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.
A 2010 law that requires the executive branch to set goals and an obscure Senate rule may be the Democrats' best chance to influence GOP plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.
The GOP has a proposal on the table that could send shockwaves through the tax avoidance industry.
An analysis of more than 30 years of congressional voting reveals that a few key members of Congress determine whether a president will achieve their agenda. Who are they, and can Trump win them over?
Will it be possible to put America's political life back together after the election? Britain after 'Brexit' offers a case study.
Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, the Republican jamboree in Cleveland was a sorry spectacle.
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
Donald Trump runs his campaign like reality television – high on emotion, low on substance. But that is the key to his appeal to many disenfranchised Americans.
RNC protests in Cleveland have been peaceful, but are they effective? A historian explains what happened at the DNC in 1968 and why activists may want to reconsider their tactics.
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?
Two experts in political rhetoric explain how one candidate has used rhetorical devices like framing and 'argumentum in terrorem' to stoke fear and attract voters since the Orlando nightclub shooting.
Trump is no longer winning simple pluralities. He's scoring majorities -- which will make it nearly impossible for the GOP to Dump Trump.
GOP primary voters view Trump as a strong leader. Will general election voters see things the same way?
He was a former Democrat, a business tycoon and a media star. The story of Wendell Willkie, the Republicans' surprise candidate in the 1940 election and how he disrupted the GOP.
The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
The candidates differ on Middle East policy sometimes a lot; other times not so much. But whoever becomes president, there is no way that America will stop obsessing about the region.
There's nothing as certain as death, taxes and a Republican with a plan to cut them. But how do the candidates' proposals stack up?