Politics

In Congress, the center hasn’t held

Party-line voting is the norm. Conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans are all but extinct, and there aren’t many lawmakers left in the middle.

Congress can be lonely for a centrist

Party-line voting is the norm. Conservative Democrats and liberal Republicans are all but extinct, and there aren’t many lawmakers left in the middle.

Snowmobilers, rodeo clowns may get easier access to federal land

Snowmobilers, triathlon runners, rodeo clowns and other groups could have an easier time organizing activities on federal land under a bill up that the House passed yesterday.

History was on Moore’s side in Alabama Republican election

Alabama Republicans chose Roy Moore as their special-election nominee over Strange, who was swimming against some strong historical currents in his bid to win election in his own right.

Football fans part of final TV blitz in Alabama Senate race

Alabama voters watching their beloved Crimson Tide college football team take on Vanderbilt on television tomorrow also will see an ad aimed at helping Sen. Luther Strange, courtesy of Mitch McConnell’s deep-pocketed allies.

In Trump-versus-Palin special election, senators throw in a ship

A quiet, last-minute alteration to a bill on the Senate floor will let Sen. Luther Strange pitch himself to voters in next week’s special election as the guy who came through when Alabama jobs were on the line.

Rich, poor, young, old: Congressional districts at a glance

The Silicon Valley district that Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) represents in Congress is one of the nation’s most prosperous areas.

White House regulatory office fully staffed

The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs is now fully staffed with four political appointees to help Administrator Neomi Rao fulfill the president’s deregulatory agenda.

The psychology of grassroots advocacy and sustaining a movement

Historically low public trust and confidence in government could pose a significant threat to sustaining grassroots movements and civic participation in government relations.

Does fear influence or immobilize

Whether it’s deciding who to vote for, or how whether to give money or your time to a cause, many believe that instilling fear in your supporters wins their allegiance and action.