Once upon a time, President Obama said he wanted to pull almost all troops out of Afghanistan. That has proved way harder than he thought.
Who is the American flag for? And what does it mean when people of color choose to wave it — or not wave it? Gene and Adrian dig in.
Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today, whether election analysis is too focused on the White working class and fighting to give former felons the right to vote.
The FBI director's upbraiding of Clinton's email practices would be damning for almost any presidential candidate, except possibly one running in a general election against Donald Trump.
At one point, President Obama had plans to essentially end the longest war in U.S. history. Over the past two years, Obama has changed those plans.
The FBI director said Clinton was careless in handling classified information. David Greene Hears from GOP analyst John Feehery and Democratic analyst Mo Elleithee — as well as NPR's Tamara Keith.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders. Now, the state's Republicans are suing the governor, who they say overstepped his authority.
On Tuesday, interest rates fell again as investors around the world moved money into safe havens, such as U.S. Treasurys. The 10-year Treasury note yield closed below 1.4 percent for the first time.
Hillary Clinton flew with the president on Air Force One to North Carolina. "Everybody can tweet," Obama said. "But nobody actually knows what it takes to do the job until you've sat behind the desk."
Trump's "sheriff star" tweet marks another unforced error for the campaign, in what's become an almost constant stream of gaffes and blunders.
Former Illinois Congressman and federal judge Abner Mikva died on Monday at the age of 90. A mentor to President Obama, Mikva received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.
The Kemper Project is an electrical generating station currently under construction in Kemper County, Miss. The plant has been held up as a model of the Obama administration's efforts to promote new, clean energy technologies, but the project is two years behind schedule, still not operational, and more than $4 billion over budget. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Ian Urbina of The New York Times about the Kemper Project and the administration's clean energy policy.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Sophie Bjork-James of Vanderbilt University about how Donald Trump's presidential campaign has inspired white supremacist groups' activity online.
President Obama campaigned with Hillary Clinton for the first time this year at a rally in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday.
The result of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has been long anticipated and is playing out on the campaign trail.
FBI Director James Comey recommended "no charges" against Hillary Clinton in the email investigation. But he called her out on Tuesday for being "extremely careless" in the handling of classified information.
The politics team is back with a quick take following the conclusion of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.
Looking back at the last century of presidents, none has strongly campaigned for his chosen successor.
A state law that was enacted in 2013 was the basis for Bryton Mellott's arrest, but the local prosecutor says it contradicts the Supreme Court's ruling on this issue.
Biographer Larry Tye says Kennedy wasn't always the "hot-blooded liberal" we remember today. The transformation wasn't a "flip flop" he says, "he took things to heart in ways that few politicians do."