In such a narrowly divided chamber, the onus will be on the Biden administration not lose a single Democrat. This could limit the scope of his ambitious agenda.
A conflict scholar calls events at the U.S. Capitol 'a messy riot where people lashed out at the heart of American democracy.'
It is often said that Joe Biden's ability to govern will depend on the outcome of Georgia's January 5 runoff elections, which determine which party controls the senate. The reality is more nuanced.
Banned in 2011, pork-barrel spending may return to Congress, where Democrats want to resurrect the practice to make passing budgets easier – and help keep their narrow majority in 2022 elections.
Congress and the White House are trying to wrap up negotiations on a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus bailout, but Senate Republican demands for a liability shield has been a key obstacle.
Does the president-elect have the means to solve the health crisis? How much leeway does he have when it comes to public health?
President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks show a preference for ability and a desire to reengage with the world.
Elections – like Georgia's runoffs – that require majority support can sometimes be used to exclude those in the minority.
While Trump's nominee to join the Fed favors returning to the gold standard, an economist explains why the US and the rest of the world abandoned it in the first place.
Women made gains in Congress this election cycle, but they are still underrepresented compared to their share of the population.
Yes, Trump doesn't like to lose. But his obstruction of the presidential election result has another goal: galvanising his base for the Senate runoff elections in Georgia in January.
The US economy historically does better under Democratic presidents than Republicans, with far fewer months spent in recession
No other state in the South has had such large urban and suburban population growth since 2000.
Were GOP incumbents able to rely on their rural supporters to fend off Democrats' growing strength in the suburbs?
If he wins the White House, Joe Biden will likely have to deal with a Republican-controlled Senate and a lot of Americans who believe he is not the legitimate president.
With several senators testing positive for the coronavirus, and many older than 65, political scientists look at 1954, when senators' deaths changed control of the chamber.
How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
Many Supreme Court nomination battles depended on whether the president's party also had control of the US Senate.
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
With a new vacancy on the US Supreme Court, Donald Trump has the opportunity to alter the court's direction for decades. He's not the first.