Independent Greg Orman's pitch for bipartisanship has come out of nowhere to threaten Republican Pat Roberts's reelection—and the balance of power in the Senate. Is he for real?
The presumed presidential candidate's speeches are long on pablum and short on content. This is the campaign we're in for.
Tom Cotton is the ultimate product of today's hard-edged, ideologically driven Republican Party. Is that what Arkansas voters want?
A new preoccupation with domestic and international security displaced economic worries at the top of voters' minds in two swing-state focus groups.
To understand why activists are so angry at the president, you have to understand how close they've come—and how long they've waited.
House GOP leaders fear a conservative revolt when government funding comes up for a vote next month.
The party's desperate bid to hang onto the majority rests on an unprecedented political organizing effort in red states like this one.
Can Representative Tim Ryan teach Washington to meditate?
Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure.
Republican insurgents have caused lots of trouble but won few victories this year. But GOP incumbents aren't out of danger yet.
Attacks on "amnesty" may have contributed to Jack Kingston's defeat in the Georgia primary. That's bad for immigration reform—and bad for the GOP.
For the past decade, the working-class vote has determined whether the country swung toward Democrats or Republicans.
The Supreme Court decision set off a debate between religious liberty and sexual-orientation nondiscrimination that advocates fear could undo years of progress.
Arguing over military intervention with his fellow Republicans is an ideal platform for the libertarian senator's most popular, and disruptive, ideas.
In primaries across the country, the war between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party ended not in a surrender but a truce. But are the candidates too conservative to win?
Faith leaders friendly to the administration are asking for an exemption from a forthcoming gay-rights order.
National conservatives came up short Tuesday in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Maybe the Republican base just isn't as angry as they thought.
The New Jersey governor has a new cause: treatment, not prison, for nonviolent drug addicts. Can it soften his image—and the Republican Party's?
Progressives tout their victories as proof they're successfully pushing the party to adopt bolder ideological stands.
Voters are more split along partisan lines than ever—but there's something like consensus on immigration, national security, and gay rights.