Is Nancy Pelosi's leadership the key to Democrats regaining the House, or the thing that will hold them back?
The Senate’s confirmation of Oklahoma Representative Jim Bridenstine to serve as NASA administrator creates another open seat for Republicans to defend in November. Here's a running list of all the lawmakers calling it quits.
President Trump’s pick to replace Rex Tillerson could become the first secretary of state to win confirmation over the objections of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The House speaker rose through Congress with a goal of remaking—and slimming down—the American social safety net. All he got was tax cuts.
The state will be the first to implement ranked-choice voting in its June primaries, but not all the candidates will commit to accepting the results.
The diversity of the country's urban centers is not reflected in City Hall: In the 15 biggest U.S. cities, all but three mayors are white men, and none are women.
With legislative action in doubt, the administration is trying to cut down on projects’ bureaucratic delays—the likes of which the president decried as “a massive self-inflicted wound” on the country.
The president ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and replaced him with Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who declared Trump to be in “excellent” health in January.
The Republican Congress didn’t just ignore Trump’s proposals: The $1.3 trillion spending bill actually fulfilled—or even exceeded—many of the funding requests of his Democratic predecessor.
Lawmakers couldn’t reach an agreement to stabilize Obamacare or extend DACA in their omnibus spending bill, possibly dooming the issues until after the November elections.
The omnibus spending bill includes the Fix NICS Act, more money for school safety, and a clarification on federal research. But the changes fall short of what gun-control advocates have demanded.
The party nominated businessman J.B. Pritzker to go up against Governor Bruce Rauner, the Republican incumbent who barely avoided an embarrassing primary defeat on Tuesday night.
Conor Lamb won a red district in Pennsylvania after ditching his party’s leader. Will other Democratic candidates follow his lead this fall?
The two Democrats are clashing over legislation that could ease regulatory requirements on banks adopted after the 2008 recession.
Members of Congress have been bunking in their offices for years, but now the Congressional Black Caucus is questioning the practice as inappropriate freeloading and a misuse of federal resources.
Congress has the power to block the president’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. Why aren’t lawmakers using it?
In decades of advocacy for restrictions on access to firearms, there’s never been an organized effort to rewrite the Second Amendment. Don’t expect one to start now.
A post-massacre ritual takes on a new twist, but with the same end result.
Mitch McConnell promised an open, freewheeling process to finally resolve the fate of DACA and the Dreamers. But amid more partisan bickering, the attempt has stalled before it even began.
Lawmakers scoffed at the president’s calls to slash funding across the government a year ago. With a new spending deal now in place, they’re likely to do so again.
With a budget deal that will spike outlays by $300 billion over two years, lawmakers rediscover the key to consensus in Congress: Crack open the federal piggy bank.