Diversity is coming to Congress — very, very slowly

Congress could soon have a record number of women and minorities. And that record amount would be just 20 percent.

Think the 113th Congress was bad? Just wait.

It’s going to get worse.

Does Congress need clearer conflict of interest rules?

(Charles Dharapak / AP)

Rep. Tom Petri has been accused of violating House conflict of interest rules. Some think those rules need some clarification.

How a divided Congress is not a happy compromise — in one chart

Neither party’s members feel very positive about the way things are going.

Voter ID laws in Kansas and Tennessee dropped 2012 turnout by over 100,000 votes

A nonpartisan look at voter ID suggests it helped dampen voting in 2012.