In the annals of American politics, there have been some pretty quirky quests for the White House.
An effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding failed in the Senate on Monday, but the fight isn't over. That was only the opening volley in a larger funding battle to play out in September.
The future of the Iran nuclear deal could hinge on Democrats, who are being pulled in two directions. The Obama administration wants them to back the plan, but Israel and pro-Israel lobbying groups want those lawmakers to oppose the deal. U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff is a Jewish Democrat, and the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. He tells Renee Montagne why he recently decided to support the Iran agreement.
Fourteen Republican presidential hopefuls made for a crowded GOP field Monday night in Manchester, N.H. Donald Trump declined to attend. It wasn't a debate, but rather two rounds of fast-paced interviews with the candidates over two hours. The event took place as some of the participants scramble to make the final cut for the first official debate set for Thursday in Cleveland.
A huge legal battle is coming over the White House plan to address climate change with additional power plant regulations. The coal industry has the most to lose, and plans to take the EPA to court.
The crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls got their first chance to face-off this week ahead of Thursday's first debate-- just not really against each other in any substantive fashion.
The Koch brothers' political network of wealthy donors this weekend auditioned five GOP presidential candidates, another sign of billionaires' increasing political clout.
Host Melissa Block speaks to West Virginia University law professor James Van Nostrand about the impact of EPA power plant rules in his state.
If the president's Clean Power Plan survives legal and political challenges, the nation's electricity industry will have 15 years to remake itself and reduce CO2 emissions by a hefty margin.
Even before he officially unveiled it, President Obama's plan to cut the carbon pollution produced by power plants faced significant opposition.
Correspondent Don Gonyea tells NPR's Melissa Block that unlike official GOP debates, which will limit the number of participants, all the hopefuls were invited to to appear in Manchester on Monday.
Key elements of the Clean Power Plan include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.
Flashback to the 1980s, when President Ronald Reagan tried to restrict funding for Planned Parenthood. Efforts in Congress have continued since then, with the latest focused on fetal tissue research.
Cruz cooking bacon on a machine gun follows a string of GOP candidates trying to stand out online by destroying a cell phone, playing Operation, and critiquing Sharknado 3.
Republican presidential hopefuls are about to get their biggest test yet as they battle to make it onto the debate stage Thursday and woo voters who are just tuning into the contest.
Fox News will use an average of national polls to decide which GOP presidential candidates take part in Thursday's prime-time debate. Pollsters say more and more people don't want to talk to them.
On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation's power grid would face big changes.
Events honor Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, founder of the Democratic Party. Both men owned slaves. Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mancini, chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.
The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.
Hillary Clinton has been in the national spotlight since 1992 and has universal name ID, but her campaign hopes a $2 million ad buy will introduce voters to a side of her they don't know.