Let’s look at the Constitution, the War Powers Resolution, and what might authorize or constrain military action.
Here’s why Congress can’t kick the habit.
Trump performed much better among “very conservative” caucus voters than he did in 2016.
The Fed is getting some good press. So what exactly is the Fed, and what does it do?
With House Republicans holding an impeachment inquiry against Pres. Biden, here's what to know about this constitutional tool.
Chuck helped us understand the promise and limits of power in the U.S. constitutional system.
U.S.-Taiwan relations are complicated. Here's an explainer.
From climate change to George Santos, in song.
And be ready for a repeat in 2024.
We missed some breakthroughs, but we dodged some disasters.
2023 isn’t 2019, it turns out.
Their attitudes are surprisingly different from those of Republican voters and from current Republican lawmakers’ positions.
From tribal sovereignty to missing and murdered Indigenous women, they’re responding to Native concerns.
What happens when Trump's 2024 candidacy confronts the 14th Amendment?
They see several causes at work – including some out of Biden’s control.
Several factors can foil conflict negotiations. The Russian war in Ukraine has them all.
Four experts examine how U.S. foreign policy is dividing both Republicans and Democrats.
Some research suggests the wave of trans candidates’ wins is unexpected.
Election denial is even more prevalent in Congress than it was three years ago.
Here's what the law actually says.
Two experts discuss the broader impact of the Israel-Hamas war.
But electing a speaker won’t resolve the crisis.
Four political scientists have a ‘good chat’ about what happened – and what comes next.
The appointment of Laphonza Butler isn’t just “identity politics.”
Menendez is the exception, not the rule.
Just-in-time legislating is Congress’s specialty.
She changed politics – and political science.
Hint: There’s a secret list of speakers in waiting
They don’t prioritize TikTok regulation – or other measures pushing back against China.
It may not matter much to voters, but foreign policy is definitely on the ballot.
Hungry people face complex requirements.
We need a more nuanced approach.
The "unitary executive theory" has its limits
Yalidy Matos's new book connects American racial politics and immigration policy.
The TMC 2022 roundups: The international beat
And Amazon is no longer one of America’s most beloved institutions, our research finds.
The 2022 roundups: Congress’s year in review.
The TMC 2022 roundups: U.S. Supreme Court
Here’s one political scientist’s list of the best and the worst. Tell us yours!
Hakeem Jeffries will be the next House minority leader. That could affect national politics in these four ways.
Women will lead the House and Senate appropriations committees in a highly contentious time. Will they do their jobs any differently than men might?
They’re the ones who endorse military support for Ukraine, Taiwan and other places when there’s a threat to human rights or democracy.
If Trump picks her as his running mate, she’ll have a bigger platform. And Republican leaders can’t dent her approval.
Congressional leadership elections can have surprising results
An expert suggests they may be more bipartisan than you’d expect.
Even before the latest surge in tensions, the risk of conflict in the Taiwan Strait was on the rise
Officials from both parties are being threatened and even assaulted. That’s hurting democracy.
Our research finds that few Americans realize that logistical barriers — fewer ballot drop boxes, shorter poll hours and the like — actually do stop people from voting
Both Gen Z and millennials are just as motivated to vote as they were in 2018, the GenForward survey found.
If election deniers challenge losses, the new House majority will decide who gets seated. Here’s the history behind such challenges.
Indigenous and other marginalized Colombians are putting pressure on the new government to follow through on land redistribution promises
Universities have followed similar bans to the letter but tried other ways to admit racially diverse classes – with mixed results
Many of these voters think they are underrepresented, under-resourced and overlooked
The NSS conveys the president’s vision – and the country’s ‘grand strategy.’
Biden’s action could help some Democratic candidates for the House. But the real action on cannabis policy now rests with the states.
Will the Corporate Transparency Act cut down on illicit financial dealings? That’s the plan.
We examined whether candidates’ beliefs — for and against the "big lie” — matched up with those of their state’s voters. Nope.
The decision against the Obama-era policy seems to invite other challenges to immigrant rights
If the House agrees to seat the delegate, it would fulfill a nearly 200-year-old treaty obligation with the Cherokee Nation.
Will the government’s cash handouts and changes to the rules boost his reelection chances?
When ‘primaried’ by progressives, Democratic incumbents shift further left, research finds
It’s not only because the justices are making unpopular decisions. Here’s what to know as the new term opens.
The White House is looking for solutions with this week’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health
Many who voted ‘No’ still want a new constitution — just not this one
Allegations of political biases in law enforcement can hurt democracy
Many federal appeals courts have been live-streaming audio, at a minimum, during the pandemic. They may or may not continue.
Rep.-elect Peltola joins the U.S. House of Representatives this week and is on the ballot again in November
Here’s what’s different from the past 40 years — and what’s the same
When Marjorie Taylor Greene claims the label, it makes the anti-democratic ideology more publicly acceptable.
Republican candidates have dramatically increased how much they share from unreliable sources in just two years
That’s still a bad idea. Research suggests that merit-based systems are better for the economy and for democracy.
Let’s look at the many, many holes in Donald Trump’s theory of executive power.
But do industrial incentives work?
These factors made the difference
From the ‘Byrd bath’ to the ‘vote-a-rama,’ here’s what’s happening with the Inflation Reduction Act
A high-level visit might boost confidence in U.S. security commitments
Although Congress seems unable to act, enough states, cities and counties are mobilizing to make a dent in U.S. carbon emissions
These three deeper issues make it very hard to act on climate, specifically.
Here’s the story the group was peddling when it marched on Boston’s Freedom Trail — and in hundreds of other appearances so far this year
The U.S. military has a strong tradition of staying out of politics. And that’s a good thing.
Young people are the most critical of older politicians, our research finds
Washington’s lack of representation reveals several cracks in American democracy
Liberal groups don’t like Mitt Romney’s proposal to limit who gets tax credits designed to help lift children from poverty
Our research suggests that co-sponsoring the Green New Deal helped in the 2020 elections. Could it boost incumbents’ votes in the 2022 midterms as well?
Here’s why controlling the presidency and both houses of Congress means losing control in the next election
After West Virginia v. EPA, legislators can draw on this research as they craft responses
But they can come to opposite conclusions about whether mothers want more gun regulation or more guns
Gustavo Petro will have to make alliances and deals with moderate parties, which may disappoint his supporters
Public education once trained young citizens to be part of democracy. Here’s what’s needed now.
A new Texas law seeks to make it harder to “deplatform” users
More Americans are trying ‘strategic crossover voting’ in this year’s primaries. Here’s when it works.
The ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’ was supposed to solve Brexit’s border issue
Three factors made this incremental breakthrough possible
The committee wants to get Americans off the sidelines and into the fight to hold Trump accountable for the unprecedented attack on the Capitol
As incumbents face more primary challenges from the extremes, expect a more gridlocked Congress, my research suggests
Our research found a sharp shift in young people’s attitudes from 2012 onward
Here’s the latest on Biden’s executive actions — and Manchin’s signals about legislation
Here’s why even the deadliest school shooting in a decade probably won’t prompt much change
But expect state legislatures to file bills to ban ballot scanners in 2023 and beyond
Did one of those clerks leak the draft abortion opinion?