Analysis

  • 7:55am Mar 31, 2014

    Politics In The News: Ukraine And Obamacare

    Monday is the deadline to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. And the U.S. continues to try to find ways to diffuse the crisis between Ukraine and Russia.
  • 8:00am Dec 23, 2013

    Washington Holidays Begin With An Air of Bipartisanship

    President Obama and his family are vacationing in Hawaii and Congress is in recess until early next year. As members left town, it was in a less contentious mood than in the last several years. But next year brings challenges that are likely to test whatever good will is now in the air.
  • A screen grab from NuclearEnergy.ir. The English-language website makes Iran's case for its controversial nuclear program.
    Screen grab from NuclearEnergy.ir
    6:10pm Nov 17, 2013
    World News World News

    Amid Nuclear Talks, Iran Pushes Diplomacy Online

    Iran's leaders are active on Facebook and Twitter, and frequently reach out in English via social media. Both services remain officially banned in Iran. But journalist Robin Wright, an expert on Iran, calls their online overtures "the most ambitious public diplomacy campaign since Iran's 1979 revolution."
  • 6:35am Nov 11, 2013

    Since Post-Vietnam Era, Fewer Veterans In Congress

    The camaraderie that veterans talk about used to be true in Congress too — partly because many members had served in the military. But today's Congress has very few veterans in its ranks, about 20 percent, compared with more than three-quarters in the post-Vietnam era. What does that number mean politically.
  • 7:44am Sep 30, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    House, Senate Disagree On How To Keep Government Open

    A partial government shutdown is looming. To discuss the situation, David Greene and Steve Inskeep talk to contributor Cokie Roberts, NPR's Mara Liasson, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish and Robert Costa, who covers Congress for the National Review.
  • 10:35am Sep 23, 2013

    Budget Debate To Hit High Drama This Week

    President Obama heads to New York on Monday for the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. The international meeting comes as, back in Washington, the U.S. Congress is once again heading into a possible government shutdown over spending priorities.
  • 9:44am Sep 19, 2013
    World News World News

    Feds Say NYC Building Is A Front For Iran

    The U.S. government moved this week to seize a Manhattan skyscraper said to be secretly owned by Iran. To discuss how such targeting of Iran's financial assets fits into the broader strategy of ending its nuclear program, Renee Montagne talks to former White House and Treasury Department official Juan Zarate.