Even most candidates who are championing overhauling the system are taking superPAC money and grappling with the political reality they have to face if they want to win.
In a letter obtained by NPR, the Libre Initiative criticized calls made by some of the presidential candidates for mass deportation and ending birthright citizenship.
A new report by criminal defense lawyers finds judges involved in the cases of people who are unable to pay for attorneys too often put their own fingers on the scales.
Pollster and frequent NPR contributor Andy Kohut was a fierce defender of quality polling and an advocate for finding the resources to do it right in changing times. He died Tuesday at 73.
The amount of money in politics since the 2010 Citizens United decision is staggering. Hillary Clinton came out with a plan Tuesday to address it, but it's a daunting issue for a president to take on.
Saudi Arabia recently promised aid to Yemen — the country it's been bombing and blockading with U.S. help. But it didn't come through, and the United Nations is now trying to broker a deal to make it happen.
A federal judge in Kentucky has ordered the release of county clerk Kim Davis. She was jailed last week on contempt charges after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Kohut became familiar to NPR listeners as the rare pollster who never strayed from his data and independent analysis, yet shared the numbers with humor and humanity. He died Tuesday at age 73.
NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Demetrios Papademetriou, president of Migration Policy Institute Europe, for a breakdown of where the migrants are coming from and if they qualify as refugees.
Migrants crossing Hungary's border with Serbia are being held in temporary camps with few facilities, and some have tried to break out and make their own way north to Germany.
Candidates are expected to stop early and often in early primary state South Carolina. But now they're dipping deeper into the region after several states teamed to make their primaries March 1, 2016.
The former leader of the polling group that calls itself a "fact tank" had been battling a form of leukemia that his son says was first diagnosed in 2009.
Congress has to vote soon on Iran's deal to limit its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. But it isn't business as usual on Capitol Hill: For starters, a "yes" vote actually means "no."
As Congress will be voting on the nuclear deal with Iran in the coming days, Morning Edition highlights lawmakers who have announced how they will vote on the deal.
The school Nutrition Association says an unintended consequence of the law is that fewer kids are buying lunches. The group is lobbying for a host of changes that would give them more flexibility.
Presidential candidates made the rounds on at Labor Day festivals, parades and picnics. For Democrats, it was a day to impress union members who can turn out voters for candidates endorsed by labor.
Congress is to take up the Iran nuclear deal and the national budget. Concerns, however, over Planned Parenthood funding may prevent Congress from coming to a consensus any time soon.
NPR's Steve Inskeep interviews the speaker of Iran's Parliament on the nuclear deal, which is under review by lawmakers in the U.S. and Iran.
During the Great Depression, up to two million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were expelled from the U.S. Research suggests that more than half were U.S.-born citizens.
The deportation of thousands of Colombians from Venezuela and the sealing of the border is provoking chaos. Throngs of deportees are crowding into shelters, families have been separated, and the normally bustling frontier outpost of Villa del Rosario is a ghost town.