Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have taken the same evidence and come to diametrically opposed conclusions.


8 Signs Obama Is Feeling Trapped In The Presidency

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lately, President Obama has increasingly shown signs he's feeling claustrophobic in the presidential bubble.


Howard Baker's Legacy: Political, But Not Partisan

Thursday, June 26, 2014

At a time when Washington and its insiders are widely reviled, the late Senate majority leader will be remembered as a Washington insider who was widely revered.


Morning Edition

A Bear On The Loose In Washington

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

There's a bear roaming the streets of the nation's capital. Not an actual bear, just a president who describes his recent efforts to escape the White House bubble in ursine terms.


Hillary Clinton: I Helped Restore U.S. Leadership In The World

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

To hear the former secretary of state and once and maybe future Democratic presidential candidate tell it, her new book, Hard Choices, isn't the kickoff to a 2016 campaign.


Will Rick Perry Take Another Swing At The Presidency?

Friday, June 06, 2014

The long-serving Texas governor may be stepping down, but that doesn't mean his political career is over. There's still "tread left in our tires," says his wife.


Hard Sell For 'Hard Choices' Says Hillary's Running In 2016

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The media blitz underway for Hillary Clinton's upcoming book is "as subtle as a bugle call," says NPR's Ron Elving.


Meet The High School Student Who Took Down A State Lawmaker

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A week before graduating from high school, 17-year-old Saira Blair won the GOP primary in a conservative West Virginia district. Even the incumbent she defeated concedes she outworked him.


After Cory Booker, Newark Takes A New Turn

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ras Baraka was elected mayor of New Jersey's largest city after criticizing the charter schools and corporate interests that thrived when Booker, the high-profile mayor turned senator, had the job.


All Things Considered

Bill Clinton Says His Wife's Brain Is Just Fine, Thank You

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The former president said Republican strategist Karl Rove's recent remarks about Hillary Clinton's health are "just the beginning" of the attacks that are headed her way.


Keith Crisco, Congressional Opponent Of Clay Aiken, Dies

Monday, May 12, 2014

Crisco, a textile executive and former state official, died in an accident at home less than a week after apparently losing a close North Carolina primary race against the former American Idol singer.


Seeds Of Political Engagement? They're Planted Early

Sunday, May 11, 2014

NPR listeners shared photos of their early political memories and experiences. This is what we learned.


The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Coya Knutson was the first woman elected to Congress from Minnesota. But the charismatic farmer's daughter saw her political career derailed by one of the worst dirty tricks ever.


This Could Be The Year Iowa Sends Its First Woman To Congress

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Iowa and Mississippi share a dubious distinction: They're the only two states that have never sent a woman to Congress or elected one as governor.


From Family History To Ballot Fights: What Drew You To Politics?

Sunday, May 04, 2014

We asked: "who or what got you engaged in politics?" The answers from NPR's audience have been heartfelt and personal.


Back From Recess, Congress Opens With Scandal

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday was a rough day for House Speaker John Boehner: One of his members was indicted on federal charges, and another announced he wouldn't seek re-election after an alleged affair.


Jeb Bush Treads Fine Line With Latest 2016 Hint

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The former Florida governor must reassure major donors about his intentions while avoiding making himself an early target.


Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.


Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Friday, April 18, 2014

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.


If Aide-Kissing Congressman Doesn't Quit, Voters Will Decide Fate

Friday, April 11, 2014

As of this writing, Rep. Vance McAllister is still a congressman representing his northeastern Louisiana district. And that's part of the problem for a GOP establishment that would like him gone.