The new speaker says the House won't pass a bill while Barack Obama is in office—a vow that could help Marco Rubio in the primary but hurt him in the general election.
The candidate: Hillary Clinton The gaffe: Speaking on Friday at an NAACP banquet in South Carolina, Clinton said she…
The candidate: Jeb Bush, scion of the nation’s ancien regime. The gaffe: During last week’s Republican debate, Bush…
Twenty percent of Americans say they won’t support a candidate who doesn’t back stricter gun laws—but twice as many gun-rights backers say the reverse.
Voters may have rejected a constitutional amendment because of concerns about monopoly control, not because they oppose looser laws.
Kentuckians elect a governor, Ohioans decide whether to allow recreational marijuana, and more important ballot issues across America.
GOP campaigns agreed to preliminary demands for how they want future forums to work, but the hard part is still to come.
The rising Republican candidate’s past money scandals are under new scrutiny from reporters and his rival Jeb Bush.
Officials said they arrested David Lopez Jackson, a 35-year-old black man, and charged him with two of the fires.
GOP candidates are huddling to plan a revolt against the party’s rules, but the only real solution may be for the field to shrink.
The Democratic candidate says states should be allowed to set their own laws on weed—in other words, that federal law should match what’s already happening across the nation.
Last night, several readers flopped down on the couch, got ready to watch the presidential debate … and realized they…
The Atlantic’s politics and business teams combined our might to liveblog the third Republican debate tonight. You can read…
Two senators had very good nights, while a former Florida governor struggled more than ever.
Why did the story of a runaway unmanned blimp capture so much attention this afternoon? For most people, blimps are…
A missile-defense balloon stationed in Aberdeen, Maryland, broke free and drifted away.
The former speaker of the House reportedly broke federal bank-reporting laws while attempting to pay hush money in a sexual-misconduct case.
Speaking to police chiefs in Chicago, the president affirmed the distrust between people of color and law enforcement, but argued cops bear too much blame for it.
Black students in the Palmetto State are more likely to be punished and more likely to be subject to corporal punishment, which remains legal there.
Last week, while reporting my story on Ben Carson’s high burn rate and costly fundraising, I talked to Carson communications…