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.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has sparked a battle over the future of the Supreme Court. Against that backdrop, a nominee faces prescribed steps towards a confirmation vote in the Senate.
Senate Republicans continue to push for sweeping liability protection for companies from coronavirus-related lawsuits, but research and evidence suggests there's little real risk.
There aren't any clear ideological differences between the two, and Senate incumbents who aren't embroiled in scandal rarely, if ever, lose. So what's Kennedy's calculation?
A hostile Senate has, in recent history, made the president's job very difficult. To really effect change, Democrats need to not just win the White House, but Congress too.
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.
Democrats may soon propose letting members of Congress vote by proxy during the pandemic. A legal scholar says the language the Founders used 233 years ago could allow voting remotely.