"The moderates are acting like conservatives usually do," Cruz told NPR. The Texas senator is positioning himself to capture supporters from Donald Trump or Ben Carson, should they falter.
Ben Carson polls high among GOP presidential candidates but fellow African-Americans traditionally fall in the Democratic column. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican strategist Ron Christie.
The ground game. It's how elections are won and for all the high-tech tools campaigns use every day, many votes are still secured the old fashioned way: door to door, person to person.
A group in Washington, D.C., collected money from government contractors to elect allies of the city's mayor, fueling fears of a pay-to-play culture.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Republican political consultant Katie Packer of Burning Glass Consulting, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012, about GOP skirmishes over immigration.
After the debate Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson heads to Lynchburg, Va., for convocation at Liberty University.
The morning after a GOP debate, presidential contender Donald Trump traveled to New Hampshire for "Politics and Eggs," a traditional granite state breakfast.
After the debate Tuesday night, Jeb Bush traveled to Iowa for an annual Veterans Day breakfast outside of Des Moines. He said Republicans need to start thinking about which GOP candidate can beat Hillary Clinton.
The recent off-year elections brought with them laments about poor voter turnout. The challenge is especially stark in the Los Angeles area. With 4.9 million voters, LA County is home to the largest voting jurisdiction in the U.S. But in recent elections, turnout there has hit record breaking lows. Officials there are trying to fix the problem.
As international diplomats prepare for a new round of talks on Syria, they are struggling with some fundamental questions: Who is a terrorist and who can be part of an eventual settlement?
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pointed to the Eisenhower-era program that deported masses of Latino immigrants. But the program was deadly and controversial.
The music industry generates $1.6 billion a year for Austin, Texas. But many musicians can't afford the basics, including health insurance. The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians steps in to help.
Sen. Marco Rubio, who's gaining in the presidential race, supported and helped craft the Senate immigration bill. He's backed away from it somewhat, but clarified his stance in an interview with NPR.
Steve Inskeep talks to Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida about specific ways to overhaul the immigration system. Rubio outlines his three-step plan.
Although policy differences were aired and some of the questions from the moderators could be called probing, gone was the slightly contemptuous tone heard in earlier debates — especially on CNBC.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told Politico that the "StopHillary" password was to emphasize to reporters that there are in fact two political parties.
Last night's debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.
Linda Wertheimer talks to Alfonso Aguilar of the American Principles Project's Latino Partnership about the GOP presidential debate. Aguilar is critical of Donald Trump's remarks about the topic.
President Obama is expected to send Congress a plan soon for how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While Congress is expected to oppose him, advocates say that might not matter.
Republicans have been deliberating the format and tone of the presidential debates as much as the issues. After Tuesday's showdown in Wisconsin, campaigns offered reactions to how the debate went.