Why would McConnell push a vote to repeal Obamacare when he knows it won't pass? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
Research shows that context matters for understanding what a person's words mean – especially when power dynamics are involved.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions' testimony to Congress provides no answers.
Neil Gorsuch's views seem to put him to the right of many, if not most, Americans.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
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?
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Trump won't be the first president who's a Washington outsider. To push his agenda through congress, he'll need his establishment-friendly VP. Will Trump loosen the reins?
Hopes among Democrats of gaining a majority in the Senate were dashed. Here's what a narrow Republican majority might mean moving forward.
Swinburne University political scientist Bryan Cranston makes his final US Election Day predictions.
The US Senate is up for grabs this year – and Republicans have a serious challenge on their hands.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.
The former KKK grand wizard from Louisiana is hopeful Trump supporters will turn out for his bid for U.S. Senate. Political scientists who have studied his career consider his chances.
Trump's billionaire nominee for secretary of education has stirred up debate about the effectiveness of school choice. What does the research say? And, who is Betsy DeVos?
You're not imagining it: the Supreme Court has gotten more polarized politically than in years past, thanks to fewer moderates in the Senate.
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 last time a president nominated a Supreme Court justice during his last year in office was in the tumultuous year of 1968. It didn't go well.
There are just four steps to appointing a Supreme Court justice -- but that's not to say it's going to be an easy process for Obama.
US intelligence agencies can no longer collect and store the telecommunications data of US citizens but other countries are strengthening their efforts.