Longterm trends may favor the party, but offer no guarantee of success in 2016.
Chuck Schumer is right: Prioritizing healthcare and civil rights over the party's traditional focus on helping working-class Americans move up was a noble but costly choice.
The story of the party's defeat begins early in Obama's first term, when Congress focused on climate change and Obamacare rather than jobs.
The GOP could take over the Senate, but it won't have vanquished its demographic demons.
Retaking the House has long looked out of reach, but now there's a real possibility the party could lose the Senate, too.
The New Jersey governor's chances at the Republican nomination were way overrated even before Bridgegate.
The state legislature is considering a plan that would circumvent the 17th Amendment -- and make the nomination process significantly worse.
Everything is going against Republicans right now, but if cuts kick in, all incumbents will suffer at the polls in the next election.
Romney may have faced insurmountable odds, but Republicans can start their rehabilitation effort by creating a state-of-the-art election apparatus.
As long as extreme candidates like Todd Akin keep winning GOP nominations, more welcoming faces like Scott Brown will always be fighting an uphill battle.
National polls show a tight race, but the campaign has stabilized and the map still favors Obama.
Romney holds the national lead in polls. Obama still has the edge in many swing states. And the final result will be down to the wire.
The Republican contender is running out of chances to define himself in the eyes of crucial swing voters.
Voters still don't know who the Republican nominee is, and he's missing on the chance to define himself positively.
Demographic and national data are far better for predicting the race than scrutinizing unreliable state-level polling.
On the surface, the race looks tight. But voter enthusiasm numbers are a headache for the president's reelection team.
Although the president has gained ground on his challenger, the economy will prevent him from running away with the race.
Democrats are unlikely to take the House and Republicans will struggle to capture the Senate. Will that mean more gridlock, or new pragmatism?
Republicans appear incapable of nominating someone who can win the votes of independents in November.
Republicans had counted on running against a weakened president, but improving unemployment numbers could lift him to re-election instead.