The vote to acquit former President Trump for inciting the attack on the Capitol is a symptom of the dramatic decline of the US constitutional system, which is being eroded from within.
Politicians say they want it, but how often, and under what circumstances, does bipartisanship really happen?
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.
State-controlled Russian media have depicted the US Capitol insurrection as the collapse of the US political system and democracy itself.
Since 1953, the economy has only rarely been in recession when a Democrat was in the White House.
Removing Trump from office in nine days is virtually impossible. Congress can impeach now and try him later, but this could distract from President-elect Joe Biden's all-important first 100 days.
In such a narrowly divided chamber, the onus will be on the Biden administration not lose a single Democrat. This could limit the scope of his ambitious agenda.
Banned in 2011, pork-barrel spending may return to Congress, where Democrats want to resurrect the practice to make passing budgets easier – and help keep their narrow majority in 2022 elections.
The US election has come down to the wire in key battleground states. The tightness of the race could have long-term consequences for both parties.
The polls and pundits say Joe Biden will win, but they've been wrong before. So what will be the early indicators of whether Donald Trump stays or goes?
Republicans won the recent battle over nominations to the US Supreme Court with the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett. The loser might be the court itself.
In Florida and North Carolina, mail ballots cast by minority voters and Democrats are disproportionately likely to face rejection.
Donald Trump has accused the Democrats of wanting to "abolish" and "destroy" the suburbs through a regulation aimed at diversifying housing, a claim unsupported by the facts.
President Trump is using religious rhetoric against his Democratic opponents. A historian of religion cites similar attacks over a century ago.
Many US states forbid foreign observers to monitor their elections, but as the 2020 presidential election nears, a poll finds broad public support for international election observers.
President Trump's law-and-order campaign rhetoric has been compared to Richard Nixon's and George Wallace's similar themes in 1968. But such appeals go much further back, to the US in the early 1800s.
Two scholars react to Biden's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.
In lawsuits across the country, the GOP and Trump campaign are trying to stop or dramatically curtail mail-in voting. Courts have largely sided with them, threatening massive disenfranchisement.
Despite partisan affiliation, American voters tend to share views on common facts about the world. But recent research suggests that when it comes to COVID-19, voters live in alternative realities.
Harris is the first woman of colour on a major party presidential ticket. She also brings a wealth of experience to the campaign, and could help energise non-voters to support the Democrats.