Senate Changes Filibuster Rules

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170231452/170231427" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Congress Could Limit Senators' Ability To Filibuster

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/170198092/170198073" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The U.S. Capitol at sunrise on Monday, before President Obama's second inauguration. While the president raised big issues in his inaugural address — climate change, gay rights, immigration, the shooting of schoolchildren — none of them appear to top the agenda of Congress, which returned to work Tuesday. Drew Angerer /EPA /Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Drew Angerer /EPA /Landov

President's New Term Doesn't Mean New Day In Congress

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169999453/170007495" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Republican, Democratic Lawmakers Weigh In On Obama's Speech

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169950208/169950185" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House GOP Backs Off Debt Ceiling Demands

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169772279/169772268" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Congressional Showdown Over Debt Limit Could Happen Later Than Expected

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169739318/169739293" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House Republican Retreat Focuses On Strategies For Rebuilding

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169644102/169653051" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officer Jay Phillippi looks over a fully automatic Thompson machine gun that was turned in during a "Gifts for Guns" program in Compton, Calif., in 2005. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Chris Carlson/AP

The Decades-Old Gun Ban That's Still On The Books

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169526687/169543621" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have talked about a deal to change the Senate's filibuster rules. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

toggle caption
J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Cabinet Picks Come As Democrats Push To Change Filibuster

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/169178006/169267860" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House Speaker John Boehner swears in the newly elected members of the 113th Congress on Thursday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

As The Capitol Turns: Little Has Changed In Congress' New Season

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168651628/168678950" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

New Congress Already Has Full Plate With Spending Cuts, Debt Ceiling

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168564145/168564132" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

House Approves 'Fiscal Cliff' Measure

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168444023/168444006" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

'Fiscal Cliff' Action Moves To The House

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168417031/168417016" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, leaves the Senate chamber to caucus in the Capitol on Sunday. Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

After Fruitless Weekend, Congress Still Seeks Fiscal Deal

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/168322294/168334703" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript