May 27, 2011 This involves a related but different issue than the 2010 Citizens United case, in which the Supreme Court said corporations could make "independent expenditures" that indirectly support candidates.
April 8, 2011 President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign earlier this week with a videoposted on his website and an email and text message blast to supporters stating, "Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign – because we've got more work to do."
March 10, 2011 A House subcommittee has voted to deny funds for the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases, in a Thursday session that pitted Republicans against Democrats in a heated debate.
March 9, 2011 Columnist David Broder, who was a fixture on Washington's political landscape, has died, according to The Washington Post.
March 2, 2011 Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate have voted to begin fining Democrats $100 for every day they're absent without leave. The Democrats, who fled the state to quash a bill that would limit public-employee unions, say the threat of a fine won't sway them.
March 1, 2011 The House has voted to keep the federal government running for two more weeks, passing a bill to avert a government shutdown by a 335-91 margin. The bill, which the Senate is expected to pass as well, buys more time for legislators to work out a long-term spending bill.
February 18, 2011 They came into office pledging to cut spending and as they try to reduce the power of public employee unions the political battles are heating up.
February 16, 2011 On today's Talk of the Nation, the 2012 budget attacked from both sides of the aisle, the directors of Restrepo, how the shooting in Tucson has changed the gun debate, and the challenges faced by Western women reporting in the Middle East.
February 9, 2011 A decade and a half after the Senate campaign between Sen. Chuck Robb and Lt. Col. Oliver North, the rhetoric sounds the same: Apparently changing Washington isn't a new concept at all.
February 1, 2011 It will be the first time North Carolina has hosted one of the major nominating conventions. Republicans will gather in Tampa.
January 26, 2011 On today's Talk of the Nation, Ken Rudin and the guests assess the State of the Union, the story of a woman jailed for sneaking her kids into a school outside their district, reunions with long-lost siblings, and Kathy Bates.
November 3, 2010 Former President George W. Bush says that Kanye West's insinuation that he is a racist, made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, still stings today — and that the episode was the "all-time low" point of his presidency.
November 3, 2010 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie weighs in on the results of last night's midterm election. In our second hour, what happens now, and looking ahead to 2012.
October 26, 2010 In today's first hour of Talk of the Nation: "elite," "extreme" and other political code words, and Sec. of Transportation Ray LaHood. In our second hour, aging in prison, and a mini political junkie.