I've lived through a Democratic Civil War before. In fact, I've been in the middle of two of them. The first was in 1968, when I was the research director for Vice President Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign. The second was in 1980, when I was Jimmy Carter's policy director.
Joining a small, but growing list of U.S. colleges and universities seeking to make higher education more accessible to a greater number of qualified students, the University of Tennessee announced recently it would guarantee free tuition and fees to admitted in-state residents with a family household income of less than $50,000.
Watch an archive interview with Bernie Sanders on TODAY from 1981, shortly after he was elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont. NBC News' Phil Donahue interviews Sanders about his plans for Burlington, and in particular about his socialist political values. read more
There's no questioning the fact that the universe is weird. Just look outside and you'll see all manner of strange, self-reproducing flora and fauna, crawling upon a blue ball of semimolten rock covered in a thin, hard shell and blanketed by a tenuous film of gases.
Yet our own planet represents a tiny fraction of the peculiar phenomena that can be found lurking throughout the cosmos, and every day astronomers turn up new surprises. In this gallery, we take a look at some of the most outlandish objects in space.
President Trump can't let his grudge against the late senator John McCain go. In a tweet Saturday afternoon, Trump quoted former independent counsel Ken Starr, who criticized the Arizona Republican on a recent Fox News show. read more