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?
Will it be possible to put America's political life back together after the election? Britain after 'Brexit' offers a case study.
Even by the standards of the Trump campaign, the Republican jamboree in Cleveland was a sorry spectacle.
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
Donald Trump runs his campaign like reality television – high on emotion, low on substance. But that is the key to his appeal to many disenfranchised Americans.
RNC protests in Cleveland have been peaceful, but are they effective? A historian explains what happened at the DNC in 1968 and why activists may want to reconsider their tactics.
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?
Two experts in political rhetoric explain how one candidate has used rhetorical devices like framing and 'argumentum in terrorem' to stoke fear and attract voters since the Orlando nightclub shooting.
Trump is no longer winning simple pluralities. He's scoring majorities -- which will make it nearly impossible for the GOP to Dump Trump.
GOP primary voters view Trump as a strong leader. Will general election voters see things the same way?
He was a former Democrat, a business tycoon and a media star. The story of Wendell Willkie, the Republicans' surprise candidate in the 1940 election and how he disrupted the GOP.
The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
The candidates differ on Middle East policy sometimes a lot; other times not so much. But whoever becomes president, there is no way that America will stop obsessing about the region.
There's nothing as certain as death, taxes and a Republican with a plan to cut them. But how do the candidates' proposals stack up?
The 10th Republican debate offered a chance for establishment candidates to slow Donald Trump's momentum just five days before Super Tuesday.
Nevada gave Trump his third victory and a widening lead over his GOP rivals. It's not his conservative values winning votes.
South Carolina is a red state. The GOP candidates know that a win here can lead to the party nomination.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich likes to tout his record as governor of Ohio. Is it a case of oversell?
The leading Republican candidate may seem out of step with his party's platform when he lambasts free trade, but in fact the GOP has promoted protectionism for most of its history.
Perhaps the 5'10" candidate felt like he needed a 'lift.'