How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
The Voting Rights Act was intended to prevent voter suppression in states with histories of discrimination. But states are finding other ways to make it difficult for people of colour to vote.
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
President Trump is using religious rhetoric against his Democratic opponents. A historian of religion cites similar attacks over a century ago.
Many US states forbid foreign observers to monitor their elections, but as the 2020 presidential election nears, a poll finds broad public support for international election observers.
President Trump's law-and-order campaign rhetoric has been compared to Richard Nixon's and George Wallace's similar themes in 1968. But such appeals go much further back, to the US in the early 1800s.
Indian Americans constitute a mere 1.5% of the population, but their impact on American politics can be disproportionate, a political scientist argues.
A would-be speaker at the Republican National Convention was yanked for encouraging people to read up on a hoax that has long been discredited but refuses to die.
In lawsuits across the country, the GOP and Trump campaign are trying to stop or dramatically curtail mail-in voting. Courts have largely sided with them, threatening massive disenfranchisement.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's song has cause an uproar for its explicit expression of female sexuality.
Despite partisan affiliation, American voters tend to share views on common facts about the world. But recent research suggests that when it comes to COVID-19, voters live in alternative realities.
Republicans are free again to recruit poll watchers – four decades after 'ballot security' operations helped steer New Jersey's 1981 gubernatorial race toward their candidate.
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
Recent efforts to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, a crucial Democratic constituency, could have important implications for the 2020 presidential election.
A new survey shows 67% of Democrats report wearing face masks, compared to 55% of Republicans.
Some members of Congress want to grant businesses total immunity from coronavirus-related civil liability. A legal scholar explains why it's unnecessary – and may be counterproductive.
When US governors declared a state of emergency is likely pivotal in mitigating how hard COVID-19 hits their states. And it turns out that one party's governors made those decisions more quickly.
Many Americans imagine evangelicals as a monolithic group that supports conservative policies and always talks about their faith. Three experts found in a study that the picture is far more complex.
Trump's firing of witnesses who testified during his impeachment trial has been described as 'retribution.' But these actions are actually revenge, a political scientist says.
Americans tend to think that self-identified liberals and conservatives hold more extreme views than they actually do.