Certain words are being used over and over during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. One of them is 'precedent.' What does it really mean?
Did you know that senators shouldn't be called 'jurors' in an impeachment trial? Here's a roundup of stories that give behind-the-scenes facts and context to the news event of the year – so far.
As the Trump impeachment trial plays out in the Senate, the 100 lawmakers there are required by law to abide by a special oath.
Even if other parts of the federal government shut down, Congress could – and would have to – keep working. A legal scholar explains why and how that is possible.
Hillary Clinton got the most individual votes from US citizens in 2016, but Donald Trump won the most electoral votes.
A recent vote in the US House of Representatives recognised the Armenian massacre of 1915 as a genocide in a significant moment for the Armenian diaspora.
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
President Trump has confirmed that the US will leave the Paris Agreement on climate change on the earliest allowable date: Nov. 4, 2020. Will this hobble efforts to slow global warming?
No written law or rule requires the senators to remain silent on the issues. But it's probably a good idea, and a promising sign of fairness.
A task force has been assembled in the US Senate to fight anti-Semitism. A specialist in Jewish-American history says the group has a big job ahead of it. Anti-Semitism has a long history in the US.
If the U.S. Senate agrees to hear the articles of impeachment for Trump, it is not because of the U.S. founders' commitment to democracy, but rather in spite of their elitist design.
The impeachment investigation of US president Donald Trump has formally started, but much has changed since 1974, when Richard Nixon was forced out of office.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. If the House impeaches President Trump, what could he do to influence the process – and outcome – of a trial?
Are Republican leaders overestimating the extent to which the public wants them to defend Donald Trump?
A former congressional staffer says withholding damning evidence from Congress and using civilians to carry out presidential or intelligence agency agendas links the Ukraine crisis to other scandals.
The Founders saw impeachment as a regular part of ensuring presidential accountability. A constitutional scholar offers a possible process for a rapid and smooth impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Warren said the filibuster stands in the way of gun reform. It does, and so much more.
Polls show Americans want gun control, but it isn't a top-line issue for voters.
Notionally, Labor will need a 0.6% swing to win the next election. But the details make it much more complicated - and difficult.
The government's proposed income tax cut plan has put Labor into a bind and Pauline Hanson into a hissy fit.