The countervailing forces were evident on Tuesday during a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing titled “History and Enforcement of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill called loudly for more funding to study the effects of gun ownership on public health, a new study in a leading medical journal indicated that states with higher gun ownership rates see higher rates of deaths from mass shootings. The two developments, though unrelated, suggest
The anti-vaccination movement has succeeded in “literally bringing back plagues of the past,” lamented one witness, John G. Boyle of the Immune Deficiency Foundation.
Clinton is no longer conservatives’ greatest foe, that role having almost entirely been taken over by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive Democrat from New York who was invoked at the convention with insistent frequency.
The president spoke for a little more than two hours, sometimes extemporaneously. It was the longest speech he has given as president. “And I said, ‘Let’s go to Iraq.” The president also stocked fears of gun control, asserting that the Second Amendment was “under siege.” I promise.”
Arena Academy hopes to place 450 graduates on Democratic presidential campaigns, and another 550 on down-ballot races of consequence.
The tone of this year's CPAC conference, which gives an in-depth view of Republican thinking, was influenced by the Democrats' reclaiming the House of Representatives and by Democratic candidates for president launching their efforts to unseat President Trump.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California is attracting big crowds as she campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado was in Iowa as speculation mounts that he will join the increasingly crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders.
Former RNC chairman Michael Steele has a vantage point on national politics that few others have, one that allows him to survey the forces aligning for and against Trump.
At a House hearing, Democrats argued for more money to fix crumbling schools while Republicans said more charter schools are needed to give students choices.
On the day she announced her intention to run for the presidency, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., faced intense headwinds in the form of reports that she has been routinely demeaning to her employees.
If the rancor over the proposed legislation is any indication, it could be a long and not especially productive two years in Congress.
Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., would like to make the improbable jump from 227 West Jefferson Boulevard to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It may not be as crazy as it sounds.
With a decisive GOP majority in the Senate, the president has no need to try to placate Democrats or centrist Republicans.
The second oldest member of the Senate prides himself on his bipartisan achievements, but he has been one of President Trump’s most effective allies.
He arrived on a horse for his first day on the job and was welcomed at the Interior Department by an honor song. Zinke's departure is unlikely to be so ceremonial.
The First Step Act is expected to be passed by the Senate soon and then to be signed by President Trump, reversing more than two decades of tough-on-crime policies.
“Almost every question has a misunderstanding embedded in it,” tweeted Nicholas Thompson, editor of technology magazine Wired. “It’s making my head explode.”