Congress

Democrats’ Empire State Split

New York’s progressives launch a salvo against centrists over the future of the state party.

The Big Oversight Flaw for the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

An executive branch agency has sidestepped disclosure requirements on imports with suspected ties to forced labor.

Will a New Price Cap on Russian Oil Work?

Plus: The implications of Georgia’s Senate runoff on the 2024 presidential race.

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What Will the Next Congress Prioritize on China?

An interview with Rep. Chris Smith, plus a look at a bill condemning genocide in Ukraine.

Can McCarthy Control the Clown Caucus?

It’s just one of the challenges he’ll face if he becomes House speaker.

Why Congress Will Never Reform Social Security

And who will pay the price when the trust fund runs out.

On Protests in China, Is Less More?

Plus: Kevin McCarthy mulls the math for his speakership bid, and what comes next for the January 6 committee.

Explaining the Right’s Debate Over the Senate’s Gay Marriage Bill

Religious freedom advocates don’t all agree on the Respect for Marriage Act.

Democratic Divergence in the Old Obama Coalition

In this year’s midterms, Democrats held their own in North Carolina but got clobbered in Florida.

The End of the Pelosi Era

Plus: An interview with former House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Stirewaltisms: Lessons in Power at a Time of Transition

The similarities and differences between Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell.

Explaining New York’s Red Wave

Can Republicans build on the pickups they made in the Empire State?

Kevin McCarthy’s Journey Is Just Beginning

He remains House GOP leader, but that doesn’t guarantee him the speaker’s gavel.