The Freedom Caucus’ Reform Opportunity

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

When Notoriety Won’t Win Elections

Democratic candidates such as Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams get lots of attention and millions in donations but keep coming up short.

Congratulations on a Successful Midterm Election 

DDoS attacks and vote counting glitches shouldn’t shake your confidence in our amazing system.

The End of the Tracks for the Trump Train?

Plus: What’s next for the pro-life movement?

Election Deniers Denied—Mostly

Voters repudiated many of Donald Trump’s favored 'Stop the Steal' candidates in state-level races.

Fact Checking Claims About Voting in Detroit

A claim by Donald Trump is misleading.

Donald Trump Built This

He was the prime mover of the GOP’s faceplant.

Trump’s Nightmare Scenario?

A midterm postmortem.

The Red Wave That Never Was

What to make of Republicans’ failure to notch sweeping gains Tuesday night.

Primary Meddling Pays Off for Democrats

Boosting Trump-aligned candidates ended up working to Democrats’ advantage.

The End of ‘Stop the Steal’?

Republicans discover the limits of ignoring the big tent.

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.

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.