Plunging oil prices will affect the U.S.'s global relationships in complicated ways.
The next Senate Majority Leader has proved himself a master at winning elections. But will those victories translate into any real accomplishments?
A simple guide for how new members can find success (Hint: Fundraising, fundraising, and fundraising)
Critics who claimed to be shocked—shocked—when a Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate adopted issue positions from someone else all do the same themselves.
"Obviously, the Republicans had a good night," Obama said. Now what can he get done with the GOP?
With the approval of Proposition 47 Tuesday, the Golden State will make major reforms to its sentencing laws.
Like so many before him, Mitch McConnell promised an end to dysfunction as the next Senate majority leader.
There's a simple reason voters keep veering between Democrats and Republicans: It's the economy, stupid.
On Tuesday, voters changed the state's constitution, making it easier for lawmakers to restrict women's access to the procedure.
A look at the five states that had the highest jobless rates in 2010 and how they're doing now
Even before all the ballots are cast, Harry Reid's top aide has unleashed his fury against the White House. But the outgoing majority leader is sticking around for Obama's final two years.
In Washington state, advocates passed some straightforward controls—by bypassing politicians terrified of the NRA and going straight to voters.
The cool, detached president didn't have the right political skills in an election where voters prized extremes over nuance. He and his party paid the price.
Yes, Republicans won the Senate, but it may be their gubernatorial victories that hurt President Obama's party the most.
A survey of direct democracy on subjects from abortion to bear-hunting-with-donuts to wage increases for workers at the bottom.
The fortunes of political parties wax and wane, but the movement to legalize cannabis won key victories Tuesday that portend a generational shift in drug policy.
As in 2010, the GOP overshot its targets in this year's midterm elections, taking the Senate and winning House and statehouse races across the board. Now what will they do?
It's not just that the GOP won key races across the board. It's that the party showed a new hunger to cross over to moderates and win.
Photos from the polls and the stump as the midterm winds down