Congress always finds a way to swerve away from the brink just as the country nears default on its bonds. But this time, political turmoil may be increasing the danger that Congress won't act in time.
Almost nowhere in the country is President Obama less popular than in West Virginia. Despite winning there twice, that fact still reveals the problems Democrats have with winning rural, white voters.
It's been a whirlwind week in politics — Hillary Clinton testified at the Benghazi hearings and there might be a new Speaker in the House. Scott Simon talks with NPR politics editor Ron Elving.
Nothing was safe from Drake and his viral Hotline Bling video this week. Not even politics.
"Make America Great Again." It's Donald Trump's campaign slogan, seen on caps his campaign sells to admirers, and it's also the name of an ostensibly independent superPAC. Or it was, until this week.
DOJ finds there is no evidence to support a criminal prosecution over the Internal Revenue Service's mishandling of conservative non-profit political groups.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., lost a bet with New York Democrat Steve Israel when the Mets defeated the Dodgers in the Major League Baseball playoffs. The result is pretty amazin'.
On Sunday, Guatemalans go to the polls to pick a new president. The contest is between a former first lady and a comedian with no political experience and a simple slogan: "I'm not corrupt nor a thief." The vote follows months of turbulent politics in the Central American nation that led to the resignation and jailing of both the vice president and president.
New Orleans has had its fair share of high-profile crime problems. Now residents are set to vote on a sales tax hike to fund more state police officers in the French Quarter.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Hillary Clinton's testimony before a congressional committee investigating Benghazi, Paul Ryan's bid for speaker of the House, and Democrats bowing out of the race for the Democratic nomination.
"Without Romneycare, I don't think we would have Obamacare," the 2012 GOP presidential nominee admits in an obituary remembering his friend, Staples founder Thomas Stemberg.
The AFSCME union's backing comes as many labor groups are still waiting to endorse a presidential candidate — and as Clinton is seeing the best stretch of her campaign.
The former Florida governor's presidential campaign is slashing staff salaries, as the Republican tries to keep pace with a still-strong Donald Trump, surging Ben Carson and others.
In an off-the-cuff moment, Hillary Clinton revealed the secret to her marathon Benghazi hearing performance.
CEOs have it easy when it comes to hiring and firing. Presidents get Air Force One.
The long-shot former Rhode Island governor announced Friday he is withdrawing from the Democratic White House race.
With his latest remarks, referencing a female TV superhero, Jeb Bush is getting a reputation for inartful comments. But he's not alone in the world of politics.
This was a high-stakes showdown for both Clinton and the Republicans leading the investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S diplomatic mission.
In some ways, the hearing was less about Clinton and more a volley between Republicans and Democrats on the committee.
Rep. Adam Schiff reacts to Hillary Clinton's testimony before a House committee investigating the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya in 2012.