The most successful third parties in US politics don’t typically rise to dominance, but instead challenge the major parties enough to force a course correction.
The Senate has a lot of rules, and its parliamentarian interprets what those rules allow – and what they don’t. That can mean a bill will face either huge obstacles, or very few obstacles to passage.
States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
The leftist Democratic Socialists of America was tiny before the 2016 election. Now, with 90,000 dues-paying members and four seats in Congress, the DSA is upending Democratic politics nationwide.
The majority of Americans say they’d like to be able to vote for a third party. Donald Trump says he might start one. But neither is likely to happen.
As GOP-run statehouses across the country tighten voting restrictions, a bill in Congress would, its Democratic sponsors say, undo more than 15 years of moves to make voting harder.
Donald Trump’s ticket to the White House was a coarse version of populism. Will his successors in the GOP be different – or simply present a more polished version of his antagonistic rhetoric?
Endless filibustering has paralysed the US Senate, and with it all of Congress. Will this form of obstructionism be one of the main challenges facing Biden, as some Democrats fear?
From Vice-President Kamala Harris to Senator Bernie Sanders, voices were raised during the campaign for a more accessible US health care system. What can we expect from the Biden administration?
Georgia once had ‘the South’s most racist governor,’ a man endorsed by the KKK. Now its senators are a Black pastor and a Jewish son of immigrants. A scholar of minority voters explains what happened.
A violent coup to overthrow the government, perpetrated and fueled by white supremacist ideology spread by the white media happened … in Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1898.
More than 30% of Latinos voted for Trump in the recent elections – a significant result, but not a breakthrough by any stretch, and it can be explained by several factors.
Evidence shows Black candidates can win elections in majority-white congressional districts.
The US electoral system and campaign-funding mechanisms have pushed the Democratic Party toward the center of the political spectrum. But progressive ideas are gaining ground within the party.
Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
Polls predicted a ‘blue wave’ that didn’t materialize.
All you need to know about the current state of the count for the US 2020 elections in one place, updated regularly as data becomes available.
The elections of 1876, 1888, 1960 and 2000 were among the most contentious in American history.
If there’s not a clear winner of the November 3 election and the current president refuses to leave office, here are six scenarios that could play out.
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.