The Supreme Court decision set off a debate between religious liberty and sexual-orientation nondiscrimination that advocates fear could undo years of progress.
Arguing over military intervention with his fellow Republicans is an ideal platform for the libertarian senator's most popular, and disruptive, ideas.
In primaries across the country, the war between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party ended not in a surrender but a truce. But are the candidates too conservative to win?
Faith leaders friendly to the administration are asking for an exemption from a forthcoming gay-rights order.
National conservatives came up short Tuesday in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Maybe the Republican base just isn't as angry as they thought.
The New Jersey governor has a new cause: treatment, not prison, for nonviolent drug addicts. Can it soften his image—and the Republican Party's?
Progressives tout their victories as proof they're successfully pushing the party to adopt bolder ideological stands.
Voters are more split along partisan lines than ever—but there's something like consensus on immigration, national security, and gay rights.
The lessons Republicans will take from Tuesday night—that immigration reform is toxic and the Tea Party is formidable—aren't the ones they should take.
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.