The GOP presidential race has been brutal and often vulgar. So how do you talk to kids about it? NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to Chris Wolak, a government teacher in Aurora, Ill.
Our occasional feature, "First Mention," is focusing on this year's presidential candidates. The first time we heard the name Ted Cruz was on Nov. 20, 2000 on Talk of the Nation in a conversation about the Bush-Gore election situation. At the time, Cruz was part of the Bush campaign's legal team.
Michigan votes Tuesday, and it is the second most populous state to weigh in this primary season. Voters in Mississippi cast ballots Tuesday as well, along with Republican loyalists in Idaho and Hawaii. NPR looks at what's at stake in these four states.
Republicans hold contests in four states Tuesday: Idaho, Hawaii, Michigan and Mississippi. Donald Trump is trying to extend his delegate lead, while Ted Cruz looks to pick up momentum after recent wins.
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are on the ballot in two more primaries Tuesday in Michigan and Mississippi. Clinton could significantly extend her delegate lead over Sanders with wins in both states.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Republican strategist and former top Mitt Romney aide, Katie Packer, about launching Our Principles PAC, a group aimed at blocking Donald Trump from winning the GOP presidential nomination.
In 1985, while their husbands discussed nuclear disarmament, the two first ladies — both considered influential advisers — held their own tense tea tête-à-têtes in Geneva.
More than 300 delegates are at stake. Michigan is the state to watch. Sanders has a chance to start to reverse the narrative — and Trump needs to quell conversation of a brokered convention.
One of the states voting Tuesday is Mississippi, where Donald Trump is looking for the kind of success he's had elsewhere in the Deep South. Ted Cruz would like to chip away at Trump's delegate lead.
In Michigan, Donald Trump has been steadily leading in the Republican polls. Ted Cruz and John Kasich have been rallying their supporters in hopes of making a stronger than expected showing.
For a closer look at how both candidates may appeal to African-American voters, Renee Montagne talks to Democratic political consultant Jamal Simmons.
Steve Inskeep talks to Dartmouth Economist Douglas Irwin about the perceptions and realities of trade policy in the current political primary season.
In Ohio, the GOP has reached out to black communities. But those very modest gains may not last amidst the rhetorical fireworks of the 2016 campaign.
The Vermont senator has been drawing criticism for saying at Sunday's debate, "When you're white, you don't know what it's like to be living in a ghetto."
There's a four-syllable word that seems to be on everyone's mind these days - establishment. What is it and why does it seem to matter so much?
"As the race stands now ... there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz," former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote Monday.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jelani Cobb, whose article in the New Yorker charts the genesis and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders made some comments at Sunday night's Democratic debate that some viewers found to be racially insensitive.
With nominating contests in four more states on Tuesday, Ted Cruz is hoping to emerge as the one viable challenger to Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president.
Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have campaigned heavily in Flint, Michigan, as the city has dealt with a water poisoning crisis. The state's primary is on Tuesday.