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.
Research shows that leaders who can embrace competing demands and focus on the long term are more likely to succeed.
If the US fails to increase its debt ceiling by June 1, it could be forced into an embarrassing – and hugely costly – default on its obligations.
A team of economists looked at what happened after Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program work requirements were reinstated in Virginia in 2013.
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?
Rather than demonize migrants, legislators everywhere should address the issues that force them to migrate.
House lawmakers created an independent office to conduct ethics investigations. But new changes by the GOP to rules governing the office were just the latest attempt to defang it.
Conservatives and the GOP have mounted a decadeslong legal fight to turn the clock back on the political gains of the civil rights movement.
House Republicans have finally elected a leader after 15 gruelling votes.
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.
The choice between the two Republican nomination frontrunners may divide the evangelical vote – and abortion could prove a decisive issue.
Yes, the Republicans had a poor showing at the midterms and Trump’s 2024 announcement has had a muted reception. But there is still plenty of support for the former president and his MAGA movement.
As Donald Trump announces he will run for president in 2024, Rupert Murdoch makes it clear he will not support him. Some reports are suggesting he will instead throw his weight behind Ron DeSantis.