United States Congress

Mitch McConnell

Impeachment comes to the Senate — 5 questions answered

Trump impeachment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump, what will he do to influence the process — and outcome — of a trial?

Photo of US President Donald Trump.

Could President Trump be impeached and convicted — but also reelected?

President Barack Obama signs two Presidential Memoranda associated with his Executive Actions on immigration aboard Air Force One on November 21, 2014.

Executive actions can be contentious all over the world

Global Politics
The World

Politics, policy and The Tea Party: the top 5 things to look for in the new congress

Global Politics

Congress, The President and War: A History

Does the War Powers Resolution Apply to a US Attack on Syria?

Conflict & Justice

What exactly is the War Powers Resolution? It was passed in 1973 and was designed to involve Congress in any decision to send American troops into hostilities. But the language of the Act leaves its requirements open to interpretation.

Senate moves to allow votes on bills to reform immigration, increase gun background checks

Global Politics

Republicans in the U.S. Senate this week have indicated they’ll allow votes on two bills — one that would reform the country’s immigration system and another that would provide for background checks in all commercial gun sales. Whether they’ll pass, though, remains to be seen.

12 years after Bush v. Gore, election controversies still exist in absence of reform

Global Politics

The 2000 election exposed the fragile state of the American voting system, but it’s unclear how much has changed since the Bush v. Gore controversy 12 years ago. Law professor Rick Hasen says that without federal reform, Election Day meltdowns will continue to occur.

Congress, Attorney General in stare-down over contempt, executive privilege

Global Politics

The Fast and Furious operation, led by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Arizona, has been a political controversy for months. But things got much more heated Wednesday when President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege for not handing the documents over, while Congress moved to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.

Tired of political calls? Place a robocall right back

Global Politics

As Florida voters head to the polls today, they’re probably thankful that, if nothing else, the political calls they’ve been getting will likely come to an end. But if you’re not so fortunate, you can register your displeasure with a robocall of your own.