U.S. Congress

Members of the 115th U.S. Congress take the oath of office in Washington on Jan. 3, 2017. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Congress Has Willfully Abdicated Its Responsibility Over War

It’s time for legislators to share in the authority they claim to want.

Demonstrators burn a photo of U.S. President Donald Trump in Tehran on December 11, 2017. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

How Congress Can Help Trump Outmaneuver Iran

The United States needs a policy that unifies its allies in curbing Tehran.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) waits off stage before announcing he will not support President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal on Aug. 18, 2015 in South Orange, New Jersey. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Top Democrat’s Return Sows Uncertainty for Iran Deal

Iran hawk Bob Menendez’s reinstatement as top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee could alter politics around the nuclear deal.

Sen. Bob Corker (left) and Sen. Ben Cardin prepare to listen to testimony at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the U.S.-Russia relationship, on Feb. 9, 2017. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling

The GOP's absence from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's report on Russian interference is sad and abnormal.

Omar Ashmawy, staff director at the Office of Congressional Ethics. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call)

Head of Congressional Ethics Office Sued for Abusing Position, Accused of Assaulting Women

A key official involved in House investigations faces a federal lawsuit alleging misconduct.

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Oct. 7. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

How Far Must Trump ‘Unravel’ Before the 25th Amendment Kicks In?

The constitutional amendment on presidential disabilities could pose a real threat to Trump. But that shouldn't give his opponents solace.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JULY 08: The Ku Klux Klan protests on July 8, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The KKK is protesting the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal

The answer to the violence in Charlottesville isn't to outlaw white supremacy.

People walk past the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2017.
The US Senate reconvenes after failing to pass Republican health care reforms sought by US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Congress Revive the Authority to Impeach Executive Officers Below the President?

The legislature has its own constitutional power to bring executive officials into line.

Marines of the Honduras Navy patrol the Fonseca Gulf on March 26, 2013. Maritime borderlines between Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador are often violated by fishermen causing  tensions among the countries.  AFP   PHOTO/Orlando SIERRA.        (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Call for U.S. Accountability in 2012 Honduran Killings

A report detailed how DEA misled Congress on the attack that left four civilians dead. Senators are furious no DEA officials were punished.

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Surprise House Vote Rolls Back Authority for the ‘War on Terror’

After 16 years, the legal basis for post-9/11 military action may finally be put to rest.

A landing ship is surrounded by the amphibious assault vehicles during the "Han Kuang" (Han Glory) life-fire drill, some 7 kms (4 miles) from the city of Magong on the outlying Penghu islands on May 25, 2017.
Taiwan forces conducted live-fire war games in its biggest annual military exercise on May 25, presided by President Tsai Ing-wen, as the island faces growing threat from its cross-strait rival China. / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEH        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Urge Trump to Approve Taiwan Arms Sales

Lawmakers issue bipartisan appeal amid concern the White House is abandoning Taiwan to please China.

Smoke billows following an air-strike by the Saudi-led coalition on an army arms depot, now under Shiite Huthi rebel control on May 22, 2015 east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa. The Saudi-led coalition has waged an air campaign against the Huthis since March 26 in an effort to restore the authority of Hadi, who has fled to Riyadh with members of his government.  AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Arms Sale Hits Possible Senate Roadblock

Some lawmakers are fed up with Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen and oppose plans to sell Riyadh more U.S.-made munitions.

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