Former Republican governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels talks about institutions a lot, but he’s also taken a vow that backs up his belief in their importance: He refuses to directly talk about politics.
The appearance of Judge Amy Coney Barrett on President Trump’s shortlist of candidates for the Supreme Court has turned a spotlight on People of Praise, the small, previously obscure religious group she belongs to.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and I stood alone in a Senate office hallway a year ago, moments after Senate Republicans nuked the filibuster rule for Supreme Court nominees in order to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. “The Senate has been damaged to a degree that it hasn’t been in its history
The calls for civility are a distraction. But when you have a group of angry people confronting an individual, the person targeted will fear for their physical safety, and rightly so.
Joe Donnelly got lucky in his first Senate campaign, when his opponent self-destructed. Now he’s up for reelection as a Democrat in a conservative state, running on his record as a nonbombastic, competent bipartisan legislator. Can that work in the age of Trump?
Terry Sullivan, in an interview for “The Long Game,” a Yahoo News podcast, leveled his critique at both Republicans and Democrats, but said as a Republican he was more authorized to speak about that party’s drift.
The morning after Corey Stewart’s victory in the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Virginia, party officials assessed how their candidate might affect House races in November. They didn’t like what they saw.
Electoral reform experts believe ranked-choice voting has the potential to shake up the two-party system without destabilizing American politics. It is seen as a way to give voters more choices, reduce polarization, and make room for candidates to run as independents.
In Tuesday’s California congressional primaries, Democrats are energized, enthusiastic and eager to send Trump a message. Walter spoke to Yahoo News’ podcast, “The Long Game,” about the impact of California’s primary rules, and about the forces that created the desire for such a system.
Just five months before Democrats hope to send a resounding message to President Trump in midterm elections, their party is still divided on the hot-button issue of superdelegates.
Before Virginia Democrats can pop the victory champagne, they first need to decide what kind of candidate, and race, they want to run.
“I think you can say there's only, sadly, one thing important in our politics, and that is lots of money,” said Tim Roemer, who co-chairs a political reform group called Issue One.
A former adviser to Evan McMullin’s independent presidential campaign in 2016 is now in talks with a small group of U.S. senators to form a new caucus that would influence who is chosen as majority leader in 2019. “This group could say to the Republicans, ‘We’ll caucus with you … [but] we will not do
The Republican Senate primary in West Virginia is all about who is the Trumpiest. (Hint: It might be the candidate who was convicted of being responsible for a fatal mine explosion.)
An ad from a Republican Senate candidate shows a primary opponent genially greeting Hillary Clinton. The point is clear, but the meeting never happened. Ads like this risk undermining a consensus about the truth.
Eric Greitens ran for Missouri governor with no backing from the state Republican Party and won. Now his legal troubles threaten to bring down the whole Republican slate, but the party has no leverage to make him quit.
Over the last half-century, political power has devolved from party functionaries to ordinary citizens voting in primaries. That has made the system more democratic — but also more susceptible to manipulation by populist demagogues. Some political scientists think it’s time to take another look.
Barbara Comstock, a moderate House Republican from Virginia, is running for reelection in a suburban district that has been trending Democratic — a model for what is happening in other similar districts around the country. Can she achieve enough distance from Donald Trump to pull it off?
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., evangelicals gathered in Memphis Tuesday to assess where their movement stands in relation to King’s mission and ministry. The consensus of the speakers was they were falling short.
President Trump hints there was something nefarious about the wife of Andrew McCabe, the fired FBI official, accepting a campaign contribution from the former Democratic governor of Virginia. What’s the real story?
Unite America, formerly The Centrist Project, a group hoping to create a third political force in America, on Tuesday named the two candidates it plans to run for the U.S. Senate in November.
Eric Metaxas, who wrote a bestselling biography of the anti-Nazi pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, surprised his friends when he came out in support of Donald Trump. And nothing that has happened since the election has changed his mind. Jon Ward explores what led him to this position and how he deals with
The world that made Bill Graham, the cohesive culture of postwar America, is gone, and no one preacher will ever again unite all strains of evangelical Christianity as he did.
North Carolina state Sen. Dan Bishop is “not focused on individual dignity, on freedom, economic development [and] limited government,” GOP primary challenger Beth Monaghan said.