A selection of our coverage of the conflict from the past fortnight.
There’s no guarantee that the bill will even make it onto the floor of the US House of Representatives.
A battle over the voting districts in Detroit has landed in the Supreme Court, but any ruling may come too late for 2024 state elections.
Kevin McCarthy, the only speaker of the House to be ousted, has quit Congress. The ancient Greeks and Romans, as well as Shakespeare, understood the price of ambition like McCarthy’s: humiliation.
The conviction and incarceration of 2 former Trump aides who refused to comply with the House Jan. 6 committee’s information requests could revive a potent tool for accountability.
The problems faced by the House GOP in choosing a new speaker aren’t particular to Republicans. They’re a reflection of larger problems that have afflicted both parties in Congress.
The absence of a speaker of the House − a single individual but the linchpin in Congress − could produce a dangerous crisis in America’s constitutional democracy.
In the 1850s, a fight over the speakership took nearly two months and 133 rounds of voting. But for nearly a century, the majority party in the House has unanimously supported its leader. No longer.
A major crisis abroad may exacerbate internal divisions within one of the US’s major political parties.
Some Republicans have said they want to nominate Donald Trump for speaker, after the previous candidate was ousted.
Long gridlocked by fighting between the two major political parties, the US House is now split by conflict within the GOP, thanks in part to redistricting practices that boost extremism.
Democratic failure to rescue the speaker may mean they don’t get the budget and Ukraine aid they were hoping for.
You won’t be able to ignore a government shutdown. From delayed business loans to slower mortgage applications and postponed food inspections, the effects could be substantial.
The founders of the United States viewed impeachment as a way to remind the country and president that he is not above the law and to deter abuses of power.
Lawmakers have given themselves a virtually impossible task – and the stakes are high.
Pittsburgh’s mayor renamed the city ‘Swiftsburgh’ when the singer’s tour hit town. He’s not the only politician who has publicly fawned over the star.
The National Defense Authorization Act has long had bipartisan support in both houses of Congress. But that died in the House this year.
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.
How will the House vote on the deal negotiated by the White House and GOP leaders? If they reject it, there are political as well as huge economic risks to debt standoffs in Congress.
Research shows that leaders who can embrace competing demands and focus on the long term are more likely to succeed.