Top aides to the relentless former majority leader helped win crucial Senate seats and are now scattered through the Democratic apparatus.
Author: Carl Hulse
Months Before a Potential Crisis, Both Parties Kick Off a Fiscal Blame Game
As the Treasury Department begins taking steps to avoid hitting the debt limit, Republicans and Democrats are positioning themselves politically for a drawn-out fight.
Republicans Prepare New Rules, but Fixing Congress Isn’t So Easy
History suggests that the procedural plans of the new House Republican majority are likely to lead to more gridlock and legislative instability, not less.
100 Years Later, a Modern Speaker Showdown Feels Eerily Similar
The parallels between a drawn-out clash for speaker in 1923 and one in 2023 suggest that not much has changed in Congress over a century.
The Pelosi Era Comes to a Close
The first woman to become speaker leaves a legacy that will be difficult for her successors to equal.
Democrats Outpace Trump in Seating Federal Judges, With 97 Confirmed
The Senate’s top two Democrats say they will continue their push to fill vacancies in 2023, but activists warn that under current rules, it will be hard to keep up the pace.
Gary Peters on How Democrats Held and Expanded Their Senate Majority
The Michigan Democrat who led the party’s campaign effort credits candidate quality, abortion rights and the battleground map.
In Congress, Party Switching Cuts Both Ways
If history is any guide, Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, the latest lawmaker to change her stripes, faces an uncertain future.
Supreme Court Faces Increasing Scrutiny From Congress After Leaks
The House Judiciary Committee is set to hear from a whistle-blower who says he was tipped off about a religious freedom ruling.
Schumer Celebrates Senate Democrats’ Larger Majority
Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, attributed Democrats’ wins in the chamber to a recognition by voters that Republican candidates were too extreme.