Opposition in Arizona is growing against a controversial bill that would let business owners to refuse service based on religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer hasn't yet decided whether to veto the bill.
Speaker Boehner and President Obama are holding their first private conversation in 14 months — a streak that may say less about the two men than it does about politics, leadership and voters today.
Arizona and other states are considering bills allowing business owners to refuse service to gays or other groups that offend their religious beliefs.
Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan is the longest-serving member in the history of Congress. The 87-year-old announced on Monday that he will step down at the end of this term.
A federal commission to prevent children's deaths from abuse and neglect held its first meeting on Monday. Figuring out the extent of the problem is just one challenge facing the new commission.
The Democrat has won some conservatives in the state with her strong defense of the oil industry. But her support for Obamacare may sink her.
A referendum to overturn the law that gives transgender students the right to use the public school restrooms of their choice won't be on the November ballot. Backers didn't get enough signatures.
It's remarkable that an accomplished legislator like Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who is the longest serving member of Congress in history, stayed so long into an era of congressional dysfunction.
A Ugandan law punishes "offenders" of homosexual acts with prison terms. Aaron Morris, legal director at Immigration Equality, explains the U.S. track record of granting asylum in such situations.
John Dingell of Michigan, the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history, announced he won't run in 2014. As Tracy Samilton reports, Dingell's state will lose more than an icon when he retires.
When it comes to political discourse, Twitter chatter splits along liberal and conservative lines that rarely cross, according to a new report.
Virginia Seitz, who led the influential Justice Department office that offers legal advice on surveillance, drones and other issues, resigned after 2 1/2 years on the job.
The Michigan Democrat was first elected to Congress in 1955. He tells The Detroit News "I'm not going to be carried out feet first." Dingell is 87.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposes cutting the size of the Army and taking steps that trim military pay and benefit costs. "We must now adapt, innovate and make difficult decisions," he says.
Liberal activist Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to promote his favored cause of fighting climate change. David Greene talks to Steyer about his political plans.
Hedge fund billionaires Thomas Steyer and Paul Singer are among those deploying their money to promote their issue agendas. Selected congressional candidates will receive political contributions.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will outline budget priorities during a news conference on Monday. A key question for the Pentagon: How to curb growth of military pay and benefits?
Joe Newman, 101, is running for a seat in the House of Representatives from Florida's 16th congressional district. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the candidate.
Some in Congress believe sending aid to Syria's opposition forces will drag the U.S. into a war it can't win. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., about his adamant stance.
As violence grows in Syria, some in Congress say we should provide more assistance to the opposition. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., about why.