Hillary Clinton got the most individual votes from US citizens in 2016, but Donald Trump won the most electoral votes.
Are Republican leaders overestimating the extent to which the public wants them to defend Donald Trump?
An analysis of social media troll activity during the 2016 election campaign shows that exposure to Russian propaganda may have helped change American minds in favor of Republican candidate Trump.
Rural and small-town residents believe they aren't getting their fair share from the government. A majority of them were Trump supporters in 2016. How will they vote when Trump is gone?
Democracies survive if political norms and traditions are upheld. So the recent actions of GOP legislators in Wisconsin and other states to hamstring incoming Democrats put democracy at risk.
Pollsters at the University of Texas in Austin explain why the numbers just don't add up for the Democrat.
The mayor of Tallahassee underspent three rivals to win the state's Democratic primary. But what awaits in the general election?
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.
Millennials are less inclined than older Americans to intervene abroad, maintain superior military power or believe the US is an exceptional nation. What does that mean for the country's future?
Democrats won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, but Republican presidents have appointed a majority of the sitting justices. Is the court out of step with America?
The security services have had eyes on many Labour MPs over the years.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.
Trump revisited familiar themes during his economic address in Detroit and offered a few new ones. Two of our economic experts express their takeaways.
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?
The leading Republican candidate may seem out of step with his party's platform when he lambasts free trade, but in fact the GOP has promoted protectionism for most of its history.
Even if you come in dead last in every poll, a run for the presidency might be a career booster. Then again, anyone remember the Carol Moseley Braun campaign of 2004?