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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Idaho voters divided on state of nation

Voters casting midterm election ballots in Idaho are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.


Trump views midterms through presidency-defining lens

President Donald Trump spent Election Day calling allies, tweeting endorsements and following news coverage, after concluding a six-day rally blitz in Missouri late Monday. Trump packed his closing argument with …


Robert J. Samuelson: A wasted campaign?

We’ll know soon who won the fiercely contested midterm elections, but we already know who lost: We all did. What’s been missing is any realistic engagement with the difficult issues …


Nothing certain on the eve of first Trump-era elections

Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s monopoly in Washington and statehouses …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

Campaigns make final push to galvanize voters for midterms

The 2018 midterms, a campaign that seemingly launched the day after Donald Trump was elected president two years ago, is climaxing in the shadow of a bomb plot targeting Democratic …


Women marched, then ran: will they win in record numbers?

Gender politics have been a defining issue of this election cycle, beginning back with the mobilization by women against the victory and inauguration of President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Oprah makes rare campaign appearance for Stacey Abrams

In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week’s election.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Trump: Number of troops sent to border could reach 15,000

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the number of military troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexican border could reach 15,000 – roughly double the number the Pentagon said it currently plans …


Senate slipping away as Dems fight to preserve blue wave

In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It’s whether there will be a wave at all.


Want election results? On West Coast, patience is required

If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington state and California, the nation might have to wait days to learn the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It …


Dana Milbank: The midterms are all about Trump

President Trump is getting his wish: It’s all about him.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Obama issues scathing critique of Trump, ‘politics of fear’

Former President Barack Obama issued a scorching critique of his successor Friday, blasting President Donald Trump’s pattern of pressuring the Justice Department, his policies and reminding voters that the economic …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

Trump: Russia probe ‘really, really unfair for the midterms’

President Donald Trump said Friday that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential is not only bad for the country, “it’s really unfair for our midterms.”


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 5:32 p.m.

Russian meddling in 2018 vote is no certainty, but a concern

Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms

Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

Election crackdown runs into speed-tweeting human ‘bots’

Twitter and other sites also have targeted automated or robot-like accounts known as bots, which authorities say were used to cloak efforts by foreign governments and political bad actors in …


GOP grumbles as Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

President Donald Trump’s strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he’s complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Trump delaying NAFTA deal until after midterm elections

President Donald Trump intends to delay signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the fall midterm elections, a move aimed at reaching a better …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:36 p.m.

Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in U.S.

Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections.


Republican chaos on immigration shows issue’s risks for GOP

The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the issue is for a party that badly needs unity heading into the elections …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 8:19 a.m.

Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

He is the Republican Party’s most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere.


States await election security reviews as primaries heat up

With the midterm congressional primaries about to go into full swing, the Department of Homeland Security has completed security reviews of election systems in only about half the states that …


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 2:46 p.m.

Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out …


GOP devotes $250M to midterm strategy: Keep House majority

The Republican National Committee has committed $250 million to a midterm election strategy that has one goal above all else: Preserve the party’s House majority for the rest of President …


UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

Will GOP accomplishments in Congress be enough for voters?

With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough to convince voters to give Republicans …


After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

Alabama, one of the most conservative states in the country, with one of the most evangelical electorates, is sending an abortion-rights supporter to the U.S. Senate, despite GOP efforts to …


Charles Krauthammer: Winning the Senate is critical for GOP

You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda. You can’t win presidential elections that way. It is therefore vitally important for Republicans to win the Senate in 2014. Here’s …


GOP far ahead in race for ad money

WASHINGTON – In one way at least, the fight for control of Congress is grossly one-sided. Just five weeks from midterm elections, groups allied with the Republican Party and financed …