House Republicans have adopted a rule used periodically over the past 150 years that allows lawmakers to speed up and streamline votes to dismantle federal programs and fire federal employees.
Health struggles are part of the human condition, but politicians often resist revealing full medical records. The media often help lawmakers hide their conditions. That shortchanges the voters.
Most Americans know Dianne Feinstein as a US senator. But for voters in San Francisco, she will forever be remembered as the woman who stepped in at a tragic and traumatic moment to lead the city.
The House GOP has announced a slew of investigations, including a review of the conduct of the Department of Justice and its investigations of Donald Trump.
What happens if GOP holdouts continue to hold out on the speaker position? And what if they don’t?
The House Jan. 6 committee’s final report is the latest in a long series of congressional studies that have tried to answer hard questions about government failures and suggest ways to avoid them.
Weaknesses in the law governing how elections are run and votes counted in Congress led to the Jan. 6 insurrection. An election law scholar analyzes legislation just passed to fix those problems.
With Democrats running the Senate and the GOP in control of the House, there’s concern that Congress won’t get anything done. Turns out, unified government isn’t very productive in the first place.
Sen. Raphael Warnock’s win over GOP challenger Herschel Walker had implications beyond Georgia – and offers a lesson in how far the state has come from its racist past.
Analysis of voting data suggests that in counties across Georgia, a slice of Republicans just couldn’t bring themselves to vote for Herschel Walker.
Georgians appreciate the national attention from the runoff election, but the cost and tendency for a drop in turnout may lead to reform of the state’s ballot contests.
The runoff election for the Senate seat in Georgia has wider implications for the balance of power across the US.
Gen Z and millennial voters will account for nearly 40% of votes at the 2024 election, reports suggest.
Lots has been said about the 2022 US midterm elections. But a scholar of democracy says there’s really only one conclusion that can be made about how voters behaved.
The current political polarisation will make the president’s job even harder.
The U.S. Senate voted to advance a bill that protect same-sex marriage by a wide margin– thanks to support from 12 Republicans. Same-sex marriage isn’t the partisan issue it once was.
Runoff elections in Georgia have a racist past, but the contest between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker for US Senate is a sign of progress.
In the hard-fought contest between John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz for the US Senate, Fetterman slammed Oz with charges he was a carpetbagger. That may have helped Fetterman win the race.
While the final make-up of the next Congress remains uncertain, the predicted “red wave” of Republican wins has not materialised.
The ‘“red wave” of Republican wins that many predicted has not materialised. Counting continues, but Democrats may hold the Senate while Republicans are favoured for a slim majority in the House.