First elected in 1987, Pelosi offers decades of experience at building coalitions and she excels as a Democratic fundraiser. Still, the vote was closer than expected.
Republican women face higher barriers to reaching elected office. A GOP allergy to identity politics plays a role too.
In the next Congress, white men will make up 60 percent of the House and 71 percent of the Senate – a historic low.
Several states now have their first female senator and more than 100 women will enter the House of Representatives.
The highly-anticipated US mid-terms produced mixed results for both major parties – Democrats won the House but Republicans strengthened their hold on the Senate.
The odds favor a big year for Democrats, but the extent of their gains is still in doubt.
One of the main reasons polarization in the US is on the rise – the way congressional seats are drawn to favor parties – isn't going away anytime soon.
The president won't be removed from office until Republicans in the House decide to support the idea – or the midterms hand the Democrats more seats.
Nancy Pelosi is once again Speaker of the House. Here's what goes with the job.
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.