Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City, Nov. 6, 2018.
In the next Congress, white men will make up 60 percent of the House and 71 percent of the Senate – a historic low.
Democrats celebrate as the US mid-term results come in.
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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.
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema (left) and Republican Martha McSally are competing to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Jeff Flake.
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Two accomplished women are running against each other to replace Sen. Jeff Flake.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.
Legal scholars offer a vision for appointing Supreme Court justices more fairly. While it wouldn't require any constitutional amendments, it would require Congress to pass a bill.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, arrives in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2018.
Brett Kavanaugh presented himself as a good and reputable man in his recent Senate hearing. But a man's social status and education tell us nothing about whether he's likely to commit sexual assault.
Sens. Joseph Lieberman, left, and John McCain, right, at a legislators’ forum on climate change in Washington in 2007.
The late Sen. John McCain was an early – and lonely – Republican supporter of action to fight climate change. His challenge was to regulate sources of energy that underlie much of our economy.
Trump with the men who would replace him – Vice President Mike Pence on the left and House Speaker Paul Ryan on the left.
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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.
A date with destiny: Donald Trump and Anthony Kennedy.
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In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying on Capitol Hill.
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Experts reviewed more than five hours of testimony Facebook’s notoriously reserved CEO gave to Congress, searching for nonverbal clues to understand what he’s really thinking.
Deedra Abboud is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona.
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Research shows they face greater obstacles to election than their male counterparts, thus work harder and represent constituents better.
Demonstrators chant slogans during an immigration rally in support of DACA.
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As lawmakers debate immigration policy in coming weeks, they should realize that giving immigrants who came to the US as children citizenship not only has broad political support but lifts the economy too.
Jeff Flake called the US president's lies and attacks on the media a danger to democracy, but it's unlikely to change anyone's mind.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for Roy Moore to step aside. He later said “let the voters decide.”
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Everything on the GOP wish list just became more daunting to achieve.
Just a little obstruction at the Senate.
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.
Doug Jones supporters celebrate his stunning victory.
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It began with a sex scandal. How else?
Democrat candidate Doug Jones has had an unlikely win in the hard-fought Alabama Senate ballot.
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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.
Women protest against child marriage in Albany, New York.
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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.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell celebrates the passage of the tax bill.
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The tax bill that just cleared the Senate contains sweeping changes to nearly every facet of American life.
Graduate students and others rally against the proposed GOP tax reform bill.
Universities play a vital role in promoting economic growth, something the writers of the Republican tax plan have apparently forgotten.
Attendees chat during Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network conference in 2014.
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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.