Congress and the president are prepared to do whatever it takes to shape the judiciary for decades to come.
Republican leaders have proven unable to enact any spending bills, despite controlling both houses of Congress.
There’s a case to be made that the United States is governed by the least scrupulous of its citizens.
GOP budget proposals take aim at one of America’s most significant bipartisan achievements.
The Republican Party laid the groundwork for dysfunction long before Donald Trump was elected president.
The Republican majorities in Congress gambled they could ignore Trump's misdeeds, and still get him to sign their bills—but it’s not working out as they expected.
But only if officials at all levels of government are willing to invest in it up front.
The development of the Republican health-care bill offers a troubling picture of our legislative system.
Normally, a bill this unpopular wouldn’t stand a chance. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health-care bill seems designed to let reluctant senators amend it, and claim victory.
A project begun after 9/11 assumes new urgency after the 2016 election—creating a more sensible plan for what happens when a chief executive steps aside.
The gutting of the Office of Congressional Ethics is chilling evidence that we are headed for a new age of official embrace, or at least acceptance of unethical and illegal behavior.
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.