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LISTEN: 5 Political Moments From The Benghazi Hearing

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hillary Clinton appeared before the House Select Committee on Benghazi on Thursday to defend her actions around the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya that claimed the lives of four Americans.

We broke down the substance of the hearing and followed it in our live ...


Finding Signs Of Unity, Paul Ryan Officially Enters House Speaker Race

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan has officially entered the House speaker race, saying in a letter to colleagues, "After talking with so many of you, and hearing your words of encouragement, I believe we are ready to move forward as a one, united team." His announcement came after securing the support ...


5 Hits And 5 Misses From The Democratic Debate

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This post was updated at 10:15 a.m. ET

The first Democratic debate brought out some passionate and, at times, awkward moments from the five candidates on stage. A highlight of the night was when Bernie Sanders decided he'd had enough of Hillary Clinton's email scandal, exclaiming "the American people are ...


LIVE CHAT: Join NPR's Politics Team For The Democratic Debate

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Five Democratic candidates for president debated for the first time Tuesday night.

NPR's Jessica Taylor is live blogged the debate here, and NPR's politics chatted on Twitter during the debate using #nprdebate and in the chat box below. The chat is now closed, but you can see it ...


LISTEN: 7 Blast-From-The-Past Clinton And Sanders Debate Moments

Monday, October 12, 2015

Both candidates have said they are running positive campaigns, but that could change in this week's debate. In the past, they have shown a willingness to turn tough on their opponents.


Trump Superfan: 'I'm Hispanic ... We Vote For Mr. Trump'

Friday, October 09, 2015

Donald Trump found love Thursday night. He's been trying to get the word out that he loves Latinos and "Latinos love Trump," after widespread criticism of his stance on immigration.

At a campaign event Thursday in Las Vegas, Trump pulled onstage an immigrant from Colombia who was holding ...


Kevin McCarthy Gone, In 60 Seconds

Friday, October 09, 2015

There was chaos on Capitol Hill on Thursday after front-runner Rep. Kevin McCarthy withdrew his name from the House speakership election. The closed-door House Republican meeting that was supposed to emerge with a speaker nominee spilled out into the hallway outside of the House Ways and Means Room in the ...


5 Things You Should Know About Jason Chaffetz

Monday, October 05, 2015

As chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has pushed investigations into the Secret Service following security lapses at the White House, and he aggressively challenged Planned Parenthood. He's now shaking up Capitol Hill even more as a challenger to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ...


Listen: President Obama's Increasing Frustration On Guns

Saturday, October 03, 2015

President Obama is losing his patience when it comes to the country's gun laws. Speaking Thursday following a deadly shooting in Oregon, he sounded aggravated as he excoriated Congress for not doing more to pass stricter gun legislation.

In an interview with the BBC earlier this summer, he ...


In 7 Clips, Listen To President Obama Plead For Stricter Gun Laws

Thursday, October 01, 2015

President Obama gave impassioned remarks Thursday calling for stricter gun laws following a deadly shooting in Oregon. He spoke for just over 10 minutes, excoriating Congress for refusing to pass gun reform legislation. He also called on state legislatures and governors to act and on regular Americans to "think about ...


House To Vote On New Speaker Next Week

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

If all goes as planned, the House will know who its next speaker will be by the end of next week. Elections for the next House leadership will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8 — a date outgoing Speaker John Boehner said he came to after consulting the Republican conference.



The Republican Businessman Who Wants The GOP To Address Climate Change

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Republican candidates need to get on board with addressing climate change, and voters will follow. That's the message Republican businessman Jay Faison of North Carolina is pushing — and he's putting his money behind it.

A new poll commissioned by Faison's organization, ClearPath, found a majority of Republicans ...


Kim Davis' Supporters, In Their Own Words: 'Courageous,' 'Heroic'

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was honored Friday at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. She was presented, to a standing ovation, the "Cost of Discipleship" Award by the conservative Family Research Council, which sponsored the ...


Conservatives Rejoice Over Boehner Resignation, Say 'Pressure Was Working'

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's a new day, and it might not be the same again.

"My, oh my, what a wonderful day..." House Speaker John Boehner sang as he took to the podium in the Capitol Friday to announce his intention to resign as speaker of the House at the end of October.



'Profound Joy' And Other Political Reactions To Pope Francis

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden cried as Pope Francis addressed Congress Thursday. Many other political leaders were visibly moved by the mere first-ever presence of a pope in the chamber.

But reaction also came quickly to the content of the pope's speech, which was ...


Graphic: The Presidential Candidates On Climate Change

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Speaking outside the White House Wednesday, Pope Francis praised President Obama's environmental initiatives, calling climate change "a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation." The pope said he found it "encouraging" that the president is "proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution."

Climate change is something ...


White House's Pope Welcome Is 'Anti-Christian,' Huckabee Says

Monday, September 21, 2015

President Obama is taking some heat over who's been invited to attend Pope Francis' large arrival ceremony at the White House this Wednesday. The list includes the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, an activist nun and a transgender activist — guests the Vatican reportedly objected to, according to the


On 'The Tonight Show,' A Relaxed Hillary Clinton, Finally

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It has been difficult for Hillary Clinton to seem relaxed and at ease on the campaign trail, especially as questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state have dominated.

Voters have apparently felt it, as polls have showed she has


LIVE CHAT: Follow The Debate With NPR's Politics Team

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fifteen Republican presidential candidates debated Wednesday night in California — the second Republican debate this season.

NPR's live debate chat is now closed, but you can see the archived chat below and post in the comments at the bottom of the page.

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'Ladies, Look At This Face': Fiorina Hits Back At Trump

Monday, September 14, 2015

Carly Fiorina wants you to look at her face. The superPAC supporting her campaign released a new video, "Faces," hitting back at Donald Trump's recent comments on her appearance in which he said "Look at that face!" and "Would anyone vote for that?"

"Ladies, look at this face, and look ...