Members of the House are trying to pass a bill that would suspend legislators' salaries if they can't pass a budget. They haven't had much success.
The First Lady is speaking out against injustice in increasingly bold terms, as her time in the White House draws to a close.
Some congressional Republicans want to put an end to all lame-duck legislation—lest members yield to the urge “to feast upon the hard-earned tax dollars of the living.”
Senator Mike Enzi wants to quash the madness and fix the system. But if he succeeds, what will lawmakers use as a scapegoat for their infighting?
Despite some world-class spin from the White House, Merrick Garland’s confirmation isn’t going anywhere.
Pro forma sessions keep the president from slipping in a surprise appointment while the senators are out of town.
He’s called the billionaire a "megalomaniac strongman" and vows not to support him—even if he's the GOP nominee.
He’s an obnoxious millionaire New Yorker, a populist with a sketchy business, and party leaders hate him. Also: Alan Grayson is a Democrat.
The more the billionaire spotlights the ways in which the system is stacked against regular folks, the more they love him for his straight talk—and the more they loathe the elites who are trying to stop him.
The majority leader’s decision to block President Obama’s Supreme Court nominations before they even begin may be obstructionist—but it also shows serious political savvy.
The problem isn’t attacks on superficial traits—it’s that men are not subjected to the same criticisms as women.
With all his friends out on the campaign trail, the Utah senator is devoting himself to restoring Congress as the “first branch” of government.
At a policy summit in Washington, Paul Ryan tried to smooth out wrinkles in the Republican Party, and steer House members toward leadership.
The former vice president’s daughter is taking a second shot at Wyoming politics after a disastrous Senate run left her branded a carpetbagger. Why her campaign for the House might have better luck.
This election season has been notably free of the vitriolic attacks on candidates’ spouses that have marred recent races.
The politics of an election year present new challenges—even for legislation that might otherwise sail through.
Her campaign-trail dig at Bernie Sanders drew fire from Americans unwilling to surrender their memories of the First Daughter.
The House speaker has put the issue atop his agenda, but he’ll first have to overcome apathy within his party.
Conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives are gearing up for a new year of making noise—but it’s not clear they’ll get anywhere.
Technology has made cheating on your spouse, or catching a cheater, easier than ever. How digital tools are aiding the unfaithful and the untrusting—and may be mending some broken marriages.