Much of the talk about the impeachment inquiry against President Trump has centered around whether there was a quid pro quo in his dealings with Ukraine. What's the meaning of this old Latin phrase and how important is it in the case against the president?
A nationwide effort to secure voting machines from hacking threats has been in the works for years. Is it enough or are elections systems at risk of being compromised.
Wildfires in California have created a situation that can feel apocalyptic, but the state has the power to limit the damage the blazes do if it commits to substantial changes.
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is running for Senate to reclaim a seat he gave up to join the Trump administration. Will his high profile disagreement with the president keep him from getting back to Congress?
Democrats look to have won big victories in Kentucky and Virginia in off-year elections. Are these victories a sign of things to come President Trump's reelection or are they outliers?
The phrase "OK Boomer" has become a popular retort for members of younger generations critical of baby boomers. Is the resentment warranted or are boomers unfairly attacked?
Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary. How did he go from looking like the next progressive star to also-ran in less than a year
A push to end the practice of changing clocks twice a year is gaining steam in parts of the U.S. Should daylight saving time be abolished nationwide?
Freshman congresswoman Katie Hill announced her resignation after admitting to a relationship with a campaign staffer. But leaked photos and Hill's bisexuality make this case much more complex than the average sex scandal.
Will the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have a major impact on the war on terror? Can the world's most feared terrorist endure without their figurehead or has it been crippled?
Democrats have limited their impeachment inquiry into the president to just allegations involving Ukraine. Is this narrow scope a mistake or will a focused investigation yield the best results?
Should billionaires, who own more wealth than half the world’s population, exist? Some progressive politicians have proposed plans that could make billionaires a thing of the past.
Hillary Clinton's suggestion that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was Russia's favorite candidate in the presidential primary sparked a harsh rebuke. Whose interests are served most by the public dispute between the two Democrats?
To critics, Medicare for All is the embodiment of overreach and big-government spending. But the idea also faces criticism from Democrats, despite broad agreement within the party that significant change is needed in the health care system.
California's largest utility, PG&E, shut down power to 2 million customers to avoid sparking a wildfire during heavy winds. Will these blackouts be part of life for residents going forward or are there ways to avoid them?
A tweet from an NBA executive set off a backlash from China that has caused players and league officials to backtrack. Should the NBA push back or play ball with Chinese demands?
The White House announced it won't cooperate with the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Will this strategy benefit the president or could it backfire?
President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of parts of Syria has led to concerns that it may lead to Kurdish fighters in the area being slaughtered and a revival of ISIS. Are these worries founded?
Safe injection sites, places where users can consume drugs like heroin under supervision, could be heading to the U.S. soon. Are these sites a solution to overdose deaths or a magnet for crime?
The new superhero film "Joker" tells the origin story of one of the most iconic villains in comics. But could its disaffected main character inspire troubled young men to pursue violence in real life?
“It’s impossible to patch the gaping security holes in U.S. election security by Election Day.”
“No hacker in Moscow can reach across the World Wide Web and alter what your ballot says.”
“Hackers rely on automated processes that make it easy to hack the machines used for tallying votes.”
“There is a solution to this problem, and it’s maddeningly simple...go back to the paper ballot.”
“Most elections truly are local and it would be nearly impossible for a foreign adversary to touch them all with a single effort.”