Senator Mike Lee fears enrolling women in the Selective Service is a dangerous precedent that may lead to mandatory service for things like national security and the public good.
Michelle Obama created a health movement over the last eight years. What happens to her initiatives when a new occupant moves into the East Wing?
The cadre of conservative budget hawks on the Hill feels damned if it does play spoiler in budget negotiations, and damned if it doesn’t.
The Senate majority leader is reaping the benefits of the House Freedom Caucus in a stalled Congress.
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.