New polling data show a large majority of Utahns want the senator-elect to stand up to President Trump. But experts and activists in the state say that he’ll need to walk a fine line.
During a moment of crisis in the 2016 campaign, the future vice president appeared ready to turn on Trump. Some of the president’s allies worry it could happen again.
Strategists say the midterms won't prompt much introspection within the GOP—let alone a course correction.
Even if Republicans lose the House on Tuesday, it’s unlikely that the president’s grip on his party will loosen anytime soon.
Two Atlantic reporters on the races they’re watching.
The Republican congressman’s reelection bid is a microcosm of the politics of fear in Trump’s America.
Donald Trump’s racist ad is a shocking provocation. It’s also rooted in a strategy elevated by one of his most controversial senior advisers.
Newt Gingrich turned partisan battles into bloodsport, wrecked Congress, and paved the way for Trump’s rise. Now he’s reveling in his achievements.
The Arizona Republican’s dramatic call for further FBI review came because he felt the Senate was “coming apart at the seams.”
As the president endures a brutal news cycle, gauging his state of mind has become a fixation of Washington.
At a party celebrating his new book, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer reveled in his predictable return to Washington’s polite society.
A new line of punditry is bubbling up among the president’s followers online: It was a positive thing that the Russians hacked the 2016 election.
For President Trump’s senior adviser, the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.
Stephen Miller once tormented liberals at Duke. Now the president’s speechwriter and immigration enforcer is deploying the art of provocation from the White House.
With remarks stressing his hawkish views on immigration, the Senate candidate provided a reminder that his opposition to Trump is rooted in his conservatism.
And that’s just how he likes it.
The former Trump aide says he received a subpoena from Special Counsel Robert Mueller—and then responded with a blustering, baffling series of live appearances on cable television.
The Senate candidate's allies believed party activists were trying to change bylaws to exclude him—but a last-minute amendment preserved his eligibility.
The former Republican presidential nominee extolled his adoptive state’s values as a better option for his party, and his country, as he announced his bid for Senate.
Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in elevating the sometime Trump critic—even though he hasn’t yet announced a run for office.