November 3, 2006Elections and Voting
Polls continue to show Democrats regaining control of at least one house of Congress in the November 7 elections. If this happens, they could exercise greater oversight of executive bodies and trade …
May 18, 2007Iraq
Public disapproval of the Iraq war is starting to create fissures among Republicans and posing challenges for Democrats seeking to balance national security and political gains .
September 28, 2007Iraq
Gen. David Petraeus’ assertions about falling casualties in Iraq are supported by a range of objective sources. But his testimony to Congress does not establish whether the decline is attributable to…
September 16, 2008Political History and Theory
U.S. political conventions offer the parties a place to unite around presidential candidates and a vision for foreign and domestic policy.
May 2, 2007Congresses and Parliaments
A recent trip to Syria by the Speaker of the House has set off a debate over the role of legislators in conducting foreign policy.