The Republican and Democratic parties are increasingly coming to embrace distinctive and mutually exclusive visions with no possibility for common ground. What does that mean for Joe Biden in 2024?
It doesn’t make for inspiring politics, but political scientists have determined that for candidates, it’s more valuable to have an unpopular opponent than to be personally popular yourself.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed to raise the debt ceiling – and avoid an unprecedented US default – but only if Democrats agree to freeze spending and agree to several other demands.
Can you run for president from a prison cell? One man did in the 1920 election and got almost a million votes.
A loud chorus of Democrats – and some Republicans, too – has for years claimed gerrymandering is costing their party seats in Congress. Is it true?
Joe Biden’s appeal to suburban and older voters will make him difficult to beat, some experts argue.
The Democratic party has some other strong options.
Conservatives and the GOP have mounted a decadeslong legal fight to turn the clock back on the political gains of the civil rights movement.
The Congress that ended on Jan. 3, 2023, had 15 vacancies, a rate unmatched since the 1950s. If that rate continues, whoever leads the now-closely divided House will face trouble.
For decades, there were growing numbers of Democratic and Republican women in Congress, but the number of Republican women has stalled.
Democrats have ridden the West to presidential electoral success since 1992, reversing their poor performances from the 1950s through the 1980s.
If Donald Trump decides to leave the Republican Party and start his own, Teddy Roosevelt and the presidential election of 1912 offer the GOP an ominous warning. Hint: The Democrats win.
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.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will step aside from senior leadership. It could lead to generational change in the Democratic Party.
Biden remains the default candidate for the Democrat nomination for the 2024 election, but he is ageing and many believe the party would benefit from a younger candidate.
People’s belief in American democracy is undermined by regular changes to state voting laws.
All 50 states have laws that ban potentially intimidating behavior at polling places. They will need enforcement during the 2022 midterm elections.
Republicans and democrats alike have accused each other of threatening the foundations of democracy. How legitimate are these fears?
As the fastest-growing racial group in the US, Asian Americans form an important voting bloc and could play a key role in swing states, write two political scientists.
Voters trust their gut when they decide who an electable candidate is or isn’t. That may be a bad idea.