Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House, just announced his retirement, and the race to replace him started before his announcement. What is the speaker's role? How has it changed over history?
The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?
Research shows they face greater obstacles to election than their male counterparts, thus work harder and represent constituents better.
The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
Republicans rewriting the tax system have a rare opportunity to fix a major problem: most women-owned companies can't take advantage of key provisions designed to help small businesses like theirs.
Why would McConnell push a vote to repeal Obamacare when he knows it won't pass? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
It's hard to call yourself the party of change when your leadership has been in place for 16 years, and Republicans are taking advantage of that fact.
But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Hawaii was the last state to join the Union. It didn’t happen without a lot of political dealmaking.
Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.
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?
State legislators in 18 states are intentionally drawing congressional boundaries to favor their party, according to experts who ran thousands of simulations using open-source mapping software.
Trump won't be the first president who's a Washington outsider. To push his agenda through congress, he'll need his establishment-friendly VP. Will Trump loosen the reins?
Hopes among Democrats of gaining a majority in the Senate were dashed. Here's what a narrow Republican majority might mean moving forward.
Swinburne University political scientist Bryan Cranston makes his final US Election Day predictions.
If the US government is still split between the parties after November 8, the era of terminal gridlock will continue.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.