Everything on the GOP wish list just became more daunting to achieve.
Republicans were able to push through a tax plan and a flurry of judicial nominees after the Senate curtailed use of the filibuster. It's time to go all the way.
It began with a sex scandal. How else?
Doug Jones has won a tough battle to represent Alabama in the US Senate; meanwhile, the crucial byelection in Bennelong is neck-and-neck, with huge implications for the government if it loses.
It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
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.
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.
A scholar from Alabama’s Auburn University at Montgomery explains how Republicans have slowly but utterly taken over Alabama politics, even while squabbling amongst themselves.
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.
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Neil Gorsuch's views seem to put him to the right of many, if not most, Americans.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
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?
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
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.