Earlier today, House Oversight Committee Chairman and Benghazi enthusiast Jason Chaffetz announced that he would not seek reelection to public office in 2018. While this is surely a blow to fans of incompetent investigations and ineffectual letter writing, the Chaffetz-heads out there need not worry quite yet. Because…
If you want to understand intra-GOP warfare, the decision-making process of our president, the implosion of the Republican healthcare plan, and the rest of the politics of the Trump era, you don’t need to know about Russian espionage tactics, the state of the white working class, or even the beliefs of the…
There seems to be an ongoing competition among White House staff over who can deliver and repeat the biggest policy whoppers with few, if any, consequences.
At first glance, Ryan Zinke, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be his Secretary of the Interior, seems to fit the emerging Trump mold perfectly: he’s a white guy and a former Navy SEAL. But upon closer inspection, Zinke’s political career is a bit more checkered. In fact, the Montana congressman has been…
Adam Crapser, a South Korean man adopted by Americans at age 3, looks straight into the camera. He isn’t smiling, and his voice shakes as he speaks.
Hillary Clinton looks well on her way to winning a landslide victory next month over Donald Trump, and current polls show a strong chance that Democrats will also regain control of the Senate. But it's unlikely that they’ll win control of the House of Representatives for one simple reason: gerrymandering.
Democrats staged an hours-long sit-in on the House floor Wednesday in an attempt to force a vote on two proposed gun control bills. The first bill would expand background checks to gun show and sales online. The second, dubbed the "no fly, no buy" bill, would give the federal government the authority to ban gun sales…
A new speaker is in the House. But if you thought Paul Ryan would be more likely to pass some kind of immigration reform than his predecessor John Boehner, well, it looks like you'll be disappointed.
There’s an election in November, but most Americans may not know what’s at stake when it comes to the results.
After eight days back in D.C., Congress has decided it has had enough.
With President Obama announcing he will wait until after the midterm elections to act on immigration, Latinos have had to re-learn one of the oldest lessons in politics: politicians rarely break promises to constituencies that consistently vote.
Have you ever gotten into a political argument with your toilet paper? Or questioned the party affiliation of your organic yogurt? The bad news is you might be criminally deranged. The good news is, there's a new app that can help you.
A Phoenix-area congressional race hasn't earned much attention nationally. But the contest for Arizona's 7th Congressional District has become one of the most hotly contested and acrimonious campaigns of this midterm election season.
Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, this week urged President Obama to use his executive power to enact the "broadest possible" deportation relief for undocumented immigrants.
Two Dreamers confronted Rep. Steve King (R) about his hard-line stance on immigration policy at a political fundraiser in Iowa on Monday, according to a video an immigrant-rights group posted to YouTube.
House Speaker John Boehner is less than optimistic that Congress will approve emergency funds to address the child migrant crisis before lawmakers break for recess next month.
President Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to stem the wave of Central American children and adults at the United States’ southern border.
Getting big money out of politics may be a noble cause. But until now, no one has been able to do it.