One striking feature of Brett Kavanaugh's testimony was the number of times he interrupted. Data shows that hearing interruptions are becoming more common, particularly when the nominee is female.
A giant of the US political scene, John McCain had friends and enemies on all sides.
Insider trading, like what Rep. Chris Collins is accused of engaging in, is one of the sexier crimes in securities law.
President Trump has been attacking the Fed's current policy of slowly raising interest rates. A former central bank official explains why that's so troubling.
As attempts to water down the Endangered Species Act have accelerated, public support for the act has stayed high. Then why do politicians keep trying to weaken the act?
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
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.