While it might seem like a longstanding tradition, it's a relatively recent phenomenon in the U.S.
The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?
What’s unique about this shutdown? It happened under a unified government – and that’s bad news for the GOP.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
While much has been written about why the GOP's tax plan would exacerbate income inequality, there are two reasons it's even worse than you think.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
If Republicans don’t cut taxes on the wealthy when they have control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, what do they live for?
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
As Kansas' secretary of state, Kobach drafted the nation's most restrictive voter ID law.
Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
Why would McConnell push a vote to repeal Obamacare when he knows it won't pass? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
Yes, American politics is getting uglier. Here's why.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
The race pitted a singing cowboy against a millionaire software entrepreneur – and it got ugly at the end.
'Women Who Work' attempts to present itself as an apolitical work. But no narratives ever are – and it's especially the case for those that anxiously seek to appear that way.
Trump cuts bait, Ryan loses his nerve – and the Obamacare repeal goes down without a vote. What's next for Congress and the GOP?
Our morals compel us toward helping our team win. This can turn even otherwise innocuous decisions into 'us vs. them.'
Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
As America becomes more diverse, many think it will also become more progressive. But one analysis of demographic trends points to gains for Republicans.