“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.
Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Bobby Kennedy's grandson, who will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union, has the burden of living up to his family's legacy without seeming to trade on it.
Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus's endorsement of Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir in the Republican Senate primary is a sign that the party is behind her in a primary fight with a former U.S. Marine.
Many Christian pastors and educators were deeply troubled President Trump’s demeaning language about some foreign countries — less because of the vulgar language he used than the racist views it implied. Many churches have sent missions to Haiti and appreciate their struggles.
The seeds for the epic meltdown in the Trump-Bannon relationship were sown in the contentious Alabama Senate special election, when Bannon’s candidate, Roy Moore, lost to Democrat Doug Jones — embarrassing the former White House aide and empowering his sworn enemy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Paul Ryan, as 2017 wound down, looked like a man who had dodged a meteor strike. The Republican House speaker from Wisconsin, in fact, looked like a man who had been relieved of a great weight at his weekly press conference in the final days of his party’s push to pass a massive tax cut through Congress
In going all in on Roy Moore’s Senate campaign, Steve Bannon gambled and lost — big. His insurgency against the Republican establishment now looks increasingly uncertain.
In Alabama, religion brings people together — but blacks and whites still see the controversial Senate race through very different eyes.
“If you don’t believe in my character, don’t vote for me,” embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore told Alabama voters at a rally Tuesday night.
The nation’s divisions are growing dangerously deep and wide. Yet, “When you turn from symbols to policy, there’s less polarization,” says Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducts the American Values Survey.
Warren Throckmorton, a psychologist and evangelical Christian, once believed gays could turn straight if they wanted to. But science has convinced him otherwise. And direct experience with members of the LGBT community has made him question his religious assumptions about the issue.
When Steve Bannon backed Roy Moore in the Republican Senate primary in Alabama, it looked like a shrewd move, and Bannon said his target was the Senate Majority Leader. Now that Moore’s candidacy is in question, so is Bannon’s influence.