The news media spent a lot of time reporting on how much progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans didn’t like the debt ceiling deal. But centrists had enough votes to pass it in the House.
Biden believes these sorts of compromises help restore trust and optimism about the US government actually being capable of responsible governing.
The deal would raise the ceiling for two years, cap some federal spending and impose new work requirements on certain federal benefits. It still needs the blessing of Congress.
Brinkmanship means coming to the edge of potential default on the US debt ceiling. Are lawmakers negotiating the debt limit representing the wishes and interests of their voters?
Idaho, Montana and Florida had the highest population growth among US states between 2020 and 2022.
The Treasury has been taking extraordinary measures to delay a default, but these measures could fail as early as June 1.
Folk singer and activist Woody Guthrie actually had thoughts about the national debt – and politicians in general. They’re remarkably apt today.
If Democrats embrace and deploy the Constitution leading up to the 2024 election, it will enable them to offer a confident message based on the hallowed principles of America’s founding charter.
Free speech is under attack from both sides of the political spectrum.
Only three presidents in the last 50 years have announced their re-election campaigns with similarly low approval ratings. But Biden could face an even more unpopular opponent in 2024.
We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.
Secession talk evokes fears of a second Civil War. But one scholar says secession is already happening in the US under a variety of guises.
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.
Biden can seem like a relic from a different age. But he also represents tradition, a form of politics that is not trapped in constant, partisan trench warfare on every issue.
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.
Pollsters, pundits and politicians all get it wrong when it comes to independent voters, who have become a crucial – and sometimes decisive – group in American politics.
The insights of an ancient historian show that the causes of civil unrest are often the same over time and across societies.
In-person conversations between Republicans and Democrats lasting just 15 minutes were found to lessen political animus, research shows.
Many factors contributed to a record number of women winning the governor’s office in 2022. Among them: It helps to have political experience.
About 27% of 18- to 29-year-olds voted in the midterms, marking the second-highest voter turnout in midterms in 30 years.