Hillary Clinton needs to appear likable and trustworthy, while Bernie Sanders needs to appear presidential. Others need to make the case for why voters should give them a look.
Ahead of Tuesday's first Democratic presidential debate, we revisit the facts of the Benghazi investigation and how it became potentially damaging to the political fortunes of Hillary Clinton.
Registering to vote in Kansas requires proof of U.S. citizenship. This requirement has produced a large list of would-be voters. Now, one official wants that list purged — and a fight has followed.
The former senator discusses the New Hampshire Problem Solver Convention, as well as his work with No Labels to end what the group calls a hyperpartisan atmosphere in politics.
The Problem Solver Convention, held by the group No Labels, gathered in Manchester, N.H., on Monday. Eight presidential hopefuls, including Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, headlined the convention. Republicans, Democrats and independents turned out partly to express their frustration, and to see who might manage to fix political dysfunction.
The groups funded by the Koch brothers have run lots of TV ads, but now they're making a big community-organizing push. They have the money to do it, too, vowing to spend almost $1 billion for 2016.
Both candidates have said they are running positive campaigns, but that could change in this week's debate. In the past, they have shown a willingness to turn tough on their opponents.
The political network headed by David and Charles Koch is known for aggressive ads. But its grassroots work in communities across the country is seeking political change long after the campaign ends.
NPR's Michel Martin discusses an ambitious paid leave proposal in Washington, D.C., with city councilmember Elissa Silverman, and D.C. Chamber of Commerce President Harry Wingo.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed new legislation on Saturday that will allow eligible state residents to automatically become registered to vote when they get their driver's licenses.
The first Democratic presidential debate is set for Tuesday, even as Vice President Joe Biden is considering whether to join the White House race.
As speaker of the state legislature in Florida, Rep. Daniel Webster gave the rank and file more power. That's why conservatives in Washington are backing him to run the House.
The bill would have protected immigrants with or without legal status from being deported for low-level drug offenses.
In the era of direct spending by corporations in elections, Microsoft and AFLAC Insurance get high marks for openness. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway received a score of zero.
National Review contributor Neil Minkoff explains what's at stake as House Republicans figure out who will be their next speaker — and whether Rep. Paul Ryan will run for the job.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., tells NPR that it's not about ideology. It's about the way the House is managed.
As legislators fail to find solutions to mass shootings, Evangelical Minister Rob Schenck thinks religious groups have a part to play in educating people about guns and their relationships with them.
Interested in hearing more from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, but a little hesitant to declare to your friends that you "like" them?
Congressman Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the House Speaker race on Thursday. NPR's Scott Simon talks to a member of the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mick Mulvaney about the race for Speaker.
In some areas where U.S. officials have given a green light, it hasn't been matched by their counterparts in Cuba. But here's a quick guide to where things stand right now.