Republican Party

GOP Frontrunner for North Carolina Governor Gets a Republican Challenger

Bill Graham will have support from party insiders made nervous by Mark Robinson’s political baggage.

Jim Jordan Pushing for Support Ahead of Tuesday Floor Vote

Plus: Doug Burgum talks about his underdog campaign.

The Rise of the Republican Echo-System

Obsession with purity caused GOP dysfunction well before Donald Trump came along.

‘Congress is Going to Have to Steel Ourselves’

Lawmakers are backing Israel in next phase of conflict.

Shooting the Hostage

Should Democrats have rescued Kevin McCarthy?

RFK JR. Could Play Spoiler, but Not for Biden

He’s more popular with right-leaning Americans than with Democrats.

Nikki Haley and Tim Scott’s Collision Course

Plus: Donald Trump hopes to shut down more GOP debates.

The Potemkin Debate

Will it be the last?

Fiscal Wishes Meet Shutdown Realities

A government shutdown won’t actually improve America’s fiscal trajectory.

The Politics of Bob

How much credit do Democrats deserve for turning against Menendez?

How to Think About Party Dissolution

Realignment is a more likely outcome than a major party imploding.

GOP Calls to Abolish the Department of Education, Explained

The department has been controversial since its inception, but it’s difficult to eliminate a Cabinet department.

Politics of Principle, Politics of Power

And what happens when you forgo the former for the latter.

The ‘Mean to Mitt’ Theory

Enough already.

For Glenn Youngkin, Home Is Where the Heart Appears to Be

The Virginia governor is managing endless chatter about 2024 but seems laser-focused on flipping the state Senate.

Dave McCormick to Announce Pennsylvania Senate Run in Pittsburgh

The Republican has broad support for the nomination to face Democratic Sen. Bob Casey.