NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department, about the latest on Nigeria's elections.
Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to form a center-right government following the election. But pressure from President Obama might make Netanyahu back off some campaign pledges.
In an interview with WBUR's Here & Now, the darling of the left again denies any interest herself. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.
Three weeks after the Democratic front-runner's news conference about her use of private emails as secretary of state, polls continue to show her ahead of GOP contenders.
The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
Mike Pence, who signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, says he didn't anticipate the level of hostility the law has engendered.
Some of Hillary Clinton's most vocal critics are from those in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to correspondent Mara Liasson about Clinton's evolving relationship with the press.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Harry Reid's retirement announcement and Ted Cruz's appeal to the far-right.
Politicians, friends and former colleagues celebrated the man known as the “Lion of the Senate” Monday, as the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate formally opened its doors on Colombia Point in Dorchester.
The MBTA’s interim GM told a legislative hearing Monday that the T received a number of helpful suggestions that could be used during extreme weather events in the future.
Thomas Snyder, who previously served in Boston’s government, has been appointed chief of staff for Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Paul Kirk, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate when Ted Kennedy died in 2009, says in today’s era of extreme partisanship and brinkmanship, the rising generation should look toward Ted Kennedy’s legacy of working across the aisle.
The winner will succeed Matthew Beaton, a Shrewsbury Republican who left the House to become Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs in Baker’s administration.