One of the biggest challenges to our democracy occurs when states draw congressional district lines with the principal goal of helping one political party and hurting the other.
The party's division in the Senate over the confirmation of Gina Haspel is set by the election calendar, home-state geography and personal views—and it may define Democrats for years to come.
If allowed to take effect July 1 as planned, the law would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, around the sixth week of pregnancy.
Gun control advocates hail the move as a trailblazing use of information, but Second Amendment advocates suspect it's little more than a way to get around federal restrictions on release of firearms data.
The latest numbers tell us a lot about the limits of denouncing Donald Trump without offering much more than a return to the old status quo.
Legislation that Democrats have created might pass the Senate, but it has little chance of clearing the House.
The Senate takes the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators, a Democrat.
Politics has always made for strange bedfellows, but the state's top-two "jungle primary" creates new incentives for odd alliances.
Gina Haspel—facing a firestorm over her role in torture—later was reassured by White House aides, two administration officials say. Her confirmation hearing opens Wednesday.
Kim Reynolds signs a law banning most abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, or at around six weeks of pregnancy—setting the state up for a lengthy court fight.