Congress

Democratic Divergence in the Old Obama Coalition

In this year’s midterms, Democrats held their own in North Carolina but got clobbered in Florida.

The End of the Pelosi Era

Plus: An interview with former House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Stirewaltisms: Lessons in Power at a Time of Transition

The similarities and differences between Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell.

Explaining New York’s Red Wave

Can Republicans build on the pickups they made in the Empire State?

Kevin McCarthy’s Journey Is Just Beginning

He remains House GOP leader, but that doesn’t guarantee him the speaker’s gavel.

House Republicans Choose Their Fighter

Plus: Will moderates flex any muscle? And a look at Democrats’ debt ceiling calculus.

Be Careful What You Wish For

For Republicans, a narrow House majority might be more trouble than it’s worth.

The Freedom Caucus’ Reform Opportunity

A narrow Republican majority would give the group tremendous leverage over House leadership.

What the Republican Ripple Means for Biden in 2024

A good night for his party could complicate efforts to push the president aside ahead of 2024.

Kevin McCarthy’s Bad Night

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

Investigations and Impeachments

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

Unsolved Mysteries

Midterm edition.

All Eyes on the House

What are Republicans’ plans if they take the majority?

Stop the Squeal

How a red wave might, or might not, wash away election denialism.

Pelosi Attack Reignites Concerns Over Lawmakers’ Safety

Capitol Police have made changes to respond to threats over the past year, but the tide keeps rising.

Progressives Push for a Ukraine Ceasefire

A group of Democrats is urging the White House to pursue a diplomatic end to Russia’s war as Republican support for Ukraine aid may be waning.