Here’s why Congress can’t kick the habit.
With House Republicans holding an impeachment inquiry against Pres. Biden, here's what to know about this constitutional tool.
Just as in the 2016 primary, they’d rather attack each other than Trump.
Four experts examine how U.S. foreign policy is dividing both Republicans and Democrats.
The Republicans' drama in Congress accurately reflects their constituents' opinions.
It may not matter much to voters, but foreign policy is definitely on the ballot.
Trump’s rise has turned back the clock to the 1930s.
The 2022 roundups: Congress’s year in review.
A lot of amateurs ran for the Senate this year and lost. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s not only because the justices are making unpopular decisions. Here’s what to know as the new term opens.
Young people are the most critical of older politicians, our research finds
Three factors made this incremental breakthrough possible
That’s what our research found
Here’s what Democrats and Republicans will probably do
Partisan fights have become the norm in Supreme Court nominations
For decades, a small, intensely committed Senate minority was able to use Senate rules to block change and maintain the Jim Crow system in the South
Americans generally oppose Russia and support freedom, no matter their party.
Americans don’t approve of justices appearing with politicians, our research finds.
Changing Senate rules is really, really hard.
Trump activated what we call a ‘MAGA faction,’ motivated by animus toward marginalized groups
Don’t try these parliamentary tricks at home.
Upholding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban could severely damage American belief in the court’s legitimacy.
He joined the Republican Party just as it was veering away from him.
Our research found an argument that boosts Republicans’ willingness to get vaccinated.
Debt ceiling drama isn’t new — but this time it is a bit different
How will they approach one of the most controversial terms in years?
Prolonged wars make allies nervous, our research on Vietnam shows.
Yes, the speaker can do that.
Four takeaways on what Democrats and Republicans are up to — and why it’s a big deal
The holiday was political at its founding and could be understood as political again
Mitch asks for a ‘personal favor.’
During six major crises in U.S. history, debates over reshaping the court were linked to debates over whether democracy could survive
That will alert far more ordinary citizens to concerns about voter suppression
We know from his own writings that McConnell is aware of the filibuster’s ‘racial history’
For two and a half centuries, people have justified Black disenfranchisement in the name of ‘unity’
From defending slavery to protecting segregation, the filibuster has been heavily used to block civil rights
The details are devilish
We looked at which GOP primary voters are most likely to vote based on support for his false election claims
Here’s why the coronavirus pandemic might change that
And why were they talking about the filibuster at all?
Let’s look closely at what words he used to blame the former president for provoking the Capitol attack.
Popularity of Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell has nosedived among Republicans since they certified Joe Biden’s victory
Did American electoral institutions survive the stress test?
Yes, there might be procedural skirmishing. But old rules are hard to break.
The election scrambled the players and their priorities.
My party is trying to win. Your party is trying to cheat.
It’s important that we describe the crisis accurately. That will shape our response.
Even those who don’t take Trump’s assault on democracy seriously are dancing on the edge of political Armageddon
Three things to know about a critical democratic concept
Will Democrats retaliate if they take the Senate?
Her confirmation would shift the Supreme Court further ideologically than any other appointment in the past 40 years.
Here’s how they think about it.
Several Republican senators’ exposure to the coronavirus would make it harder, but it’s still possible
Our surveys also find that public opinion toward the court is divided by race and gender
Our research looks at every question and answer in confirmation hearings since 1939
Americans still long for public figures with extraordinary intellectual, physical and moral achievements.
Before Republicans vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the high court, they may wish to check public opinion
Democrats can play constitutional hardball, too
Three things to know about what’s coming next.
If the game is constitutional hardball, Democrats could try this play
That’s what my research into the primary races suggests.
Public attention will shift — and the Republican Senate will ignore House action.
And they are holding tightly to their party identities
Here are four takeaways from Congress’s latest effort to respond to the coronavirus.
People with conservative personalities are more open to such intervention than you might think.
No one wants the blame for failing to act in a crisis.
Here’s why the legislative road ahead will be rockier.
That’s why Nixon resigned first.
Watch closely what Republican senators say about the defense’s arguments.
Roberts is acting as the presiding officer of the Senate, not as a judge
So much for Mitch McConnell’s plans for a swift acquittal.
Three takeaways — including the big surprise yet to come
Yes, there are some rules. The Senate can change them.
Expect the Nancy and Mitch show to keep delivering surprises.
Watch for party fractures that could make things more interesting.
There’s a long history of White House lawyers saying what the boss wants to hear.
Four insights into why now — and what’s next
Can you say “taxation without representation”?
As party leaders have taken power away from committee chairs, fewer members of Congress have the clout — or incentive — to find solutions.
So why doesn’t Mitch McConnell?
Who’s got the hot potato now?
Congress knows a must-pass bill when it sees one.
Who leads political parties these days?
They may care less about the president’s trade agenda than gutting the administrative state.
Maybe. But he has to choose them a little more carefully.
The Senate “went nuclear” — but that won’t speed things up much.
A minority within a minority needs a friend in the White House.
Here are four takeaways from the Senate’s shift toward majority rule.
Surveys show deep bipartisan support for the alliance.
Here are 3 takeaways from Congress’s highly unusual rebuke.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during an event advocating
Whether or not it does, it is likely to affect future climate policies.
No one wants the blame for shutting down the government.
Here's why that matters — a lot.
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For the third week in a row, the government remains
Here are three reasons.
Last week, lame-duck Republican state legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan