For the first time in history, the House majority leader has lost in a primary. Nobody saw it coming.
One of the Senate's most liberal Republicans is rolling to victory in one of the reddest states. Are other Republicans watching how he did it?
Neither Senator Thad Cochran nor Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel seemed to have won an outright majority, meaning the race will go to a runoff in late June.
A veteran senator's fight for political survival is the poignant story of the tensions wracking today's GOP.
The Republican establishment is beating back right-wing challengers this year, but victory comes at a cost.
Is the political newcomer who came from behind in Tuesday's messy Republican primary a good ol' boy or a rebel?
The American center is alive and well—and up for grabs by both political parties.
Across the country, an aggressive grassroots movement is winning support with its demands for GMO labeling. If only it had science on its side.
Rather than yet another Tea Party-versus-establishment battle, the contest elevated a conservative candidate, Ben Sasse, who convinced insiders and outsiders alike.
Establishment favorite Thom Tillis easily defeated the Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee factions of the Republican Party in North Carolina, showing how Tea Party fortunes have changed.
In recent years, the party has successfully exploited GOP division to elevate weak candidates as their opponents. But Republicans may be wising up to their underhanded tactics.
For decades, city and state governments have seen contracting as a cost-saving panacea. But past experience has left some of today's policymakers more skeptical.
The two men's presidential hopes rest on appeals to the right-wing grassroots—and those voters seem to prefer Cruz.
New Hampshire’s governor, a prep-school campus, and the meaning of women in politics
The party's only hope to rescue the midterms is a tactical silver bullet—the underlying forces are arrayed against them.
Republican contenders prostrated themselves for the casino mogul's favor—a vivid illustration of who owns the GOP.
Healthcare reform finally got some good news, exceeding enrollment goals and possibly changing minds in the process. Will it still be Democrats' albatross in the midterms?
From politicians and donors to the party rank and file, a change of heart in the GOP is a major factor in the issue's increasing public acceptance.
In states like Arizona, social conservatives hoped to push back against the rising gay-rights tide, but lawmakers and the public sided against them.
For Democrats, it's proof the GOP is captive to extremists; for Republicans, it's a scapegoat for the party's electoral failures. But the movement is weaker than ever.