Same-sex marriage and the National Security Agency's data gathering are two issues that show the wide divide between conservatives and libertarians.
Russia is the world's top natural gas exporter, but the U.S. is the top producer. Jason Bordoff, director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, explains efforts to get American gas to Europe.
Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Reihan Salam of National Review and Reuters. They discuss the U.S. role in Ukraine's ongoing crisis and the latest news from the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The Senate Democratic leader's sharp attacks on political opponents have led Republicans to call him "detestable" and a "bully." But not enough Americans know Harry Reid to make him a useful villain.
The Senate voted this week to bar Debo Adegbile from leading the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Law professors Douglas Kmiec and Spencer Overton discuss the case and role of the division.
The Senate has rejected a measure that would have allowed military prosecutors — rather than commanders — decide which sexual assault cases to pursue. The 2 female senators were on opposite sides.
The crisis in Ukraine is galvanizing unusually swift bipartisan action on Capitol Hill. The GOP-led House voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine.
Everyone at the Conservative Political Action Conference assumes Rand Paul is running for president. He's a top contender, but is the GOP ready for his non-interventionist foreign policy views?
Why was it such a disaster? Seven Democrats defected from their party to vote against President Obama's nominee.
Opening day at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference attracted some of the biggest names in GOP politics. It also featured some young conservatives bent on having some fun with politics.
BOSTON — Shutter speeds can be manipulated to control exposure, a basic tenet of photography that lawmakers put to use this week as the state’s high court handed down a controversial ruling that no doubt had some scrambling for their urban dictionaries.
HOLYOKE, Mass. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to join Congressman Richard Neal and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to discuss heroin and prescription drug abuse in western Massachusetts Friday afternoon.
Many on the right are blaming Obama’s foreign policy, while others on the left say George W. Bush set the precedent by invading Iraq.
The BBC’s Jonathan Marcus joins us to discuss the latest.
NPR’s Don Gonyea reports from the conference to discuss the speeches and event highlights.