Can presidents undo decisions by their predecessors to protect federal lands from development? A recent court ruling on offshore drilling says no, and could also affect contested lands in Utah.
Both presidents brought border traffic and trade to a standstill in hopes of changing Mexican policy in the drug war. And both failed to achieve their goals.
The Constitution gives Congress the power over the executive branch, which it's free to flex.
The White House proposed these cuts for three years in a row. That clashes with longstanding bipartisan leadership regarding rights for all people with disabilities.
States are folding the social and economic costs of burning fossil fuels into their electricity policies, giving utilities a financial incentive to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Political leverage aside, it's a major source of water in a parched corner of the world that harbors significant oil deposits.
The Trump administration's proposal to block federally funded organizations from providing comprehensive reproductive health care will deprive millions of people access to sexual health services.
A new act requires that all nonsensitive government data be made available publicly by January 2020. But the plan could open up new privacy issues.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
Even without any disruption, SNAP benefits tend to run out before the next disbursement arrives.
America may have missed a window of opportunity to curb China’s rise when it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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.
History shows that diplomacy takes time and many incremental steps forward, a diplomacy expert writes.
Cohen's sudden and stark transformation from 'blind loyalty' to utter betrayal says a lot about broader changes in how Americans view their employers.
While Trump may be an extreme example, much of the conduct Cohen highlighted reflects attitudes and actions commonplace among public companies.
American and Chinese trade negotiators are pushing hard to get a deal, but a major sticking point remains: ensuring China honors any promises it makes.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
CNN has just announced it has hired a former Trump administration official to help direct political coverage. A storm of criticism ensued. But political hacks have long found a home in journalism.
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
History shows that Congress can play an important role in checking a president's power.