As Congress takes up the issue of immigration, we turned to our global network of scholars to get their perspective on how points systems work.
Congress has an opportunity to build on DACA's success. An immigration expert explains how.
Research shows that for many young people, discovering they were undocumented led to significant mental distress. After DACA they found peace of mind.
Instead of focusing only on crime, the government can help set refugees up for success by collecting data on what's working and what's not in the integration process.
Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate.
It turns out a unified government isn't enough to get bills passed.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Specialty prescription drugs are responsible for countless medical miracles, but their high price tag is the main reason health care costs are out of control.
A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
Laws that limit presidential power won't enforce themselves – Congress must act.
But there's little evidence the high spending changed any minds, says a political scientist who lives in the district.
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
Hoover abused his power as FBI director to serve presidents' interests. The reforms that followed were set up to prevent it from happening again.
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
A president has more than one route out of office – voluntarily or otherwise.
Trump's administration plans to ramp up prosecution of unauthorized border crossings. Here's the story of how it became illegal in the first place.
Trump has threatened a showdown over funding his proposed barrier between the U.S. and Mexico. Our experts offer a primer – from a history of walls to costs.