Some moderate Republicans are trying to force a House vote on DACA. Here’s what that means.

Demonstrators rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program outside the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 21. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) Frustrated by Speaker Paul… Read More

The Fed’s next big appointment will probably be another white man. Here’s why it struggles to diversify its leadership.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill on  July 11, 2017. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) The Federal… Read More

Three things we learned from the omnibus spending bill

Nearly six months behind schedule, Congress voted last night to pass a mammoth “omnibus” spending bill to keep the federal lights on for the rest… Read More

Three reasons you should expect congressional gridlock on gun control

Since the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have been crusading for tightening gun laws and expanding mental-health resources — and… Read More

Four takeaways from the short-lived shutdown

On Monday, Congress ended a short-lived government shutdown, voting to fund both a popular children’s health-care program and government operations for another few weeks. Read More

This is what Orrin G. Hatch’s retirement means for the Senate

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator, has announced at age 83 that he will not seek an eighth term. Read More

5 lessons from a Republican year of governing dangerously

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Dec. 6, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The Republican Congress ended… Read More

Three reasons Republican senators will end up without real tax reform

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talks with reporters in the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 28. Republicans in the Senate hope to pass their tax… Read More

The Senate just made it a lot easier for Trump to appoint federal judges, over Democrats’ objections

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) walks through the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 9. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Over the objections of a Democratic… Read More

The 4 challenges Jerome Powell will face in leading the Fed

News outlets are reporting that President Trump will nominate Jerome Powell to chair the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. That’s a big deal. Every… Read More