Trump has increased the appeal of American conservatism, even as he has complicated its meaning. His shadow will no doubt continue to loom large over the Republican Party.
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.
Democrats are outraged at what they say is the hypocrisy of allowing a president to appoint a new Supreme Court justice near the end of his term. One of their biggest practical concerns is the ACA.
How an uncharismatic Kentucky lawyer came to rule the Senate and remake the federal judiciary from top to bottom.
The Voting Rights Act was intended to prevent voter suppression in states with histories of discrimination. But states are finding other ways to make it difficult for people of colour to vote.
Clothing is a way for politicians to convey authenticity and to tell their story.
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.
Indian Americans constitute a mere 1.5% of the population, but their impact on American politics can be disproportionate, a political scientist argues.
A would-be speaker at the Republican National Convention was yanked for encouraging people to read up on a hoax that has long been discredited but refuses to die.
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.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's song has cause an uproar for its explicit expression of female sexuality.
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.
Republicans are free again to recruit poll watchers – four decades after 'ballot security' operations helped steer New Jersey's 1981 gubernatorial race toward their candidate.
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
Recent efforts to restore voting rights to the formerly incarcerated, a crucial Democratic constituency, could have important implications for the 2020 presidential election.