Trump, Schumer and Pelosi have fallen into a classic negotiation trap that often prevents deals from getting made, which has led to the shutdown stalemate.
Donald Trump's comments have put historic prejudices right in the limelight.
In the US, non-whites have higher birth rates and make up the bulk of new immigrants. As white people lose their demographic majority, some will resist the accompanying political changes.
Despite the #MeToo movement, women in politics still face challenges in talking openly about gender equality.
The last adult is leaving the White House after a shock decision by the president to pull troops out of Syria.
Bringing down a president is a political act – just ask Bill Clinton.
There is one area where the Trump presidency has already been more successful than any in living memory: exposing the weaknesses of the American constitutional order.
Presidents past have used a nearly limitless power of pardon to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
Not all victories in the 2018 midterms were electoral.
Star Trek's groundbreaking interracial kiss between Kirk and Uhura was 50 years ago today – how have public attitudes to interracial and interethnic relationships changed in the years since?
The Democrats are currently about 57% to 43% favourites over the Republicans to win the presidency – if you trust the markets.
Will Obamacare – and Donald Trump – survive?
Several states now have their first female senator and more than 100 women will enter the House of Representatives.
The Democrats took the House of Representatives, but uncertainty remains and Trump is still standing. All eyes are now on Robert Mueller.
New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they're able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve.
Key victories by pro-Trump, anti-immigrant candidates have confirmed the president's hold on the Republican Party and his ability to turn out his conservative base.
When the US president speaks, people listen. Trump must be held accountable for what he says.
The Democrats are favoured to win control of the US House, but it may be closer than expected.
The colonisation of Native America continues through appropriation.
While the US sends observers around the world to monitor elections, few will be present during the 2018 midterms in the US.