Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.
President Obama announced Friday that he rejected a permit to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial project would have carried oil harvested from tar sands in Canada.
African-American voters turned out in record numbers for Barack Obama's historic campaign in 2008 and again in 2012. As the top Democratic presidential candidates meet at a forum in South Carolina Friday night, NPR explores what is on the minds of black voters now.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is facing scrutiny over his biography, which states he was offered a scholarship to the U.S. military academy at West Point. It turns out, Carson never applied to the academy, his campaign said Friday.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the economy, and how a biography on President George H.W. Bush will affect Jeb Bush's campaign.
After seven years of study, the Obama administration has rejected plans for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The move comes on the eve of an international climate summit.
The justices said Friday they would hear a challenge brought by faith-based groups that contend the government's exemptions on birth control do not go far enough to accommodate them.
Economists are saying that October's surprisingly strong job growth will encourage the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month. So holiday shoppers may pay more for using credit cards.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he never applied to West Point, although in his book, he had written that he was "offered a full scholarship" to the elite military academy.
"Shipping dirtier crude oil into our country would not increase America's energy security," the president said in a statement delivered at the White House.
The former Florida governor earlier this year announced a team of foreign policy advisers that included at least two well-known members of the Rumsfeld-Cheney team in the second Bush White House.
Steve Inskeep continues his conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders talks about why he self-identifies as a Socialist and how being Jewish influences his views.
Can you tell anything about politicians' accuracy by analyzing how they speak? A new analysis finds that lying politicians tend to be more verbose.
As Democratic presidential candidates prepare for a TV forum, pollster Stanley Greenberg tells Steve Inskeep that beliefs of the electorate will dramatically favor the eventual Democratic nominee.
The presidential campaign is butt of many of Late Night host Seth Meyers' jokes these days. "So many butts, there are so many butts in this campaign," he said.
Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.
In the 1940 presidential campaign, one song reached across party lines and had everyone cheering. It was an unlikely hit: "The Ballad for Americans," an operatic folk cantata that ran 10 minutes.
Russian officials say that any suggestion that a bomb caused the Metrojet crash in Egypt is premature, and that if the British government has specific information, it should be shared with Moscow.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she would be "above the president" if her party wins the elections on Sunday.
In excerpts from an upcoming biography of George H.W. Bush, the former president offers criticism of key members of his son's administration who were key architects of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.