The Atlantic’s coverage of the midterm vote
News and analysis from around the nation as voters decide who will control the U.S. Senate, House, and statehouses.
"Obviously, the Republicans had a good night," Obama said. Now what can he get done with the GOP?
Like so many before him, Mitch McConnell promised an end to dysfunction as the next Senate majority leader.
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.
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?
Photos from the polls and the stump as the midterm winds down
Schools across the country are being used as polling stations, but the students who attend them may not understand why these elections matter.
"Don't vote—it just encourages them," the old saw used to go. Au contraire. Even-lower turnout is about the only thing that could make our terrible election system worse.
It all has to do with those chipper “I’m a Voter!” buttons.
Amid a nationwide orgy of partisanship, a short, eclectic reading list to help red, blue, and purple Americans keep things in perspective.
Republicans are expected to take control of the Senate and gain seats in the House.
The Kentucky Republican is poised to take control of a new Senate majority Tuesday, but he remains remote and inscrutable.
The GOP is poised to win control of the Senate. But will the results be known on Wednesday morning?
Abandoned by Democrats and shunned by Republicans, many Hispanics don't see why they should vote this year. In Colorado, they could decide the election.
On the eve of the midterm elections, 42 percent of Americans endorse his performance—and that's alarmingly high given his administration's ethical and legal lapses.
The Republican senator appeared on three Sunday talk shows to explain—and double down on—his recent anti-party positions.
Riding around Manchester with Lou D'Allesandro as he rounds up votes and frets over Senator Jeanne Shaheen's chances against Scott Brown