Republican Joni Ernst's unexpected breakout performance in the race for Senate in Iowa epitomizes this midterm election.
Do the senator's rules for using military force make any sense?
Kathryn Ruemmler, the former White House counsel and Obama's good friend, won't replace Eric Holder.
In the third installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Daniel Malloy discusses the contest between David Perdue and Michelle Nunn.
Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race. Now his tune isn't so clear.
An interview with the filmmaker as her documentary on mass surveillance hits theaters
In a speech touting "conservative realism," the Kentucky Republican probed the failures of post-9/11 foreign policy, including too much war.
ISIS has made at least $20 million in ransom this year and millions more in oil revenues, the Treasury Department said Thursday.
"Would you prefer a system where you can be instantly teleported from SF to LA? Of course. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen."
Suspicious business dealings by several high-ranking officials easily warrant an inquiry. Does anyone in Congress care enough to make it happen?
A pair of canines play hero in the latest fence-jumping incident at the White House.
In the second installment of The Atlantic's Midterm Cheat Sheet, Colorado political reporter Eli Stokols discusses the contest between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner.
There's a small but real chance a bloc of unaffiliated senators could form after the midterms and help moderate the chamber.
The Republicans want to overhaul scandal-plagued federal agencies in 2015, the majority leader says.
The big-tent principle applied to a former U.S. senator and a current U.S. adversary
Voter-ID laws are part of a hoary American tradition holding that people who aren't economically independent can't make reasoned political choices.
A federal jury convicted one security guard of murder and three others of manslaughter in the 2007 killings in Iraq.
The White House may just want to stay away from Bruce Braley's Senate bid until Election Day.
"I usually felt terrified and paralyzed during sex," a woman writes of her dating life, "but I had no idea how to communicate that fact to anyone."
A UN special rapporteur's statement on water shutoffs in the beleaguered city raises questions about what the social contract means for some Americans.