Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where hate speech thrives.
Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is the first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
State legislatures, which will draw congressional districts that last through 2030, are dominated by the GOP.
The 2018 murder of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco inspired record numbers of Black women to get involved in politics. Winning proved harder – but it isn't the only point of their campaigns.
The influential civil rights group got its start following a wave of brutal white-led violence against Black people in Springfield, Illinois.
For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart.
Elections – like Georgia's runoffs – that require majority support can sometimes be used to exclude those in the minority.
A set of efforts that registered 800,000 new voters since 2018 may have been the key to Georgia turning blue in a presidential election for the first time since 1992.
When it comes to election fraud claims, watch what the lawyers do, not what the politicians say.
Much as the South rejected President Lincoln's election with a massive armed uprising, could President Trump's many supporters rise up and overthrow a Biden-led government?
President Donald Trump may be trying to get state lawmakers to shift the outcome of the presidential election.
In 1967 a Mexican reporter told the CIA he had met Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City just before the JFK assassination. New research and recently declassified intelligence pokes a hole in his story.
Investigations of the 9/11 attacks show that a short, unstable transition between two presidents can weaken US security. Trump's sweeping staff changes compound the risk, experts say.
People know a lot about their friends and neighbors – and pollsters can learn from that information, if they ask.
Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women's history largely overlooks her.
'Mind your manners' isn't just something your mother told you. Manners – and civility – are an essential component of how things get done in government, and the Founding Fathers knew it.
Women made gains in Congress this election cycle, but they are still underrepresented compared to their share of the population.
Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
Each side in the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict accuses the other of war crimes. Such allegations attract foreign attention and possibly intervention, but rarely lead to a peaceful solution.
Computational methods could help identify conspiracy theories as they emerge.
Trump was the first US president from New York City since Teddy Roosevelt, but he was never a hometown hero. Jubilant celebrations erupted across New York after Biden's projected win.
The 2020 campaign showed voters how the candidates and their campaigns modeled gender roles differently. That has implications for who can be president in the future.
The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Pollster Bud Roper once said of his field that "a good deal more than half is art and ... less than half is science." After the 2020 polls got a lot wrong, is it time for more candor from pollsters?
After four years of the US government undoing climate change policies and partnerships, a Biden administration has a chance to rebuild that leadership. But success will require more than quick wins.