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CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

After the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas last year, lawmakers discussed imposing restrictions on "bump stocks." The Las Vegas shooter used that type of gun modification, which makes a semiautomatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, and killed 58 people.<p>After a …

Guns

One of the worst US presidents in history wasn't just incompetent — it was his beliefs that led to failure

<b>• US President James Buchanan is considered one of the worst presidents in American history.</b><p><b>• His failure can't simply be attributed to incompetence.</b><p><b>• The Pennsylvania native was overly sympathetic to Southern interests.</b><p>History hasn't looked too fondly upon former US President James Buchanan.<p>Just …

We Measured Trump’s First Year According To His Own Goals. Here’s What We Found.

Well, it’s been a year — how is President Trump doing? Last spring, we picked seven measures that would allow us to gauge Trump’s success or failure …

We’ve Never Seen Congressional Resignations Like This Before

On Jan. 15, Pat Tiberi became the 12th member of the 115th Congress to resign from office. If that feels like a lot, that’s because it is; it’s the …

TIME Politics

President Donald Trump tweeted this week that he has confidence in White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. But if Trump's past comments are any guide, …

Donald Trump

5 ways the 2018 midterms could change American politics

What’s really at stake in this year’s elections.<p>The results of this year’s midterm elections will be enormously important — not just in shaping the future of Donald Trump’s presidency, but in shaping the American political landscape for a great many years to come.<p>A sprawling series of contests for …

Government

138 things Trump did this year while you weren't looking

Behind the crazy headlines, more conservative priorities got pushed through than most people realize. An exhaustive list of what really happened to the government in 2017.<p>In Donald Trump’s first act as president, he signed a high-profile executive order intended to dismantle Obamacare, instructing …

Obama Administration

Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?

He disdains the rule of law. He’s trampling norms of presidential behavior. And he’s bringing vital institutions down with him.<p>Donald Trump is testing the institution of the presidency unlike any of his 43 predecessors. We have never had a president so ill-informed about the nature of his office, …

This President Bucked Norms And Fought His Own Party. He Wasn’t Named Trump.

President Trump and his backers have recently drawn a lot of attention — and outrage — by threatening something akin to a party purge: Republicans …

No One Has Been Expelled From The Senate Since The Civil War

The news did not improve this week for Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for a U.S. Senate seat who is facing sexual assault allegations. While new accusers came forward, several of Moore's previous, prominent supporters took a step back.<p>Nonetheless, Moore's prospects of a Senate career …

TIME Politics

Joe Biden is having the best week of any of his two — or maybe three — runs for President of the United States.<p>Biden, the former vice president under …

Joe Biden

Ten Facts About the Early American Economy

1. In 1774, colonial Americans had the highest standard of living on earth<p>AVG. ANNUAL INCOME <br>£13.85<p>According to historian Alice Hansen Jones, …

The Civil War Never Stopped Being Fought in America’s Classrooms. Here’s Why That Matters

Recent controversial comments on the Civil War from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reignited the debate over the proper interpretation of this …

Black History

The Daily 202 from PowerPost

Here’s what happened in Virginia’s 2017 election<p>with Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve<p><b>THE BIG IDEA: Tuesday was the best day for Democrats politically since Barack Obama won reelection in 2012.</b> Remember, conservatives scored significant victories in the November 2014, 2015 and 2016 elections. …

2020 hopefuls dodge Iowa and New Hampshire

There's a new set of must-stop destinations for potential presidential contenders.<p>In the early run-up to 2020, would-be candidates are skipping Iowa and New Hampshire for a new set of must-stop destinations: big battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Michigan.<p>Wary of planting a Trump-sized …

Trump nominees show up for work without waiting for Senate approval

Some lawyers and experts warn the administration may be bumping up against a 1998 law designed to prevent the president from doing an end-run around Congress.<p>The Trump administration is pushing the limits of an obscure federal law that restricts nominees from serving in federal positions before …

The Danger of President Pence

Trump’s critics yearn for his exit. But Mike Pence, the corporate right’s inside man, poses his own risks.<p>On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been …

Donald Trump

How to watch the Austrian election like a pro

Austrians cast their votes Sunday in a snap election called after the coalition government collapsed and the two longtime partner parties turned on …

7 Moments That Shaped the President’s Role as Comforter-in-Chief

Nowhere are a president’s persuasive abilities more necessary, and the people more receptive to them, than in the aftermath of a tragedy. But why do …

Bill Clinton

Spain stares into Catalan ‘abyss’

MADRID — The Catalan parliament on Tuesday in one way or another will move the northeastern region a step closer toward independence from Spain. And …

Europe

7 brutally hilarious cartoons about President Trump's stumble in Puerto Rico

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Here's how the Supreme Court could decide whether your vote will count

The Supreme Court heard a case on Oct. 3 about whether Wisconsin Republicans gave themselves a guaranteed GOP majority when they redrew the state’s legislative districts in 2011.<p>A new way to test for partisan gerrymandering is a key part of the plaintiffs’ argument — the <b>efficiency gap</b>. Here’s how …

Supreme Court takes up Wisconsin as test in partisan gerrymandering claims

Opponents of political gerrymandering had reason for optimism at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the likely swing vote, appearing more in sync with liberal colleagues who seemed convinced that a legislative map can be so infected with political bias that it violates …

David Davis sparks Cabinet turmoil over his plans to quit and pass Brexit responsibilities on to Boris Johnson once UK leaves the EU

The annual party gathering in Manchester has been dominated by Brexit wars after the Foreign Secretary urged the Prime Minister to keep any …

Read the Resignation Letter Tom Price Sent to President Trump

Tom Price sent a letter on Friday to President Trump resigning as health secretary. Mr. Price had been under pressure after racking up at least $400,000 in travel bills, footed by the taxpayers, for chartered flights.

Former soldier Henry Bolton elected as new leader of Ukip

Party narrowly avoids shift towards far right in seven-way race, with result announced on first day of party conference<p>• Who is Henry Bolton? Ex-soldier seen as competent technocrat<p>Ukip has narrowly avoided a shift towards the far right after its members elected the relatively unknown former …

How Alternative für Deutschland is trying to resurrect German nationalism

The far-right party is focused on culture, rather than the economically left behind.<p>Once a year in September, the towering, 19th century Kyffhäuser …

Boris Johnson hosts hard Brexit lobby group

Will Jeremy Corbyn become prime minister?

Great Britain

In pictures: Labour conference 2017

Elections