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.
Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in a runoff on June 20.
Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
The absence of any evidence to support Donald Trump's claims is more than just about the president's credibility – it goes to whether we can trust any information from the White House.
Trump's budget would eliminate the National Endowment for the Humanities, breaking a tradition of funding humanities scholarship that goes back to the nation's founding.