Gun control bills passed recently by the House of Representatives may never become law, but they are still a sign of important change.
If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
Working class families have struggled for years to afford quality child care. Could the newly proposed Child Care for Working Families Act make a difference? A child care policy scholar weighs in.
While Trump may be an extreme example, much of the conduct Cohen highlighted reflects attitudes and actions commonplace among public companies.
Democrats control the House and could impeach Trump if they wanted. But removing the president from office is in the hands of the Senate -- which is still dominated by Republicans.
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.