TV ads drive name recognition, but it's uncertain exactly how much more they do than that. Yet spending on them will hit record levels in the 2016 cycle.
The Obama administration proposes to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decades. The rules won't be finalized until shortly before Obama leaves office.
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements about immigration, including calls to deport "criminal aliens," have fueled the debate about the language used in immigration discussions.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Sgt. Janiece Marquez, who worked alongside Green Berets in Afghanistan, about whether this is a victory for those seeking to change the gendering within Army policy.
The first women have completed the tough and grueling Army Ranger training course. But it's still uncertain whether the women will be allowed to serve in ground combat units.
A controversial border fence to keep out migrants who travel to Hungary through Serbia will be finished by the end of August. Opponents say it violates European Union laws, but officials in several member states, including Germany, say it's not their place to decide how to deal with the growing influx of refugees into EU countries that border non-EU countries.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Deborah Brautigam, director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, about the relationship between the Chinese and African economies.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Nathan Brown, a professor at George Washington University, about the constitutionality of the law and the concern it will be used to crackdown on political dissent.
The Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent over the next 10 years. The new regulations are expected to regulate emissions from natural gas wells.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., faces charges including theft of charitable funding and bribery. A federal indictment links the alleged actions to his failed 2007 campaign for mayor of Philadelphia.
The current crop of White House hopefuls — both Democrats and Republicans — is among the least liked by voters in recent history, with many starting out with very high negative ratings.
As it happens every few years, the U.S. tradition of jus soli is back in the spotlight. Some Republican presidential candidates want to end the practice, which would take a constitutional amendment.
Scott Walker was riding high in Iowa until Donald Trump came along. Walker appeared at the Iowa State Fair Monday, where he tried to rekindle the fire with voters, who think he's gotten boring.
After a six-year delay, Medicare proposes to reimburse doctors who hold end-of-life discussions with Medicare patients. The federal program is now soliciting public comments on the idea.
The Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO has received much attention — and strong poll numbers — since her performance at a candidate forum in early August.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli about how the plan to tackle heroin abuse shifts focus from punishment to treatment.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Melody Gutierrez about the shortage of special security paper used for birth and death certificates in California.
Donald Trump made headlines with his comments deriding Mexican immigrants as "rapists." His first detailed policy proposal (on immigration) would build a wall and end birthright citizenship.
Northwestern University football players will not be allowed to unionize after all. The National Labor Relations Board announced Monday it has dismissed a previous ruling by a Chicago regional office in favor of the student athletes. That ruling said scholarship football players at Northwestern fit the common law description of an employee, and as employees, they were entitled to join the College Athletes Players Association. There is no appeal for Monday's decision.
Scott Walker was riding high in the polls in Iowa until Donald Trump came along. Walker appeared at the Iowa State Fair on Monday.