Every 10 years, political lines are redrawn across the country based on Census Bureau data, typically by state lawmakers, leading to a host of legal battles over the new maps.
A majority of justices on the U.S. Supreme Court expressed skepticism Wednesday at arguments that state legislatures should be unbound by state constitutions in how they run elections.
The court’s newest justice and first Black woman participated in oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which bars racial discrimination in voting policies.
As he delivers his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Biden’s agenda has been imperiled by conflicts both domestic and foreign.
Democratic activists and grassroots supporters are deflated by the failure to pass voting legislation, even as crucial work is ongoing to prepare for and prevent a potential assault on democracy.
Tensions between Washington Democrats and Kyrsten Sinema came to a boil on Wednesday with the Arizona senator lashing out at Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the slow pace of voting in the chamber.
Three Senate Democrats on Tuesday put forward a plan to reform the Electoral Count Act, the opening bid in an effort gathering steam to prevent election subversion.
Sen. Bernie Sanders backed the Arizona Democratic Party's decision to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for her opposition to reforming filibuster rules to pass voting rights legislation.
By any objective measure, President Biden ended his first year in office at a low point. But there's no guarantee he'll be able to turn things around over the next 12 months.
Hip-hop, the most dominant music genre on the U.S. Billboard charts over the last four years, is now increasingly entering the political fray.
While defending the White House’s track record during his first year in office, President Biden lamented Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s lack of a policy plan and former President Donald Trump’s influence on the Republican Party.
In a speech that highlighted the importance of HBCUs amid ongoing attacks on voting rights, civil rights and democracy itself, the president on Friday delivered the keynote address at South Carolina State University’s fall commencement ceremony.
The Senate’s No. 2 Democrat conceded the obvious Thursday: The party’s main legislative agenda has ground to a halt, with no prospect of passing President Biden’s social spending bill or the bill on voting rights before the end of this year.
New York City will soon permit its 800,000 residents who aren't U.S. citizens to cast ballots in local elections. Should other cities follow suit?
With a younger generation increasingly focused on the problem of rising global temperatures, prominent environmental activist and author Bill McKibben is launching a new grassroots movement to mobilize older Americans to combat climate change and to work on related social justice issues.
Delaware Sen. Tom Carper, a longtime ally of President Biden, announced his support for eliminating the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation after Republicans again blocked it.
An agreement among Senate Democrats to bolster voting rights would enable the Justice Department to halt state legislatures from tampering with voting results after Election Day — and poses a key test for Sen. Joe Manchin’s reluctance to alter the filibuster.
In a fiery speech Tuesday in Philadelphia, President Biden took aim at former President Donald Trump and his unfounded claims that his loss in the 2020 election was due to widespread voter fraud.
There's no doubt that the nation's highest court has shifted to the right, just how dramatic that swing has been is a matter of debate.
Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the Democratic National Committee will invest $25 million in various voting rights initiatives as several Republican-led states pass laws that restrict access to the ballot box.
A proposal that would expand the list of acceptable documents has led some longtime voter ID critics on the left to reconsider their stance.
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a major decision on voting rights — rejecting claims by Democrats that Republicans in Arizona engaged in voter suppression — that will have significant implications for the debate over access to the ballot box.
The Justice Department announced Friday it is suing the state of Georgia over a voting law passed in March, alleging that the Republican-controlled state legislature intended to make it harder for minority voters to cast ballots in future elections.
Republican opposition, the filibuster and division among Senate Democrats have created steep hurdles that any new election laws would need to clear.
In anticipation of the Senate vote Tuesday on the For the People Act, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer denounced Republican efforts to stop the legislation from being passed.
“In the current housing crisis, families are faced with frequent moves, evictions, and homelessness.”
“Rent control restricts supply and is economic madness.”
“Should we simply allow the cycles of displacement and segregation to occur without any policy intervention?”
“Rent control is a mistake … Even if it provides short-term relief. It eventually hurts the very people it’s trying to help.”
“The law already protects homeowners from unchecked market forces. It’s time for the law to better protect renters too.”