The 2016 election exposed a chasm between urban and non-urban America that will likely widen under a Trump administration.
Democrats may be more effective if they avoid opposing his presidency at every turn.
If progressives want to win back political influence in America, they may need the support of the people they see as racists.
Whether the president-elect gets his way on money for roads and bridges will say a lot about who runs Washington in 2017.
To the dismay of some Republicans and Democrats alike, Steve Bannon has earned a top spot in the White House’s inner circle.
The voters have largely supported Republican candidates for years, which underscores the complicated nature of their political interests.
After months of keeping his distance without repudiating his nominee, the House speaker embraced Trump just in time to see his bet pay off.
In defeat, the politician may find a status that had eluded her in victory—as a symbol for other women who see themselves in her struggles.
The media has created a misleading narrative in a rush to assign blame for the outcome of the election.
Donald Trump and his surrogates have shown an uncanny ability to lie in the face of objective facts. They will now have the power of the federal government to help them.
The electorate seemed poised to help her secure a victory, and yet her support trailed behind Barack Obama’s numbers in 2012.
Synagogues hosted prayer and healing services on Wednesday for congregants grappling with the outcome of the U.S. presidential election.
White, conservative Christians voted for the Republican candidate by a huge margin, but this election revealed deep fractures among leaders and churches—especially along racial lines.
The president-elect won by locking in support from traditional “blue wall” states Hillary Clinton thought were in her corner.
A candidate who dismissed boasts of sexual assault as “locker room talk” will now serve as president.
His victory shocked the world and reordered the American political landscape.
The Philadelphia GOP was supposed to be a minority party in a Democratic-leaning swing state. On election night, something else entirely happened.
The Republican nominee put together a coalition of non-college-educated, non-urban voters—and they turned out for him with tremendous enthusiasm.
The Republican candidate pulls off a stunning upset, as his party retains control of both houses of Congress.
They’d been saying it for more than a year—but few bothered to hear them.
Cultural and demographic changes throughout the country are making female voters a more powerful force than ever.
Some counties succeeded in suppressing voter turnout—but there’s much more to the story.
The Democratic nominee spoke to a celebratory crowd in Philadelphia—but elsewhere, Americans remain divided.
This may be remembered as the fast-forward election that compressed years of expected demographic and geographic changes into a single cycle.
The Republican nominee barnstorms through the last day of the election with a speech every bit as unpredictable and puzzling as the rest of his presidential campaign.
The 19th Amendment passed when Marian Cannon Schlesinger was eight—and she’s lived to see a woman nominated for the presidency.
A civic duty to stop Donald Trump requires that I support a candidate I could’ve never imagined backing.
The FBI director’s decision to disclose an inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s emails that led nowhere may have irrevocably altered the results of the 2016 balloting.
The outcome of the election hinges on how pronounced a handful of demographic trends turn out to be.
Politicians are descending on the Keystone State, which will help determine which party wins the Senate—and the White House.
The presidential nominee’s campaign has brought anti-Semitism into the mainstream in ways not recently seen—and his party may pay the price for years to come.
She’s not only a potential first woman president, but one who looks, thinks, lives, and talks kind of like them.
In a letter on Sunday, FBI Director James Comey wrote that newly discovered emails do not change the FBI’s prior conclusion that Hillary Clinton should not be charged with a crime.
Background checks require appointees to divulge intimate details to gain security clearances—but the Bureau’s politicized leaks could undermine that important process.
Colin Powell has reportedly announced that he will back Hillary Clinton for president.
The Republican nominee has changed the conversation around sexual assault—and prompted women to come forward with stories of their own.
Public support for capital punishment has declined in recent years, but the issue continues to be a point of contention, as some advocate for its repeal and others push for its reinstatement.
During a time of political fatigue, a community project hopes to stimulate public interest in the 2016 election with a range of interactive activities.
Many admit she’s a flawed candidate, but have come around to the idea that she’s the best choice all the same.
The Democratic nominee and her chief rival for the nomination made their closing argument to a stressed crowd in North Carolina.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are in the final sprint to Election Day.
Turnout is projected to reach a historic high this election, but the electorate has historically been difficult to predict—and not all are enthusiastic about her candidacy.
By hiding their support for Clinton out of fear, some of America’s most prominent GOPers are making a Trump win more likely.
The GOP’s relationship with young voters was lukewarm before the candidate’s nomination—and it has only deteriorated since.
Yes, some states allow people to re-do their ballots ahead of Election Day. But hardly anyone does.
The Democratic nominee faces the risk that she has overestimated her hold on the states most central to her strategy.
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was reportedly set on fire and spray painted with the words “Vote Trump” on Tuesday night.
Why support a candidate who rejects your preferences and offends your opinions? Don’t do it for her—do it for the republic, and the Constitution.
The question of who becomes the president of the United States should be answered by voters, not federal agents.
Brian Stelter has delivered the lessons in media literacy that the American public so desperately needs.
Dictionary, n. A comprehensive index of the words politicians use to lie
A rush to reunion can entrench injustice. Instead of papering over differences, Americans need to be smarter about engaging them.
The presidential campaign has unfolded in ways she never could have imagined. It is ending in a morass of ugliness. What could possibly come next?
The Archdiocese of Boston gave $850,000 to oppose an upcoming ballot measure—the second largest donation given to the campaign.
A spate of new stories raise questions about the Republican nominee’s ties to Russia and his tax-avoidance schemes.
The FBI director finds himself targeted not only by the Clinton campaign but also by former Republican officials for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.
Tensions between liberal and conservative students have escalated as a result of the election.
The Freedom Caucus is determined to make the speaker’s life as painful as possible in the coming Congress.
This November, voters will weigh a statewide proposition about condoms and worker rights.
The GOP nominee appears to have recovered some of the support he lost after his comments in a 2005 Access Hollywood recording drew widespread condemnation.