May 16, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's claims of Native American heritage seem uneasy to swallow. But why? What does it take to be considered an ethnic minority, and what does the controversy say about the way we judge ethnic backgrounds?
April 2, 2012 In 2011, Texas endured the worst single-year drought in its history. Using a new interactive app by NPR's StateImpact, learn about the drought's progression and its impact on the state, explore the pros and cons of the policy decisions that need to be made, and share your stories.
January 18, 2012 Just in time for the South Carolina primary, we've given the stump speeches of Republican presidential contenders Rick Perry and Rick Santorum the "Pop-Up Politics" treatment. We use annotated bubbles and animation to help you get a better sense of the candidates' various appeals to voters.
January 8, 2012 "No politicians, no exceptions" reads a sign in front of Colby's Breakfast & Lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. The move, an employee says, is in response to complaints from customers.
January 2, 2012 A behind-the-scenes look at how our new stump speech series, Pop-Up Politics, got started here at NPR, why we thought it was worth doing, and a preview of the additional animations to come.
November 25, 2011 Tears seem commonplace in today's politics — House Speaker John Boehner's weeping is well-known, and at a recent Iowa forum, two GOP presidential hopefuls broke down while describing personal struggles. But not long ago, public crying was considered political kryptonite. We look inside the ways weeping has changed over the generations.
September 6, 2011 The new Republican frontrunner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will take part in his first presidential debate Wednesday night. In advance of his debut, we looked back at key moments from the previous debate performances of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.