Non-white voters could be the deciding factor in the Democratic presidential nomination. That's why Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley participated in the forum Monday night.
The imam of the oldest mosque in North America, the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has invited Donald Trump to visit. David Greene talks to Imam Taha Tawil about the invitation.
Steve Inskeep talks to former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau about what it takes to write such a speech. President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul were bumped off the main stage for Thursday's debate on the Fox Business Network. Paul had warned for days that he would not show up for a lower-tier event.
The Indian-American governor will give the GOP address after President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday. Her pick intensified speculation that she could be a top vice presidential pick for 2016.
The economy has improved dramatically in the Obama era. But problems still abound because of the soaring national debt, a deformed tax code, shrunken paychecks and a growing skills gap.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday about whether public employee unions should be able to collect some dues from nonmembers. A majority of the justices seemed to be leaning against it.
The Democratic presidential candidates are in Iowa Monday, three weeks ahead of the caucuses. With polls showing a tight race, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are highlighting differences.
Eighth-year reports, like the one President Obama will deliver this week, have carried a special portent and the opportunity for a president to address his own record and the direction of the country.
Nikki Haley's leadership was repeatedly tested last year, as South Carolina coped with the aftermath of a deadly shooting at a black church in Charleston, and historic floods.
At the Supreme Court Monday, union opponents are seeking to reverse a 1977 decision that allows public employee unions to collect fees from those who don't join the union but are protected by it.
What to expect when President Obama delivers his final State of the Union on Tuesday, from NPR's Ron Elving.
It's the last big speech many Americans will watch President Obama deliver, and he wants to leave a good impression.
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Tim Scott hosted a forum in South Carolina Saturday on how Republicans plan to combat poverty. About half of the GOP presidential candidates shared their ideas.
Amidst major economic development and an immigration influx, a trip to Charlotte, N.C., reveals trends within the Republican Party that are taking place across cities facing similar issues.
This week: President Obama's tearful moment on gun policy this week. Also how the Netflix series Making a Murderer is shaking up the way people think about criminal justice.
Sen. Tim Scott hosted a forum on poverty for presidential candidates on Saturday. He talks about why he wants to change the way the Republican Party talks about the issue.
Recent studies have found that background checks can help curb gun violence. In recent shootings, though, evidence is tougher to see.
With the real Iowa caucuses just weeks away, lines are being learned, moves choreographed, audiences are being wooed. It's all part of what's become an every four years-tradition in Iowa, featuring local residents.
President Obama will give his State of the Union address on Tuesday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, Michele Kelemen and Chris Joyce about Obama's legacy.