The memory of the speakership fights leading up to the Civil War remind us that the consequences of dysfunction in the national government affect us all.
A legalization path for farmworkers failed to pass this month and faces an even steeper climb in a Republican-controlled House in the next Congress.
Leaders are racing to complete passage before a midnight Friday deadline or face the prospect of a partial government shutdown going into the Christmas holiday.
Democrats celebrated winning what was billed as North Carolina's lone toss-up race for the U.S. House this month, as state Sen. Wiley Nickel’s narrow victory over Republican Bo Hines in the 13th Congressional District helped weaken any national GOP midterm wave. But there’s a good chance Nickel's Raleigh-area district and others will be dramatically altered for the 2024 elections, returning the advantage to Republicans.
Government funding runs out on Dec. 16. The White House wants Congress to add more money for Ukraine and COVID in its next funding packaging.
President Biden's job just got tougher. The midterm election results mean Republicans likely will control the House. But there are some political silver linings in divided government.
The single-term Democrat allegedly participated in multiple fraud schemes, including one involving his 2018 run for Congress.
Some legal experts and environmentalists think such a declaration wouldn't have been that useful and would have exposed the president's climate agenda to further judicial and legislative scrutiny.
The first major gun legislation in nearly three decades would incentivize states to pass red flag laws and expand background checks for 18- to 21-year-olds, among other measures.