The contest was touted as an opportunity to gain a seat, but now the party seems to be giving up on its candidate.
Laura Poitras's new documentary captures the moment when Edward Snowden told the world that the NSA was watching.
In next month's election, Jerry Brown is seeking a fourth term as California's governor and public support for his plan for a north-south bullet train to transform travel in a car-dependent state. Here is more of what's at stake.
A federal judge argues that barring people from marrying who they want because of their gender is unconstitutional. It's a promising but imperfect case.
A trove of documents released on Friday offers a new look at the 1990s compromise on gays in the military.
Shuttering the terrorist detention center despite an explicit congressional ban would be the president's boldest move yet.
Is the current prison system really intended as a way to control black people, or is something more nuanced at work?
In a report about the status of the nation's millennial population, Washington relied heavily on emojis and graphics, abandoning words almost altogether.
Statutes in Wisconsin and Texas were blocked, while other limits in North Carolina were upheld.
Former cabinet secretaries owe allegiance to the American public and the truth, not the presidents who appointed them.
The norms of comedy allow its practitioners to treat politicians with irreverence and skepticism that very serious news anchors seldom equal.
The two parties issued a rare joint statement to praise a ruling by the Federal Election Commission.
The Obama administration tries to strike a balance between vigilance and fear.
Imagining a profile of Mark Leibovich, This Town author and famed skewerer of Washington pieties, by Mark Leibovich
Celebrity-studded ads are easy to mock, but there's evidence they can increase turnout—to a point.
As the national GOP took a tough line on borders, George W. Bush and Rick Perry cozied up to Hispanic voters. But those days are over.
A new report says the White House knew more than it let on about dalliances with prostitutes in Cartagena.
Citizens are more eager to stamp out corruption when their own money is on the line.
When civic-minded astronauts go into orbit, they don't lose the ability to cast a ballot on affairs down below.
The justice is known as a friend of LGBT rights, but he issued an emergency stay of same-sex marriages in Idaho.