The results in the House represented one of the most emphatic repudiations of a president in modern history. But the GOP isn’t any closer to ditching Donald Trump.
Ahead of House Democrats’ leadership elections, the Californian was approached about giving her tenure an expiration date. She wouldn’t budge.
Staffers and aides to party leadership say they love her enthusiasm. But they’re worried her approach will threaten caucus unity.
A group of 16 Democrats has signed a letter pledging to vote for new House leadership, but it has no viable alternative to the California representative.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrives in Congress with a bigger megaphone than any other House freshman. How's she going to use it?
The dust is settling on the 2018 midterms—and no plan to fight global warming has emerged unscathed.
The process is an important one in the American electoral system—but it’s also utterly painful.
So long as the GOP stays loyal to President Trump, its prospects on the electoral map will be sharply restricted.
Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus see the midterms as a victory for progressive thinking, not a call to moderation.
They fueled the victories of Democratic challengers such as Colin Allred in Texas and Lucy McBath in Georgia.
Most of the winners are under 40. And most seem likely to run for even higher offices down the line.
The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.
Congressional lawmakers, including Republicans, were skeptical of the idea long before the midterms.
The midterms showed that the president has a real political constituency—one that gerrymandering and voter suppression make it hard to defeat.
The president knows he can get away with bigotry.
The next Congress will be missing a few longtime advocates of exploration.
How the GOP repeal effort did—and did not—come back to bite those who championed it
In the race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke, Republicans failed to recognize the ways in which the state is changing, while Democrats didn’t take seriously just how far it still has to go.
Losses in marquee races might lead the party to believe it can’t win elections with candidates like Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, and Beto O’Rourke. But there’s more to the story.
The midterm results were frustrating for revolutionaries and reactionaries, great for muddlers-along.