Wouldn’t it be nice to take a month off work? Congress is required to do so by law. The House and Senate are about to bolt D.C. for their annual August recess, but don’t expect a lot of members to head to the beach.
The vice presidency was a constitutional afterthought. Now it's a hugely powerful office, for the right incumbent. We take a look at the office Mike Pence has inherited, and what he plans to do with it.
A century ago, Jeannette Rankin made history by becoming the first woman to serve in Congress. She was an instant star, though she was more likely to show up in the society pages than in the news section.
As the Senate moves toward a nuclear showdown, we dive deep into the history of the filibuster, from the mistake that led to its invention to the civil rights battles of the 20th Century and Huey Long's recipe for "pot-likkers."
Judge Neil Gorsuch has a small team of experts guiding him toward a seat on the Supreme Court. What do those experts do? We talked to a bunch of other sherpas to find out — including one that Eric Holder repeatedly tried to fire.
Introducing The Hill's History-Cast: Dive deep into the history and culture of American politics with Reid Wilson, The Hill's national correspondent. In our introductory episode, Reid visits the guy who first got him interested in politics — way back in 2nd grade. Stay tuned for our first full-length episode, debuting Thursday.