The rise of Donald Trump has left the speaker of the House, and the Republican Party, in an almost impossible situation.
Republicans and Democrats face a set of obstacles next year, no matter who holds the most seats.
The integrity of the country’s political system is on the line.
The congressional resolution condemning the longtime public servant breaks with both precedent and decency.
Congress has a chance to overhaul the provision of care, making treatment more available to those who desperately need it.
It can’t pass a budget, can’t confirm appointments, and now it can’t even scrounge up funding to address public-health crises.
Regardless of which scenario prevails, there’s likely to be conflict in Cleveland.
Donald Trump has a very real shot at becoming president, but even if he doesn’t succeed, the angry populism powering his campaign isn’t going away.
Hillary Clinton’s realistic attitude is the only thing that can effect change in today’s political climate.
However the Republican presidential primary turns out, the conditions that fostered the mogul’s rise have left their mark on the party—and America.
As Clinton consolidates her support, the GOP struggles to coalesce around a candidate.
Leaders who try to operate within realistic constraints face certain revolt from insurgents demanding ideological purity.
The former head of the Pew Research Center changed the face of polling in America.
Historical precedents augur against Donald Trump—but perhaps the old rules no longer apply.
The party grips with an intensifying crisis as the presidential race and mess in Congress intersect.
The paper of record’s inaccurate reporting on a nonexistent criminal investigation was a failure that should entail more serious consequences.
Blocking the agreement poses risks, but legislators can use their role to extract commitments that address key concerns.
Republicans and Democrats in the House find improbable common ground on the 21st Century Cures Act.
One reason for the continued resistance to the Affordable Care Act is a badly distorted narrative of how it became law.
Though the former U.S. House Speaker was known for his amiability, his political career was decidedly checkered.