The stalemate between the Republican governor and the Democratic legislature has left Illinois without a budget. In that atmosphere, Gov. Bruce Rauner is to present his State of the State address.
A political fundraising experiment reveals: Small donors are more likely to open their wallets for political campaigns when they're told other donors who support a rival candidate are being generous.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race last year, is back on the trail this week in Iowa. This time in support of fellow Texan, Sen. Ted Cruz.
The stage is set for Thursday's Fox News Republican debate but front-runner Donald Trump won't be there. Trump's campaign confirmed he won't participate, citing unfair treatment from the network.
GOP front-runner Donald Trump, upset over his treatment by Fox News and by top anchor Megyn Kelly, is threatening to boycott the final debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
This week, the Obama administration banned the use of solitary confinement for juveniles.
Concepcion Picciotto, a protester who held a keep a peace vigil outside the White House for more than three decades, has died. NPR spoke with her in 1985. The Washington Post speculated that she held the longest-running act of political protest in U.S. history.
Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich is making New Hampshire his main focus. NPR explores what his campaign hopes to achieve.
A grand jury in Houston has returned indictments against two members of a group that targeted Planned Parenthood with a string of undercover videos last year. The felony indictments are a twist as the panel was originally tasked with investigation the group's claim that Planned Parenthood was selling fetal tissue.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Harry Enten, a political analyst for FiveThirtyEight, about whether newspaper endorsements are meaningful to presidential candidates.
Hillary Clinton's spot portrays her as a voice of consistency, while Bernie Sanders' is shown as a candidate of change.
Critics say Iowa and New Hampshire are too old, too white and too small to have so much power in the presidential nominating process. There are lots of other ideas, but tradition is hard to change.
In a blow to rival Ted Cruz with less than a week until Iowa, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. officially endorsed the twice-divorced casino mogul.
Persisting through cold and rough weather, Concepcion Picciotto was a fixture outside the White House, where she was often called the president's closest neighbor.
Bernie Sanders said he would raise taxes to pay for his health care plan, while Hillary Clinton emphatically explained her plans and experience to young Sanders supporters.
With the polls tightening a week ahead of the Iowa caucuses, the real-estate mogul is continuing to raise questions about whether the Texas senator is even eligible for the White House.
The Iowa Democratic Party hosted a town hall Monday night, where the three presidential candidates talked to voters. It wasn't technically a debate and they didn't appear on stage at the same time.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Koch, the fourth-wealthiest man in America according to Forbes, and a conservative political financier.
The criminal justice system "suffers from a one-size-fits-all approach to sentencing and rehabilitation and that doesn't really serve the interests of public safety," said one task force member.
A grand jury indicted two activists and cleared a Houston, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic in a possible misconduct case. The two activists covertly recorded conversations regarding fetal tissue.