Party loyalists are hopeful the GOP presidential nominee can change course after a disastrous first week of the general election campaign.
"God didn't want people to be poor," is how one historian described the view the Trump family pastor.
For both candidates on the Democratic Party ticket, religious faith has provided a foundation for their progressive politics.
State Department spokesman John Kirby said there was no quid pro quo with the $400 million payment, which he said was tied to a claim Iran launched in an international tribunal.
Buoyed by agriculture interest groups, obstetrician Roger Marshall easily ousted Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a conservative member of the rabble-rousing Freedom Caucus.
Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby sit down with Pilar Marrero of La Opinion and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post to see how they balance real talk and staying fair during the Summer of Trump.
Clinton's vice presidential pick received more than $160,000 in gifts while governor of Virginia. He disclosed it all, as required by state law, but it could be a problem in this year of populists.
In an election year marked by vitriol toward the Muslim community, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote. To do so, they're borrowing a strategy used by African-American churches.
Steve Inskeep speaks with Michael Cromartie, vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, which examines the role of religion in public life, about the faith backgrounds of Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence. When Trump named the Indiana governor as his vice presidential pick, it seemed calculated to put evangelical Christians at ease. But a Pew study in June found that even before Pence joined the ticket, evangelical voters were strongly in favor of Trump.
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR congressional reporter Susan Davis about Donald Trump's unwillingness to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain in their primaries next week. Echoing Ryan's words when Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination, Trump said of endorsing Ryan, "I'm not there yet."
Hillary Clinton was a devout church-attending Methodist as a young woman. During and after college, she retained her Methodist identity even as she moved left politically. She represents the "social gospel" wing of the denomination. Her VP choice, Tim Kaine, comes from a comparable tradition in the Catholic church.
Two retired generals spoke out at the political conventions last month. The retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says they and other officers should keep their politics private.
In the past two weeks, judges have ruled against voter ID or proof-of-citizenship requirements in Texas, Kansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin and North Dakota.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Pavel Felgenhauer, a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, about how the U.S. presidential election is being covered in Russia and how the Russian public views Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
A federal judge on Monday blocked North Dakota from enforcing its strict voter ID law. Similar laws in North Carolina and Wisconsin have also been recently struck down. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Richard L. Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, about the future of voter ID legislation.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine accepted $160,000 worth of free travel and gifts while serving as governor and lieutenant governor of Virginia. It was all legal and disclosed. NPR explores if it is still a campaign issue.
During a meeting Tuesday with the prime minister of Singapore, President Obama touted the benefits of the Trans-Pacific trade deal. But with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both on record against the deal, Obama faces a narrow path to ratification.
The GOP nominee first seemed to shrug off a crying baby at a rally, but then said: "I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking. People don't understand."
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his son Eric both suggest a "strong, powerful" woman like Ivanka would never allow herself to be subjected to sexual harassment.
Some Justice Department veterans said they worry about the possibility of political interference in law enforcement decisions if Donald Trump wins the White House.