Democrats’ massive 2020 field leaves candidates like California’s Kamala Harris struggling to gain traction. Upcoming debates could shake things up.
For one day, the Santa Anita racetrack went from Seabiscuit to dog biscuits, as 100 corgis scooted 125 feet during the second annual Corgi Nationals.
Our correspondent shares what it was like to cover Congress during a time of hyperpartisanship – and reveals a few tricks to buttonholing lawmakers.
Americans are at long last getting a chance to see for themselves what the Mueller report has found about the 2016 elections.
If the executive branch resists, enforcing subpoenas becomes a matter for the courts – where it can drag on for years.
President Donald Trump wants to make the Republicans “the party of health care.” But GOP lawmakers are not eager to draft a plan to replace Obamacare.
Details of the Mueller report have stirred America's divisions. But some are also calling for steps to safeguard elections from Russian interference.
In a rare 59-to-41 vote against President Donald Trump, a dozen Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to deny the president emergency powers to fund his wall.
There has been lots of talk about impeachment since Democrats retook the House. But that comes with considerable political risks. The investigation launched Monday by the House Judiciary Committee may have a different goal in mind.
For the first time in more than 20 years, major gun control legislation passed the House. It's because Democrats are in control – but also because of a shift within the party.
The president’s domestic travails may be peaking at the same moment as one of his critical foreign ventures. Beyond the outcome of the hearing or the summit, what will this test of multifront governing reveal?
Why are so many Republican senators dithering over support for President Trump’s emergency declaration? It’s a case of competing conservative priorities (border security versus upholding the Constitution) and the 2020 elections.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weathered a storm of criticism before the midterms, including from Democrats. Now her experience has paid off in facing down the president, polishing her image nationally and at home.
By moving up its primary date, the Golden State could help shape the Democratic nomination process – and possibly elevate its own Sen. Kamala Harris. Or it could find itself marginalized once again.
Democrats say they are taking a stand on principle, though they themselves forced a shutdown a year ago. Whether either party tries a shutdown again will likely depend on the political fallout from this one.
Just a year ago, Sen. Susan Collins was able to break a shutdown logjam by gathering senators in her corner office to hash out a bipartisan solution. Here's why that bridge-building technique is not working now.
Lack of trust can hinder any negotiation, but it’s especially harmful in politics, where compromise is increasingly portrayed by activists on both sides as capitulation.
Returning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a polarizing political figure. But one part of her legacy has echoed beyond policy and partisanship: her role as a trailblazer for women.
You might have expected a rare one-party-controlled Congress to have accomplished a lot. But what it did get done – including some bipartisan work – came despite deep political disruption.
The incoming head of the Congressional Black Caucus talks with the Monitor about investigating the president, protecting voting rights, and whether African-American women are being taken for granted by the Democratic Party.
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