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What Does Divided Government Mean for the Future of Politics? The midterm elections marked the return of divided government, with more than a third of states in split-power situations.
From the moon landings to Star Wars, Americans have long had a fascination with space and affection for NASA, but today’s public is divided on what role their government should play in future space exploration.
A state government trifecta is a term to describe single party government, when one political party holds three positions in a state's government. The following are variations of the term: Trifecta: One political party holds the governorship, a majority in the state senate, and a majority in the state house in a state's government.; Trifecta plus: A trifecta and a working majority of the court ...
Democratic Nancy Pelosi takes gavel in House as period of divided government begins. Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to have ever served as House speaker, was re-elected to the post on Thursday.
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Voters want secure, affordable health care. Here's how divided government can deliver. The midterms were a call to action on health care. Democrats and Republicans have deep disagreements, but ...
CROW AGENCY — The dueling narratives of who now leads the Crow Tribe’s government reached a crescendo Tuesday, when supporters of the tribe’s most recent vice chairman drove off in pickups ...
Politics ; Trump says State of the Union speech will focus on unity amid divided government
The January/February issue sizes up the top issues that legislators will face in 2019, reports on the crisis in maternity care in the U.S., reviews the challenges of the upcoming census, looks at efforts to keep drinking water clean and dives into the ins and outs of accrual budgeting.
In the United States, divided government describes a situation in which one party controls the executive branch while another party controls one or both houses of the legislative branch. Divided government is seen by different groups as a benefit or as an undesirable product of the model of governance used in the U.S. political system.