An image of a mock gallows on the grounds of the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, is shown during a House committee hearing. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Trump’s fixation on Wisconsin, Ginni Thomas’ text regrets and more from the Jan. 6 panel

BY: - January 4, 2023

Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson was among the most helpful witnesses.


A new Congress? The same low expectations | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 15, 2022

Will divided government yield greater results? Voters aren’t sold, according to a new poll.

Nancy Pelosi, first woman to serve as speaker of the U.S. House, steps down from leadership

BY: and - November 17, 2022

Pelosi is 'a mentor to me and has guided our caucus with an unwavering commitment to the American people,' U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean said.


On Election Day, the future of our democracy is ballot | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - November 7, 2022

On Tuesday, American voters can point the world toward rejection of authoritarian rule.


Taiwan dominates the world’s supply of computer chips – no wonder the U.S. is worried | Opinion

BY: - August 8, 2022

One aspect of Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan that has been largely overlooked is her meeting with Mark Lui, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). Pelosi’s trip coincided with U.S. efforts to convince TSMC – the world’s largest chip manufacturer, on which the U.S. is heavily dependent – to establish a manufacturing base in the U.S. and to stop making advanced chips for Chinese companies.

Progressives renew call for U.S. Supreme Court expansion after abortion rights decision

BY: - July 19, 2022

A U.S. House bill would expand the court from nine to 13 seats; Speaker Nancy Pelosi has no plans to bring it to a vote.


How four songs about time explain our current politics and what’s at stake | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - October 5, 2021

Much of our politics and government is framed, even forced by time, whether it is a legal or self-imposed deadline.

Voting by proxy becomes business as usual in the U.S. House | Analysis

BY: - August 22, 2021

The system has helped members cast their votes if they have tested positive for the coronavirus or needed to quarantine because of potential exposure to the virus.

Dems document U.S. history of discrimination in shaping John Lewis voting rights bill

BY: - August 9, 2021

Democrats want to ensure that the bill can withstand a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court

Biden urges Congress to act on policing reform after meeting with George Floyd’s family

BY: - May 25, 2021

“Indeed, that change is coming true,” U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday.

Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split as U.S. Senate spars over state bailouts

BY: - April 30, 2020

The two United States senators are divided over a hotly contested issue on Capitol Hill: whether to provide more federal aid for ailing cities and states.


No, Donald Trump wasn’t convicted and removed from office. But here’s why impeachment worked | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 13, 2020

Impeachment was necessary in order to protect the Constitution and will eventually be seen as politicly astute.