Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O’Rourke talk presidential ambitions, border politics
Statehouse Beat: A comedy (or tragedy) of legislative errors
Why Trump can swallow the far-fetched Saudi cover story
Correction: Election 2018-House-Border story
Gov. Doug Ducey outspends Democratic rival in election
House GOP Ad Calls Allegations Against Kavanaugh “Despicable Lies,” Warns “Liberal Mob… Will Stop At Nothing”
Will control of Minnesota House be decided in the suburbs? DFL,…
Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race
Older Americans worry about a nation coming apart
Nepotism in politics, a pitch for open debate, and more: letters to the editor
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Texas Senate showdown: Cruz and O’Rourke talk presidential ambitions,...

(HOUSTON) — In the midst of a fiery and critical U.S. Senate race in Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his opponent Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke each sat down with ABC News’ Paula Faris...

Why Trump can swallow the far-fetched Saudi cover story

They suspect his death was the result of a violent interrogation or, even worse, the deliberate murder of a prominent critic. There are many unanswered questions and calls for greater accountability. Even many Republicans...

Correction: Election 2018-House-Border story

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about U.S. House races along the Southern border, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Nancy Pelosi as U.S. House majority leader. She is the minority...

Gov. Doug Ducey outspends Democratic rival in election

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and his party have far outpaced Democratic challenger David Garcia in fundraising and spending leading up to the Nov. 6 election for Arizona governor.Millions of dollars in...

House GOP Ad Calls Allegations Against Kavanaugh “Despicable Lies,”...

A new radio ad from the House GOP Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) pushes back hard against the sexual assault allegations that were leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.The minute-long...

Will control of Minnesota House be decided in the...

Republicans have a 77-57 majority heading into the election. But a dozen of those seats are in suburban districts carried by Hillary Clinton in 2016.Those seats, along with a handful of others that Donald...

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate...

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Campaigning on opposite sides of a pivotal Senate race, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appealed to party loyalists in Nevada as early voting began Saturday in...

Older Americans worry about a nation coming apart

Older Americans worry about a nation coming apart  News & ObserverFull coverage

The Latest: Biden says American values ‘shredded’ by Trump

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):11:05 a.m.Former Vice President Joe Biden says American values are "being shredded by a president who is all about himself." ...

The Latest: Biden Seeks Votes for Nevada Senate Candidate

The Latest: Biden Seeks Votes for Nevada Senate Candidate  U.S. News & World ReportAt dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFull coverage

Keeping the Supreme Court above partisan politics | Renton...

We are all familiar with the title Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The correct title is actually Chief Justice of the United States. Most people don’t know this, but the difference is important....

Former Dutch PM Wim Kok dies at 80, haunted...

Former Dutch PM Wim Kok dies at 80, haunted by Srebrenica  Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFull coverage

With Wisconsin voters split on governor, Tammy Baldwin enjoys...

In recent years Wisconsin voters have elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker three times, conservative U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson twice and President Donald Trump.And yet, even as Walker faces a close re-election match, U.S. Sen....

G.O.P. Candidates Struggling in Key Battlegrounds, With House at...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Republican leaders are increasingly worried that their candidates for governor and Senate are in political trouble across Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and other states that the party prizes, and that the...

PGA Tour’s return to Trump National Doral is about...

PGA Tour's return to Trump National Doral is about Miami not politics  Golf ChannelFull coverage

Commentary: U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney ‘has more knowledge,...

When I consider the values and objectives that our country, state or any political party would want to claim as their own, the following come to mind: strong families, religious freedom, economic...

The Taliban Just Won a Key Battle for Afghanistan’s...

When I met Abdul Raziq in Kandahar in 2014, he was already the most powerful man in southern Afghanistan. He’d brought security to the once-restive province and brought under control the border crossing with...

2nd Brown-Renacci US Senate debate set for tonight in...

COLUMBUS (AP) - The second of three planned debates in Ohio's U.S. Senate campaign is set for Saturday night.Two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci will meet at WOSU-TV on...

ART SEEN: New book looks at links between museums...

Andrea Fraser (centre, arms crossed) is an artist and writer of 2016 in Museums, Money and Politics. She'll be at the Vancouver Art Book Fair Sunday, Oct. 21. PNG An artist known for her searing institutional...

Women candidates poised to make history in 2018 midterm...

The 1992 election is often referred to as "The Year of the Woman," as more women were elected to Congress than any year before. This year...

Early voting triples in first week for Georgia midterm

Throngs of Georgia voters rushed to cast their ballots during the first week of in-person early voting, with nearly three times as many people voting so far compared with the last midterm election.Despite three-hour lines in...

The Forecast: Republicans could keep the House. Here’s how.

Senate forecast: Republicans will hold 51 seats (and maintain control of the Senate) next Congress while Democrats will hold just 49. Anything between Republicans holding 47 seats and 56 seats is within the margin...

From One Saturday to Another: A Tale of Two...

October 20 forty-five years ago was also a Saturday night, one that became known in history as the “Saturday Night Massacre.”It happened in 1973, when President Richard Nixon sought to...

2018 Virginia midterm elections: Candidates, issues, and voter registration...

× 2018 Virginia midterm elections: Candidates, issues, and voter registration information guideRICHMOND, Va – As the old saying in politics...

Patagonia Wades Deeper Into Politics, Endorses Democrats Running For...

10:51 AM 10/20/2018 | EnergyTim Pearce | Energy Reporter The outdoor retailer Patagonia has endorsed two Democrats running for U.S. Senate in western states, possibly the first time a corporation has explicitly endorsed a...

Water Authority to interview executive director finalist after others...

Water Authority to interview executive director finalist after others drop out  Buffalo NewsFull coverage

Voter guide information for the Virginia Beach School Board...

VIRGINIA BEACHTwelve candidates are competing this year for six spots on the School Board.Election Day is Nov. 6, though voters can turn in absentee ballots before then. Five incumbents are running: Sharon Felton, Dorothy...

Radio ad in Arkansas House race says ‘white Democrats...

The controversial ad, paid for by the political action committee Black Americans for the President's Agenda, is running in support of Republican Rep. French Hill in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District. Hill condemned the ad,...

Tories defend support in Quebec as Bernier picks up...

Tories defend support in Quebec as Bernier picks up CPC members, executives  Ottawa CitizenFull coverage

How Politics Is Mixing With Music in the Weirdest...

In last weekend’s SNL premiere that was memorable for all the wrong reasons, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, wearing his now-signature “MAGA” cap, concluded his performance at the end of the episode...

Opinion | The Orthodox Schism and the Spiritual Limits...

Russia’s effort to keep Ukraine under its thumb prompted a revolution in 2014 and a war that has claimed more than 10,000 lives. It also prompted, on Monday, what may be one of the...

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.The announcement on Thursday that...

Betting on politics: a Senate battle in Arizona –...

Sinema: narrow leadThis week I’m going to look at Arizona, one of the key battlegrounds for the control of the US Senate. With incumbent senator Jeff Flake not seeking re-election due...

Candidate profile: David Dugan

Name: David W. Dugan ...

Politics Podcast: Collins Says Yes On Kavanaugh

Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/24904653/"></iframe>After Sen. Susan Collins said she would vote for Brett Kavanaugh Friday, his confirmation to the Supreme Court was all but assured. In this emergency...

Kavanaugh: ‘I might have been too emotional’ during Senate...

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEWASHINGTON — Just hours ahead of a crucial vote on his confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...

Saudi conference boycott over Khashoggi shows political threat to...

Saudi conference boycott over Khashoggi shows political threat to economy  ReutersBehind Mnuchin's reversal on Saudi trip  CNNIn Shift on Khashoggi Killing, Trump Edges Closer to Acknowledging a Saudi Role  New York TimesFull coverage

Senator’s new ad swings into ‘Veep’ territory with similar...

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly speaks during a rally last week. (Darron Cummings/AP) Eli Rosenberg General assignment reporter covering national...

Senate set to begin reviewing FBI report on Kavanaugh

The review comes amid pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump to confirm Kavanaugh in the face of sexual assault allegations, which he has denied.The White House, which has already...

Californians may determine who wins control of the House....

It's no secret Democrats are trying really hard to win control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. (Why does that matter? Well, if Democrats do win, it would provide a check...

In Shift on Khashoggi Killing, Trump Edges Closer to...

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Thursday that he believes the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he expressed confidence in intelligence reports from multiple sources that strongly suggest a high-level Saudi role...

Bolton and Kelly get into heated shouting match sparking...

The exchange lay bare a bitter disagreement that has existed between two of President Donald Trump's top aides for weeks now. Trump, who was incensed about the rising levels of migrants and threatened to...

Libertarian Breckenridge could be a factor in tight U.S....

This is the final segment of a three-part series on Montana’s U.S. Senate candidates HELENA – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Rick Breckenridge thinks “every person out there has a Libertarian in ‘em” – but says...

Radio Atlantic: The Politics of Ancestry

Subscribe to Radio Atlantic: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PlaySenator Elizabeth Warren recently shared results of a genetic analysis to back up her family’s story of Cherokee ancestry, hoping to blunt...

Alaska's Independent Governor Drops Re-Election Bid

Alaska's Independent Governor Drops Re-Election Bid  U.S. News & World ReportAlaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends re-election bid  CNNAlaska's independent governor suspends re-election bid  Virginian-PilotFull coverage

Baldwin, Vukmir talk foreign policy in final debate

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir talked foreign policy for the first time together in their final debate by weighing in on the alleged killing of Saudi...

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. election security (all times local):2:30 p.m.A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a vast social media effort aimed...

Keeping Political Conversations Civil But Real During A Contentious...

There is an old adage about conversations to avoid in "polite company." Politics and religion top that list. But given what is in these news these days, that is not really possible. So, is...

Nick Saban appears in political ad for U.S. Senator,...

Nick Saban is among three West Virginia sports legends who appear in a political ad for United States Senator Joe Manchin. The Alabama football coach has been public about his friendship with the Democrat who...

Seeking Work After Congress? Sharp Partisans Need Not Apply

Seeking Work After Congress? Sharp Partisans Need Not Apply  New York TimesFull coverage

Video: Jeremy Deller on the politics of acid house

Video: Jeremy Deller on the politics of acid house  Financial TimesFull coverage