While much of the focus has been on moderate Republican lawmakers, like Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, the White House has equally been focused on staunch conservatives like Ted Cruz, who could also make or break President Trump’s potential nominee.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a centrist Democrat from North Dakota, was already facing a tough reelection battle this fall — and the looming battle over a soon-to-be-vacant Supreme Court seat is unlikely to make her campaign easier.
Stumping for Rep. Kevin Cramer in his race with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the president told his audience that Democrats would “destroy your freedoms.”
Tennessee’s very conservative Rep. Marsha Blackburn, running for the Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker, is used to breaking glass ceilings — quietly.
It’s been a long time since Charlie Dillard went to bed hungry, but he still chokes up thinking about it. Growing up poor in the Mississippi Delta in the 1960s, there were days when he and his eight brothers and sisters had only a slice of cornbread or a spoonful of syrup apiece, and that was it.
In October, Sen. John McCain told CNN’s Jake Tapper how he hoped Americans would remember him when he’s gone. “He served his country,” McCain said. “And not always right. Made a lot of mistakes. Made a lot of errors. But served his country. And I hope you could add ‘honorably.’”
Trump’s trade policies may be helping some steel companies — and steelworkers — but China is threatening to retaliate with tariffs on American agricultural exports. Farmers in this Illinois town are worried about losing their market.
While her husband was the linchpin of a multigenerational political dynasty, Barbara Bush, with her shock of white hair and trademark pearls, provided much of the steel in the family.
The former governor's surprise decision to jump into the race in December put Tennessee’s Senate campaign on the national map, giving Democrats a slim chance at regaining control of the U.S. Senate this fall.
The once-bustling storefronts along Broad Street in downtown Selma, where many activists made history, are now mostly empty, and homes and factories sit abandoned.
The tragically short life of war photojournalist Chris Hondros — and the changing role that dangerous profession plays in our understanding of world conflicts — is explored in a new documentary film.
Pastors and parishioners are increasingly training themselves to use firearms in the aftermath of church shootings around the country.
In one of the 'forgotten towns' Trump talked about in his campaign — and that strongly supported him — people still feel forgotten. And a girls' basketball game provoked more excitement than the State of the Union.
Twenty years on, Jonesboro, Ark., is still traumatized by an attack carried out by two middle-school boys — and how survivors deal with the knowledge that the killers are now grown men and free from prison.
Frank Pomeroy, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, talked to the New York Times about dealing with his grief from the attack.
Nearly a week after the killings, authorities still have not given an official explanation of Kelley’s motive, beyond saying that he was engaged in a “domestic dispute” with his mother-in-law, Michelle Shields, who regularly attended the church but was not there that morning.
Police, grief counselors and journalists all descended on Sutherland Springs in the wake of the church massacre, trying to help and looking for answers.
From her café across the road, Terrie Smith heard the gunfire at the First Baptist Church and saw the black-clad gunman. A wounded survivor fled the church and took shelter with her and others. “We’re a good community,” she says.
October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas raised questions because Stephen Paddock appeared to have no motivation. It now appears that recent financial losses may have played a part, but much remains a mystery.
The world knew right away what was behind the terror attack in New York City, but a month after the Las Vegas massacre, the gunman's motives — and crucial details of what happened that night — remain a mystery.
In the nearly two weeks since Stephen Paddock rained gunfire on concertgoers in Las Vegas, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has become the face of the ongoing investigation.
The name sounded familiar, but when a worker at the Tropicana Casino and Resort saw the first public photo of Stephen Paddock, she recognized the man who police say shot and killed at least 58 people and injured more than 489 at a concert here Sunday night.
A man points to broken out windows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Monday where police say accused shooter Stephen Paddock took deadly aim at concertgoers. LAS VEGAS — Some said it sounded like fireworks — a rapid pop-pop, pop-pop-pop that suddenly interrupted country star Jason Aldean during