Events honor Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, founder of the Democratic Party. Both men owned slaves. Steve Inskeep talks to Mary Mancini, chairwoman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.
The city was a political launchpad for the presidential candidate, but his "zero tolerance" policing has drawn criticism for affecting the community's relationship with law enforcement.
Hillary Clinton has been in the national spotlight since 1992 and has universal name ID, but her campaign hopes a $2 million ad buy will introduce voters to a side of her they don't know.
The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?
Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
Host Rachel Martin speaks with William Pierce, executive director of the the Draft Biden PAC, about reports that the vice president is mulling a 2016 run.
SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.
With the first big superPAC fundraising report of the 2016 campaign, it's already clear that this presidential election will be fueled by gargantuan sums of money.
My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
Hillary Clinton released her medical report, her tax returns, and a cache of unseen emails on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks politics with senior editor Ron Elving.
Five presidential candidates spoke at the National Urban League's annual conference on Friday. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Urban League President Marc Morial about what the candidates had to say.
How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.
Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.
Lots of questions about coats, how to send better email and Clinton's attire, new batch of email reveals the often-mundane inner workings at the State Department.
The returns will show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.
A series of sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood is raising questions about the field of fetal tissue research. Companies who buy and sell such tissue defend their work.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss presidential candidate reactions to the Black Lives vs. All Lives Matter slogans, courting minority groups for votes, the Planned Parenthood crisis, and a preview to the upcoming Republican presidential debate.
Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley addressed the National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday morning.
Clinton's doctor says she's eating healthily, drinking occasionally, swimming, lifting weights and, yes, doing yoga.