The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics.
Last month, Harley Rouda advanced to the general election after finishing 125 votes ahead of his closest rival. His goal for November is to unseat the only candidate who finished ahead of him: 15-term congressman Dana Rohrabacher, an eccentric, pro-Russia Republican.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Kamala Harris, both California Democrats, will play a key role in the interrogation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The respective styles and attitudes of these women also reflect the battle over the future of the party.
During his remarks at the Republican Party’s state convention in Las Vegas, Trump weighed in on the Senate race between GOP incumbent Dean Heller and Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen. Heller is the only Republican senator running for another term in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.
The Democrats are reeling from the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring. They could try to use the so-called quorum rule to block Republicans from tipping the balance of the court — but they probably won't.
Democrats are already plotting about how to motivate and mobilize the 66 percent of voters who oppose Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Gavin Newsom, the charismatic former mayor of San Francisco, is almost certain to become the next governor of California and a major force in the Democratic Party. Can he deliver on his progressive agenda while moving the party into a post-Bernie, post-Hillary future?
For the next 24 hours, California will be the center of the political universe — with repercussions that will almost certainly reshape this fall’s high-stakes midterm elections. Here’s everything you need to know about Tuesday’s key Golden State primaries.
Medicare access, federal job guarantees, debt-free college, post-office banks and more: There’s no shortage of progressive ideas for the Democratic platform in 2020.
The press is framing Democratic primary contests as "establishment" versus "outsiders," but in fact, the categories blur, and both wings of the party have done well so far.
Ahead of California’s nonpartisan primaries, the national Democratic Party is trying to winnow the field of contenders to avoid splitting the progressive vote. It’s a sound strategy, but the candidates pressured to drop out aren’t happy about it.
Democrat Gavin Newsom is likely to be the next governor of California. But there’s a primary to get through first, and the outcome of that could have significant consequences for the rest of the country.
The president nudged Danny Tarkanian to drop his GOP primary challenge against Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and instead run for a vacated U.S. House seat.
Latino voters often don’t turn out in large numbers for midterms, but Democrats are hoping that won’t be the case this year — and Donald Trump, visiting California to inspect models for his border wall, may be helping them.
Last weekend, California Democrats withheld their endorsement from U.S. Sen. Feinstein, who's up for reelection. Most of their support went to state Sen. de León, who's a rising star in the party. That upset will be hard to repeat in November.
Democrats angry House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes over the release of a controversial memo are now looking at the possibility of defeating him at the ballot box in the 2018 midterms.
President Trump has waged war on the media, to the delight of his base and with the unspoken – or explicit – support of his party. Now, on the floor of the Senate, one Republican, Jeff Flake of Arizona, has denounced Trump for labeling the press “the enemy of the people,” a phrase also used by Stalin
Two veteran GOP congressmen representing California’s Orange County, Darrell Issa and Ed Royce, just announced their retirements, a hopeful sign for Democrats. But can they capitalize on it to flip the House?
Many Democrats have given up on compromise and centrism, but Kyrsten Sinema — a three-term member of the House from Arizona, a bisexual, secular triathlete — believes it’s a viable strategy as she prepares to run for the Senate in her mostly red state.
Democrats are flooding into key House races, but could too many candidates hurt the party’s chances on retaking Congress? California’s nonpartisan primary system may play a role here.