State legislatures, which will draw congressional districts that last through 2030, are dominated by the GOP.
Women made gains in Congress this election cycle, but they are still underrepresented compared to their share of the population.
From expanding children's coverage to reducing surprise bills, Biden and lawmakers may be able to broaden health care access.
Judges are generally reluctant to decide elections, as the Supreme Court controversially did in 2000. As a result, Trump's flurry of litigation could wind up throwing the election to the House.
Federal election law is riddled with uncertainties. And that's not a good situation for the country if it finds itself in the middle of a contested election.
Women and people of color continue to appear on ballots less often than white men, and that, in part, is due to concerns by American voters that others will not view these candidates as electable.
There are similarities between the law-and-order language used by the 1968 and 2020 presidential candidates and the racial tension and political polarization both years. But much is different.
Though critics claim Amy Coney Barrett's nomination jeopardizes the high court's legitimacy, research shows there are ways the judiciary can bolster its standing and weather controversial decisions.
The framers of the Constitution were very clear that presidential terms have time limits. Not four years and a day. Not three years and 364 days. Four years.
Taking oath is an important tradition before assuming charge of a public office. It entails a commitment to the future. What is the history of oath-taking?
Biden and Trump are both preparing for a court battle in November. But when the Electoral College produces no clear winner, it's the House of Representatives that's supposed to select the president.
Those who say the Supreme Court's last term was a liberal success fail to understand that the types of decisions they see as victories are fleeting triumphs that will not endure.
The advocates of friendship as a way to solve America's partisan divide are wrong. There are more effective ways to tackle intractable political problems.
In the 1820s, an anti-Masonic conspiracy theory dominated politics in the Northeast and even birthed its own political party.
To carry out an election by mail, hundreds of thousands of state and local offices and employees across the US must make sure that ballots are processed in a fair, consistent and timely manner.
The pandemic isn't just a health disaster. It's a disaster for cities and states, where the money to run government that normally comes in every year has evaporated. Congress may or may not help.
Congress needs to make sure the HEROES Act includes adequate funding for people with disabilities.
Though he had a speech impediment and came from humble beginnings, John Lewis went on to become a giant of the civil rights movement.
Before vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, before presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, before Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, there was Congresswoman and firebrand Bella Abzug.
Land in what is now eastern Oklahoma, which was granted to the Creek Nation by Congress in 1833, is still under tribal sovereignty, the Supreme Court ruled.