The food aid program helps low-income families put food on the table and injects money straight into struggling local economies. It will be critical throughout the crisis the coronavirus is stoking.
State and local authorities are expected to get $150 billion in an attempt to alleviate economic fallout from the coronavirus. But the money will be thinly spread and could run out quickly.
It may become impossible for the hundreds of members of Congress to meet in person. One legal scholar says the language the Founders used 233 years ago could allow voting remotely.
A commission looking at the future of service is set to makesits recommendations. It is hoping to make a year of service 'a norm' for all Americans. What does it mean to serve?
Congress wanted an aide to President Trump to testify; Trump ordered him not to. Congress went to court over it, and the court told both sides to leave the courts out of it and negotiate a solution.
Declaring an issue is a national emergency lets presidents act quickly and with few constraints. But once they get this kind of power, it's hard to take it back – and it can produce bad policies.
A reduction in OSHA inspectors may lead to a reduction in workplace safety.
The Shah of Iran, Jimmy Carter, Israel's foreign policy, Turkish politics and the US Armenian community are all elements in the long-running fight to pass a bill acknowledging the Armenian genocide.
Despite the fact that only 38% of Americans say they think the Democratic and Republican parties are doing 'an adequate job,' they're unlikely to disappear.
A growing chorus of people say the US has never been so politically divided. A Civil War historian reminds readers that there was once a far more divided time.
The Constitution provides Congress with plenty of tools to hold the White House to account. So what moves does the legislative branch have left?
President Trump's impeachment defense that the will of the president is no different from the will of the state and the good of the people has echoes in the decline of ancient Rome's democracy.
The self-references and superlatives used by President Trump made his State of the Union much more excessive linguistically than this speech’s tone typically is.
The results of the 1920 census kicked off a bitter, decadelong political squabble. Could the same happen again in 2020?
Falsehoods about Andrew Johnson have become a staple of Republican arguments opposing the impeachment of Trump.
The Never Again Education Act is meant to make Holocaust education more prominent in America's schools. A scholar of Holocaust studies explains why that's necessary.
President Trump's likely to be acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial. But the impeachment's effects won't end until lawsuits are resolved.
Both President Trump and President Obama used military force without informing Congress, or getting its approval. But the differences reveal more than the similarities.
An expert on Watergate says that today's House Republicans have taken precisely the opposite position than the GOP took in 1974 on the president's power to withhold documents from Congress.
The impeachment vote is the latest, and most extreme, example of a power struggle between the executive branch and Congress that has existed since George Washington was president.