Seven races that will determine whether they can overtake Republicans in 2016
Taking a page from Obama's 2012 playbook, candidates from Illinois to Georgia have found a winning message in a dismal political environment.
From ISIS to the VA to the Affordable Care Act, the president always seems to find a scapegoat for his administration's failings.
The comedian-turned-senator is running an unusually low-key reelection campaign, trying to avoid scrutiny. Will Republicans get the last laugh?
Polling shows the public is divided on immigration reform, while divisions within the Democratic party are worsening.
It's hard to expand the map when white voters in Georgia, Arizona, and Texas are becoming overwhelmingly Republican and Hispanic turnout continues to lag.
The incumbent beat back a challenge by turning out unlikely Republican primary ballots.
Despite his unsuccessful presidential run, Romney has been the most effective Republican surrogate this year, boosting moderate candidates.
How the GOP's old guard, led by Mitch McConnell, is working to stifle Tea Party challenges in states like North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kentucky
Risking ire from fiscally conservative Tea Partiers, incumbents are touting their record for earmarking funds back to their home districts.
Who are the most liberal and conservative senators and representatives in Washington?
Sure, things got out of control in 2012. But some Republicans worry the party might go too far the other way and keep the strongest general-election candidate from rising to the top.
Progressives talk a lot about how to encourage economic mobility, but they are leaving big gaps in their education platforms.
Liz Cheney is dropping her primary challenge to Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi. Her departure shows how far the Republican Party has moved on foreign policy.
The president's own party may begin calling for repeal if the law's problems don't get resolved soon.
The super PAC was a major player in the 2012 election. But so far, it hasn't spent a dime on midterm elections.
Even if the Senate grants the White House the authority to act in Syria, the odds looks bad in the lower chamber -- and so will the preisdent's foreign-policy legacy.
The White House seems more comfortable stage-managing the news than dealing with the uncomfortable crises that inevitably crop up.
Holding a special election for Senate in October 2013 helps Christie's reelection chances, but could also aid Democrats in holding the seat.
The New Jersey governor faces the prospect of either helping a Democrat win the Senate seat or else hurting his own reelection chances.