US Politics

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., departs the Capitol en route to a speaking event in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. Pelosi will meet with her caucus later as more House Democrats are urging an impeachment inquiry amid reports that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The decision sets up an election season clash between Trump and Congress that seems certain to exacerbate the nation’s fierce partisan divides.
The Editors September 24, 2019
In the July 27, 1974 issue of America, the editors laid out the ground rules and implications of the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., speaks during the annual March for Life rally in Washington Jan. 18, 2019. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Ryan Di Corpo September 23, 2019
Top Democrats have made clear their support for abortion access, while pro-life Democrats continue to fade from Washington.
Migrants from Central America seeking asylum in the United States cross the Rio Grande near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on June 11. (CNS photo/Jose Luis Gonzalez, Reuters)
Kevin Clarke September 20, 2019
The U.S.C.C.B. and Jesuit leaders have renewed their criticism of the Trump administration's treatment of migrants.
Massachusetts congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III is planning a primary challenge against fellow Democrat--and incumbent U. S. senator--Edward Markey, setting the stage for a political showdown in a state well-known for epic political contests.
David Albertson, Jason Blakely September 19, 2019
From a unity deeper than citizenship, that of baptism, we implore our fellow Christians: Join us in denouncing this violence, and help us understand what distance is left between that nationalism and yours.