As the year come to an end, all the polls are giving a significant two-party preferred lead to the federal Labor Party.
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos and Essential polls give a strong lead to Labor, with some interesting – and variable - detail on the attributes voters see in the leaders of the two major parties.
The women elected to the 2019 congress pose for a photo.
After a year of headlines and ousted CEOs, Congress has yet to pass a single piece of legislation on sexual harassment – let alone hold a hearing. That may change as lawmakers get to work in 2019.
California’s Katie Porter, seen here with Democratic candidates and former president Barack Obama, is one of just three first-time female congressional candidates in California.
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A record number of women are poised to win public office in 2018. But don't look to California for help shifting the gender balance in Congress during the 'year of the woman.'
An early voter in Norwalk, California.
The odds favor a big year for Democrats, but the extent of their gains is still in doubt.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi enters the chamber before being elected as Speaker of the House Jan. 3, 2019.
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Nancy Pelosi is once again Speaker of the House. Here's what goes with the job.
On September 24, 2019, US President Donald Trump was at the United Nations to speak to the general assembly. His visit was overshadowed by the decision by the House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against him based on revelations in the unfolding Ukraine scandal.
On September 24, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House had launched a formal impeachment inquiry against the president. But as history shows, the outcome is anything but assured.
Democrat Conor Lamb celebrates in Pennsylvania’s 18th, long considered a GOP stronghold.
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The winner of the special election will only serve for eight months, so what's the big deal?
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.
A recent poll found Nancy Pelosi’s favorability at 39 percent – about on par with Trump’s.
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.
Illustration titled, “If you want to get rid of mosquitos, drain the swamp that breeds them.” (1909)
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An urban planning expert goes knee-deep into the murky history behind this popular phrase often used to describe the nation's capital.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, second from left, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, center, and other key Republicans discuss the repeal of Obamacare.
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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?
Fingers crossed: Can House Speaker Paul Ryan control his fractious Republican majority?
Democrats gained only a handful of House seats in this week's elections, leaving Republicans in the majority. But can the GOP shift from opposing President Obama to supporting President Trump?
The president’s last ditch effort to woo House Democrats and their leader, Nancy Pelosi, failed.
President Obama pulled out all the stops in recent days, but it wasn't enough to convince House Democrats that he would negotiate a fair trade deal in the Pacific.
Congressman Henry Waxman: relieved to be going after 40 years?
An era has ended. The last of the “Watergate Babies” has left the Congress. The nickname was applied to the class of House Democratic freshmen elected in 1974 in the wake of the Watergate scandal. There…
This crowd wants their president out
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The United States had just gone through a bruising election, but in Congress Democratic and Republican leaders gathered to unveil the bust of Vaclav Havel, the playwright and first post-Communist Czech…