Donald Trump heads to Detroit on Saturday to attend a black church. Pundits suggest Trump's outreach to black voters is really about persuading college-educated white voters that he's open-minded.
Steve Inskeep talks to Miriam Sapiro, who helped negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, about why U.S. pacts with Europe and the Pacific Rim are faltering, and why that's a big deal for the U.S.
His proposed "great wall" gets all the attention. But his plan would mean record spending on top of what's already record spending on border enforcement.
The 2016 presidential campaign has, in many ways, become a question of character. In this hour long special, Rachel Martin digs into how
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Angela Stent, a Brookings senior fellow and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, about the presidential candidates' positions on NATO and the U.S. relationship with Russia.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Hours later, he gave a speech on immigration where he promised to build a border wall and empower a new deportation force. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sean Sullivan, a reporter for The Washington Post, about Trump's stance on immigration.
Given the threat of cyber attacks, the Obama administration may designate U.S. election systems as "critical infrastructure." But not everyone thinks that's a good idea.
Donald Trump has called for a special prosecutor to investigate his political opponent. But the history of special prosecutors suggests they do not remove politics from the law enforcement process.
If this was the opportunity for a turnaround speech that changed the broad public perception of the candidate, it was a moment not only missed but thrust away with both hands.
In his aggressive speech in Phoenix, Trump vowed to deport anyone who has entered the U.S. illegally. Earlier in the day, he traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexico's president.
Renee Montagne talks to John Carr, head of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, about why Catholic voters seem to prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.
Smithsonian curators shipped some 100 pounds of souvenirs from the Republican and Democratic conventions — "great objects that engage issues for 2016" — back to the American history museum.
NPR's politics team is live annotating Trump's speech on immigration, which comes after a week of seeming to change direction on the issue.
In a 4 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court Wednesday refused an emergency request from North Carolina Republicans to reinstate a controversial voting law.
The GOP presidential nominee met with the Mexican president in a hastily arranged foreign visit. Trump is deeply unpopular in Mexico for his long-running criticism of Mexican immigrants.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he isn't ready to write off embattled trade deals with Asia and Europe. But he says a better case needs to be made to U.S. workers who fear their effects.
Activists were hoping that the race for the United Nations Secretary General would be more transparent this year and women would be considered. The latest straw polls suggest otherwise.
Black voters are key to Hillary Clinton's hopes to win North Carolina. Though every poll shows Clinton with a huge advantage among black voters, there are concerns over turnout.
Hillary Clinton told the American Legion convention in Ohio the last thing America needs in Washington is more name calling. She slammed Republican rival Donald Trump for insulting Mexican immigrants.
After days of back and forth over whether his stance on immigration was "softening" or "hardening," Donald Trump tries to provide some clarity in a speech in Arizona.