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Conservative Congressman Hyde to Retire

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) announces that after 32 years in Congress, he will not seek re-election next year. The 81-year-old Hyde, who is in poor health, is known for his opposition to abortion and for leading impeachment efforts against President Bill Clinton.

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NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk. In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies.