American children seeking entry into the U.S. has grown dramatically. The U.N. calls it a refugee crisis, but the GOP blames administration policies for encouraging migrants.
The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.
A flood of children from Central America has put President Obama under pressure. Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process them.
In his new ad, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor responds to an opponent's attack wth his Bible.
An unlikely pair of senators — New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker and Kentucky Republican Rand Paul — are teaming up on a bill that aims to fix America's criminal justice system.
Christian businessmen and women react to the Supreme Court's recent decision on contraception coverage, exploring the role of religion in business life from an evangelical point of view.
Amid crises on the U.S.-Mexico border and roiling protests in Murrieta, Calif., President Obama is requesting $3.7 billion from Congress to address the unfolding issues over immigration.
The money is almost twice the amount that officials had previously suggested would be requested from Congress. It comes amid a surge of children and teenagers who have crossed the border illegally.
A Cleveland convention would continue a dry spell for red states, which haven't hosted a Republican convention since delegates gathered in Texas in 1992.
This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.
Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into.
As of Monday, Chris McDaniel, loser in June's Mississippi Republican Senate primary, still questioned Sen. Thad Cochran's victory, despite minuscule evidence of voter fraud.
The state could elect the nation's first openly gay governor this fall. But Mike Michaud only recently came out, and some question whether he deserves the backing of Maine's largest gay rights group.
When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama.
There are 13 presidential libraries and soon there will be a 14th, for President Obama. Places vying for the prize stretch from Hawaii to New York. Chicago is so eager it's pitched multiple proposals.
John Koskien is a professional fixer. He has helmed a mortgage lending giant, a city, and now the IRS, through scandal after disaster — to varying degrees of success, as he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
Every TV station in the U.S. is now required to post its political ad sales online. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Mark Binker of WRAL-TV about what this means for the North Carolina senate race.
This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.