Why Congress’s 2023 was so dismal

And be ready for a repeat in 2024.

What retired Republican members of Congress really think

Their attitudes are surprisingly different from those of Republican voters and from current Republican lawmakers’ positions.

Will Congress shut down the government over aid to Israel and Ukraine?

Four experts examine how U.S. foreign policy is dividing both Republicans and Democrats.

How Republicans can turn the House’s lights back on

But electing a speaker won’t resolve the crisis.

Everything you should know about the House speakership battle

Four political scientists have a ‘good chat’ about what happened – and what comes next.

Republicans dislike their congressional leaders. Democrats like theirs.

The Republicans' drama in Congress accurately reflects their constituents' opinions.

How did Congress avert a shutdown?

Just-in-time legislating is Congress’s specialty.

What does it take to depose the House speaker?

Hint: There’s a secret list of speakers in waiting

Goodbye to the 117th Congress, bookended by remarkable events

The 2022 roundups: Congress’s year in review.

For the first time, women will hold these four key congressional jobs

Women will lead the House and Senate appropriations committees in a highly contentious time. Will they do their jobs any differently than men might?