July 9, 2013 Secretary of State John Kerry's wife suffered "seizure-like symptoms" over the weekend. Doctors have ruled out heart attack, stroke, or a brain tumor, the State Department says. Heinz Kerry is 74.
July 9, 2013 Journalist Alfredo Corchado covers Mexico for the Dallas Morning News. His new book, Midnight In Mexico, is part memoir and part recent history of the upheaval in the country. He talks to Fresh Air about the power of the cartels, the rampant corruption and the hopes for the future of Mexico.
July 8, 2013 The Texas governor announced Monday that he would not seek a fourth term, but gave strong indications that he'd like another shot at the GOP presidential nomination.
July 8, 2013 The announcement feeds speculation that he might again pursue the presidency as a Republican candidate. Perry said he would use the next 18 months to think about his next moves.
July 8, 2013 The usual parade of politicians brought down by scandal has turned into something else: a parade of disgraced politicians believing they could and should make a comeback.
July 8, 2013 Within a decade, Hispanics are projected to eclipse non-Hispanic whites as the largest race or ethnic group in Texas. The political impact could reverberate across the nation.
July 7, 2013 Last year, U.S. citizen Caly Muniz Castro married an illegal immigrant. Now her husband is in Brazil, waiting for papers that will allow him to return to the U.S. legally. They've been separated for six months, and they don't know how long it will be before they're back together.
July 6, 2013 The race to succeed New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is heating up. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a Bloomberg ally, has long been considered the front-runner. But recent polls show the race tightening, with fellow Democrat Anthony Weiner making a strong challenge.
July 5, 2013 The military coup that overthrew former President Mohammed Morsi has left a complex situation, complicating President Obama's response and leaving him mostly as a spectator. He must choose his words carefully.