Such is the geriatric nature of American politics that the two most recent newcomers to the national political landscape, both in their early 50s, are widely dismissed as youthful interlopers. But Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and newly-minted presidential contender Dean Phillips may play an outsized role in the 2024 election season. So keep an eye on these kids.
Nearly a month after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) successfully kicked off a motion to vacate, removing Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the job, the position has finally been filled by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA).
McCarthy's tumultuous relationship with House Republicans' right flank came to a head this week.
Lawmakers have only days to pass legislation preventing a shutdown of the federal government. In this blog, we’re tracking major updates, examples of media bias, and more.
President Biden announced his federal government budget proposal for the 2024 fiscal year this week. Let’s break down some claims made in Biden’s plan and by critics of the plan.
While working in Congress from 2011 through February 2015 for a member who was part of the founding of the House Freedom Caucus, I saw firsthand the need for leadership beyond over-stated positions and the stalemates they create.
The U.S. officially hit its $31.4 trillion debt limit on Thursday after weeks of stagnant negotiations.
As long as members of his caucus disregard pragmatism, McCarthy's path forward will be precarious.
The new Congress convened Tuesday and immediately found itself embroiled in a deadlocked vote for the new House Speaker, with no clear end in sight.
The progress Biden makes on key issues may determine whether he'll get four more years in office.
Democrats beat expectations in the 2022 midterm elections, but Republicans still took back the House of Representatives.
Republicans are expected to win a majority in the House of Representatives, but the Senate race is less clear.
Many observers of politics lament the growing levels of political polarization in the United States. Although there is a case to be made that America’s most divided days came during the Civil War, polarization has no doubt reached striking levels in the present moment.
Many climate activists today believe that if Congress doesn’t act on climate change right now, we have no chance of survival. But the truth is, we have a number of reasons to be hopeful.
Even on this Balkanized political landscape, there is occasional evidence of bipartisan cooperation.
From the Center This view is from an author rated as Center. Joe Biden spent most of his presidential campaign preaching the virtues of bipartisanship. In the face of immense skepticism from most of the inner concentric circles of national politics, he has kept up that mantra through his...
From the Center This view is from an author rated as Center. A Senate that’s split evenly between 50 members of each party can be a recipe for either compromise or chaos. It’s inevitable that a moderate Senator who doesn’t always vote with his colleagues is going to attract an immense...
I’ll admit that I have little use for Marjorie Taylor Greene. Similarly, I’ve never thought that highly of Maxine Waters either. Both represent an ideologically extreme and unnecessarily combative approach to representative governance that I find counterproductive. As a result of their...