Kevin McCarthy’s Bad Night

His path to the speakership became much more complicated once election results started appearing.

How History Might Remember—or Forget—the Next Congress

Could this be one of the least important elections of our lifetime?

A Midterm Premortem

Tomorrow’s takes today.

Investigations and Impeachments

Republicans prepare to take back the House—and make life difficult for President Joe Biden.

The Sweep: It’s Election Day!

Why you should ignore the early vote, and why bad polls might be good for democracy.

Decision 2022

To the polls! To the polls!

Will Colorado Choose a ‘Republican Joe Manchin’?

Senate candidate Joe O’Dea walks a fine line between touting his independence and alienating Colorado’s GOP base.

Democracy Was on the Ballot

Too late?

I’ll Pass on This Glorious Revolution

Such talk is fundamentally unserious and fundamentally immature.

‘Do Your Job or You Will Hang’

Election officials grapple with continuing distrust and threats ahead of Tuesday’s midterms.

Dems Face a Test After Tuesday

They want to see themselves as a force of goodness and light, but the truth is that both parties are unpopular.

Our Best Stuff From the Closing Days of the Midterm Campaign

Where the polls stand, how election laws have changed, and more.

Stirewaltisms: Crunched by the Numbers

Our last update before the midterms.

Unsolved Mysteries

Midterm edition.

Democracy Is Not on the Ballot

Don’t despair for democracy, fight for it.

All Eyes on the House

What are Republicans’ plans if they take the majority?