California Republicans thought their state would finally be relevant in a GOP presidential primary for the first time in more than 50 years. But now that Donald Trump is the party's de facto nominee, the fun is over for the California GOP.
President Obama spoke to reporters Friday about the latest monthly employment report, which showed a slowdown in hiring in April. The report also showed relatively strong wage growth. Obama was also asked about the presidential contest and the de facto GOP nominee, Donald Trump.
Activist David Fowler is the moving force behind much of the socially conservative legislation proposed in Tennessee this past year.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Donald Trump's rise as he becomes the likely GOP nominee and the Democratic primary race.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.
The NPR politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news, including the suspension of both the Cruz and Kasich campaigns for the GOP nomination.
As part of our series, "A View From Here," David Greene talks to U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana about some of the issues that matter most to voters from his state and the rural West.
The front-runner in the May 9 Philippine presidential election is Rodrigo Duterte, a law and order type who critics admit cleaned up the city where he's mayor. But they say his methods are suspect.
As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.
One of the longest-held divides inside American politics is over the role of government. This election year, both the Democrats and the Republicans may be pushed into increasing the government's role.
The state's oil industry had been going gangbusters and then oil prices began to drop. What is it like to live in a place with such extremes, and can the government do anything to stabilize things?
Donald Trump held his first campaign event since being assured of the GOP presidential nomination. He held a rally in West Virginia coal country on Thursday. The state holds its primary on Tuesday.
"We are suspending our campaign," the Texas senator told supporters at an Indianapolis rally. "But hear me now — I am not suspending our fight for liberty." His announcement ends a vitriolic week.
Despite the tempestuous primaries, Republicans will come back together to support the party's candidate, says Vigo County party chair Randy Gentry — "give it some time."
Those gathered at Sen. Ted Cruz's event in Indianapolis are subdued, but "are still waiting to hear from their guy, hopefully to hear him say that he's going to stay in this race."
Bernie Sanders entered the race for president talking about a political revolution at moment when Democratic voters and young people were primed to hear it.
Federal investigators have interviewed top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They're asking whether her email practices as secretary of state compromised government secrets.
The media didn't create Trump, but that's no defense: it missed his rise and enabled him too.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission's advisory board has shown dissatisfaction with the director's decision to allow three states to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
The apparent Republican presidential nominee declared, "I love Hispanics!" But polls show Hispanics don't love him.