Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig talks about his decision to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary race and his ongoing efforts to get big money out of politics.
One year from the 2016 general election, Drake University political science professor Rachel Paine Caufield talks about the political landscape.
Republican presidential candidates meet for a debate on Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wis., as Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio have come under increased scrutiny.
This week's Words You'll Hear is "bedrock," which President Obama is expected to use to describe U.S. commitments to Israel, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House on Monday.
In spite of days of protests over his appearance on the show, Trump hosted SNL last night. His performance was far from perfect, but it probably didn't need to be.
Trade deals don't just affect labor and manufacturing. They also have a way of changing the way we eat. From food safety to booze imports, we offer a cheat sheet on the new Pacific Rim trade deal.
It's one year until people will vote in the 2016 presidential election. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson about where candidates stand right now.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Slate's Michelle Goldberg about how gender politics plays into the campaigns of Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Environmental groups and activists are celebrating President Obama's decision to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline plan, but some people say that the Keystone decision is a symbolic one.
Americans choose the next president one year from today. People from around the country have plenty to say about what the candidates should be discussing — and what they don't want to hear.
At a town hall event in Orangeburg, S.C., the Democrat backs reclassifying the drug so federal research can be done into its medicinal purposes — a position already held by her White House rivals.
The Carson campaign recently dropped a rap ad aimed at young black voters. Aspiring Mogul, the rapper behind the track, explains his inspiration — and his reaction to harsh responses on social media.
Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live tonight, despite protests from Hispanic groups who are angry about his criticisms of immigrants.
President Obama has rejected the application to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. Bruce Huber, professor of energy law at the University of Notre Dame, talks about the Keystone pipeline decision.
The freshman senator from Texas is biding his time, hoping to ascend like another freshman senator did to the presidency two elections ago. NPR's Wade Goodwyn focuses on Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign.
A lot of the Internet doesn't like Jeb Bush no matter what he says or does. It's a problem that might be bigger than just Jeb Bush.
Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley jabbed at Hillary Clinton during a Democratic forum in South Carolina Friday night, questioning the frontrunner's liberal bona fides.
NPR's Scott Detrow talks with host Scott Simon about the politics, perceptions, and reality of President Obama's move to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project.
With presidential candidates making demands of broadcasters for debates, and journalists admonishing candidates to raise their hands, NPR's Scott Simon asks if citizens should be posing the questions.
In the extended, 16-minute cut of Sanders' NPR interview, the presidential candidate discusses the state of his campaign, and two aspects of his political identity: being a socialist and being Jewish.