How's it possible a twice-divorced casino mogul and former supporter of abortion rights is leading with evangelical voters? Donald Trump is channeling anti-establishment frustration, but can it last?
Several presidential candidates showed up ahead of the annual rivalry game between the University of Iowa and Iowa State.
As Texas became more Republican, Perry, the state's longest-serving governor, never had to work out the political muscles that could have helped him in a presidential run.
They've been with us for some time now — lip dubs of politicians singing pop songs. But for whatever reason, it never really gets old.
"This is a splendid opportunity for the global jihadists to infiltrate," the Republican presidential candidate told NPR's Scott Simon. He also talked about health care and Ferguson, Mo.
A number of 2016 presidential candidates appeared on talk shows this week, but it was Vice President Biden who got the most attention, and he hasn't even said if he'll run yet.
The second GOP presidential debate is coming up and social security has become a campaign issue. Some candidates are calling for cuts, while others are calling for tax hikes and expanding benefits.
The California Senate passed a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide in some cases. But Gov. Jerry Brown hasn't indicated whether he'll sign it.
There was a time when former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the front-runner for the Republican nomination. That was four years ago. He dropped out Friday after being unable to revitalize his candidacy.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Rev. Peter Schipka, general secretary of the Austrian Bishops Conference, about the Pope's call for parishes to take in refugees. His parish welcomed refugees in June.
California's legislature is debating a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide Friday. If it passes, and Gov. Jerry Brown signs it, California will be the fifth state to legalize the practice.
After weeks of financial troubles and staff departures, the former Texas governor becomes the first in the crowded GOP presidential contest to bow out.
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, about what he wants to see happen next.
Russia is doubling down on its support for the Syrian regime, as the U.S. tries to revive a diplomatic track. NPR explores how the U.S. has misread Russia all these years.
The British Labour Party is choosing its next leader who will go head-to-head with Prime Minister David Cameron in Parliament. Frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn is not exactly considered mainstream.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
The White House and Democratic allies on Capitol Hill appear to have rebuffed Republican attempts to derail the Iran nuclear deal. Now, Republicans are saying to them: you own it.
The legal team for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., is pushing back against Department of Justice charges of corruption. In filings Thursday night, they try to poke holes in the government's evidence.
Hillary Clinton's campaign posted a four-point defense of her use of a private email server as secretary of state. But there's more nuance in those points than the campaign leads on.
Democrat Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will use the remainder of her term in office to concentrate on rebuilding parts of the city that were destroyed in April's riots.