Scott Simon ponders the people behind the names on buttons and bumper stickers and other political ephemera. Though they may not have been winners, he's inspired by their determination to try.
The official line in Russia is that it doesn't matter who wins in November, since it won't change what the Kremlin sees as Washington's anti-Russia stance. But some candidates are better than others.
Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.
A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
New Hampshire has a reputation for strong voter participation and independents. It's really easy to get on the ballot, and it has had a better track record of picking GOP nominees in recent years.
Headphones on, NPR's Don Gonyea is taking you on a roadtrip through the granite state — from Bill Morrissey to Frank Sinatra.
NPR's Robert Siegel reports on people who are not involved in presidential campaigns traveling to New Hampshire to observe the action surrounding the primary. There are families trying to give their kids a civics lesson, couples trying to see presidential politics up close, and groups of students who serve as interns for campaigns as part of their studies.
With a third place finish in Iowa, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is looking to coalesce mainstream Republican support in New Hampshire. But his rivals in that lane of the GOP race are doing a lot to stop him.
NPR fact checks some of the claims made by candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the latest Democratic presidential debate.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Iowa caucuses and the upcoming New Hampshire primary.
"When everyone's attacking you, you must be doing something right," Rubio told reporters in Manchester this week.
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Clinton's use of a private email server has become an issue in her presidential bid. Here's what we know about the FBI's investigation, whether she could be charged with a crime and what happens next.
The term has also been used to cover certain ideas, attitudes, movements and schools of thought. It has been affixed to leading American politicians, in both major parties, including Teddy Roosevelt.
Hillary Clinton denounced what she called "an artful smear." She challenged Bernie Sanders to identify a vote she had cast or changed to pay off a donor. "Enough is enough," she said.
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is touting his famous political family's name in the closing days of the N.H. primary. On Thursday, he made a campaign stop with his mother.
The Democratic debate, sponsored by MSNBC, was fiery and combative as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went after each other on health care, Wall Street regulations and the campaign finance system.
Early in the GOP presidential season, Jeb Bush was favored by many big money donors. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Erick Erickson, founder of the website The Resurgent, about the GOP presidential race.
It was the first mano-a-mano encounter of the campaign, which means there was enough room for semantic arguments and serious debate.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off Monday in New Hampshire. It is their their first one-on-one debate since former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley dropped out of the race.