In giving Dodd-Frank the Botox treatment, Congress misses the point of what's wrong with financial regulation: It's an old mess.
While the White House scrambles to fill the VA's top post, the agency's deep issues of inadequate funding and low access for veterans continue to fester.
Pork-barrel spending – that often reviled custom otherwise known as 'earmarks' – may well help Congress pass bills on schedule. Banned since 2011, they may be making a comeback.
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
Scholars have you covered on all sides of the 'Dreamers' issue, with solid research to boot.
Research shows they face greater obstacles to election than their male counterparts, thus work harder and represent constituents better.
Congress may have averted a shutdown, but don't get too excited, warns a Harvard budget expert. The deal isn't sustainable long term.
Citizen activists can influence the policy positions of their elected representatives. Their activism might well counter the advantages of the wealthy in America.
Trump touted his administration's economic successes and laid out his immigration plan in an 80-minute speech to Congress. Our experts weigh in.
Research shows the ability to act strategically for the long term is a key component of successful leadership – and sorely lacking in Congress these days.
The party's promise to be all things to all people has hit a wall.
No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of the shutdown. But it will take the government longer to respond to public health crises.
The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
The American middle class has been on a rocky ride during the 20th century, surging after World War II but falling since the 1980s. The Republican tax plan may be its death knell.
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.
As the GOP prepares to slash spending to pay for tax cuts, lawmakers have been bringing up claims about the poor that don't stand up to scrutiny.
The proposed PROSPER Act would change the way student financial aid is doled out and how student loans are paid back.
If you own property and make less than US$200,000, the Republican tax overhaul is likely going to eliminate a tax deduction you use.
If Americans become less healthy and have less access to health care, then everyone loses.