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May 24, 2022, 7:36 PM

Down-ballot primaries speak to future of both parties: The Note

The Georgia governor's Republican primary is Tuesday’s main event in a critical state that will be closely watched this midterm year and well beyond
May 24, 2022, 7:36 PM
Down-ballot primaries speak to future of both parties: The Note
May 24, 2022, 10:53 AM

Big spread of 'big lie' comes into view for GOP: The Note

Republican candidates that would oversee or help certify future elections are running in four states voting in primaries on Tuesday: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas
May 24, 2022, 10:53 AM
Big spread of 'big lie' comes into view for GOP: The Note
May 20, 2022, 10:25 AM

'Ultra-MAGA' frame gains traction for Democrats: The Note

Former President Donald Trump has already injected election conspiracy theories into Pennsylvania's Senate primary, which is almost certainly headed to a recount.
May 20, 2022, 10:25 AM
'Ultra-MAGA' frame gains traction for Democrats: The Note
May 19, 2022, 3:57 PM

Pennsylvania GOP reaps what Trump sows: The Note

Next week brings more races, notably in Georgia and Texas, where pro-Trump candidates have endorsed lies and conspiracy theories about the 2020 race.
May 19, 2022, 3:57 PM
Pennsylvania GOP reaps what Trump sows: The Note
May 18, 2022, 10:32 AM

Trump stumbles but MAGA still wins inside Pennsylvania GOP: The Note

One headline of the night was the primary loss of Rep. Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina.
May 18, 2022, 10:32 AM
Trump stumbles but MAGA still wins inside Pennsylvania GOP: The Note
May 17, 2022, 10:48 AM

GOP alarms sound on Herschel Walker in Georgia: The Note

Trump’s backing of Herschel Walker for Senate leaves him in commanding position despite avoiding debates with GOP rivals and facing allegations of abuse.
May 17, 2022, 10:48 AM
GOP alarms sound on Herschel Walker in Georgia: The Note
May 16, 2022, 10:37 AM
Biden and Trump both face tests in next stretch of primaries: The Note
May 13, 2022, 3:06 PM

MAGA brawls with itself in next primaries up: The Note

In next week's primaries in battleground states, including Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Trumpism is brawling with itself inside the Republican Party.
May 13, 2022, 3:06 PM
MAGA brawls with itself in next primaries up: The Note
May 12, 2022, 10:20 AM

Inflation, abortion vote showcase Democrats’ governing limits: The Note

Democrats' latest midterm messaging is heavy on blame.
May 12, 2022, 10:20 AM
Inflation, abortion vote showcase Democrats’ governing limits: The Note
May 11, 2022, 11:53 AM

Red states deliver split decision on Trump-backed candidates: The Note

Republican primary voters delivered conflicting messaging on Tuesday in a pair of states that former President Donald Trump carried comfortably in 2020.
May 11, 2022, 11:53 AM
Red states deliver split decision on Trump-backed candidates: The Note
May 10, 2022, 10:29 AM

'Big lie' and more at stake in Manchin vs. MAGA showdown: The Note

Voters in West Virginia on Tuesday will sort through a most unusual and particularly vicious primary.
May 10, 2022, 10:29 AM
'Big lie' and more at stake in Manchin vs. MAGA showdown: The Note
May 9, 2022, 10:43 AM

GOP pushback builds against Trump primary picks: The Note

Former President Donald Trump’s hope of triumphs against incumbent governors appear to be fading in states including Georgia and Idaho.
May 9, 2022, 10:43 AM
GOP pushback builds against Trump primary picks: The Note
May 6, 2022, 12:43 PM

Legislative odds still favor GOP in abortion battles: The Note

Abortion opponents have largely taken the expected good news from the high court as a call for further action.
May 6, 2022, 12:43 PM
Legislative odds still favor GOP in abortion battles: The Note
May 5, 2022, 10:18 AM

Democrats seek new claim on working class in Senate battles: The Note

Democrats emerging this primary season will find themselves drafting behind some messaging of the president, whose working-class roots are part of his political identity.
May 5, 2022, 10:18 AM
Democrats seek new claim on working class in Senate battles: The Note
May 4, 2022, 11:41 AM

Abortion ruling upends midterm season with unequal anger: The Note

For Democrats, losing Roe v. Wade is cause for anger about losing a constitutional right to abortion and potentially much more.
May 4, 2022, 11:41 AM
Abortion ruling upends midterm season with unequal anger: The Note
May 3, 2022, 11:00 AM

SCOTUS bombshell lands as Ohio tests Trump and Biden: The Note

The first major primary voting of 2022 will test the style of both men, with the Supreme Court bombshell landing on the midterm landscape just as voting heats up.
May 3, 2022, 11:00 AM
SCOTUS bombshell lands as Ohio tests Trump and Biden: The Note
May 2, 2022, 12:28 PM

Biden poll uptick likely less than meets the eye: The Note

Democrats have been looking for positive signs to shape their messaging.
May 2, 2022, 12:28 PM
Biden poll uptick likely less than meets the eye: The Note
1 month ago

COVID politics sour for Biden: The Note

President Joe Biden plans to attend the White House Correspondents' Association dinner amid Vice President Kamala Harris testing positive for Covid-19.
1 month ago
COVID politics sour for Biden: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats seek to reframe border debate: The Note

A range of immigration advocates and their allies in Congress are arguing that it doesn’t have to be this way for Democrats.
1 month ago
Democrats seek to reframe border debate: The Note
1 month ago

McCarthy’s free speech problem inside GOP: The Note

This is a particularly awkward time for House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy's colleagues to learn what he had to say about some of the firebrands in his conference.
1 month ago
McCarthy’s free speech problem inside GOP: The Note
1 month ago

'Big lie' animates GOP primaries ahead of voting season: The Note

Former President Donald Trump's false claims about the 2020 election are a huge issue in a small number of Republican primaries playing out this spring and summer.
1 month ago
'Big lie' animates GOP primaries ahead of voting season: The Note
1 month ago

Biden reopens intraparty wounds with 1st primary play: The Note

Late Saturday, the announcement came from the campaign of Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., that Biden endorsed Schrader.
1 month ago
Biden reopens intraparty wounds with 1st primary play: The Note
1 month ago

Jan. 6 fallout plays across split screens and split realities: The Note

Over the next 48 hours, there’s a version of political reality set to play out at a county fairgrounds in Ohio and in a convention center in Michigan.
1 month ago
Jan. 6 fallout plays across split screens and split realities: The Note
1 month ago

GOP flips own script in fighting corporate 'wokeness': The Note

It’s been left to Democrats to defend a giant corporation that’s long been central to the Sunshine State’s tourism industry.
1 month ago
GOP flips own script in fighting corporate 'wokeness': The Note
1 month ago

DeSantis takes culture wars well beyond Florida: The Note

Gov. Ron DeSantis has positioned himself to wipe out the redistricting gains Democrats scored across the entire country,
1 month ago
DeSantis takes culture wars well beyond Florida: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats define new foe in tax debate: The Note

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., generally doesn’t need help getting the word out about his proposals. Democrats, though, want to make him and his plans famous.
1 month ago
Democrats define new foe in tax debate: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats send mixed signals on oil and border politics: The Note

There continues to be broad agreement in the Democratic Party about its dire political outlook. Where they lack agreement is on what can or should be done to respond.
1 month ago
Democrats send mixed signals on oil and border politics: The Note
1 month ago

Red states push along fresh fault lines: The Note

The parade of red-state governors and legislators pushing their advantage on a range of significant social issues has continued unabated.
1 month ago
Red states push along fresh fault lines: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats fear political strengths melting into weaknesses: The Note

Democrats now find themselves in the awkward position of having a firm sense of their political liabilities but broad dissension about what should be done about them.
1 month ago
Democrats fear political strengths melting into weaknesses: The Note
1 month ago

'Big lie' still a big deal inside GOP grassroots: The Note

Twice this week alone, state and local Republican Party gatherings showcased the resonance of the "big lie" about the 2020 elections.
1 month ago
'Big lie' still a big deal inside GOP grassroots: The Note
1 month ago

Biden heads to Iowa to confront Democrats' rural woes: The Note

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president sees the trip as an example of how he governs on behalf of "all people, whether you voted for him or not."
1 month ago
Biden heads to Iowa to confront Democrats' rural woes: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats' enthusiasm problems worsen ahead of midterms: The Note

ABC/Ipsos polling over the last few months shows almost no movement in Biden’s approval across a range of issues.
1 month ago
Democrats' enthusiasm problems worsen ahead of midterms: The Note
2 months ago

Trump endorsements draw scrutiny inside GOP: The Note

Trump's status as the most popular figure inside the GOP is not in serious question. But his role as a power broker is on the line.
2 months ago
Trump endorsements draw scrutiny inside GOP: The Note
2 months ago

Abortion maneuverings deepen divisions: The Note

State-level action on abortion policies has been downright dizzying in red and blue states.
2 months ago
Abortion maneuverings deepen divisions: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats seek gas-price foils in 'Big Oil' CEOs: The Note

House members will hear from top executives at six major energy companies on a quite unsubtle topic: "Gouged at the Gas Station: Big Oil and America's Pain at the Pump."
2 months ago
Democrats seek gas-price foils in 'Big Oil' CEOs: The Note
2 months ago

Obama returns to White House as reminders of his tenure abound: The Note

Former President Barack Obama will be at the White House on Tuesday for the first time since he left the presidency.
2 months ago
Obama returns to White House as reminders of his tenure abound: The Note
2 months ago

Border politics worsen for Biden: The Note

Biden administration’s announcement that strict pandemic border restrictions that have been in place for more than two years, known as Title 42, will end next month.
2 months ago
Border politics worsen for Biden: The Note
2 months ago

Landscape in flux ahead of primary voting: The Note

As April of the midterm election year begins, four states still haven’t finished drawing congressional districts that will be filled in mere months.
2 months ago
Landscape in flux ahead of primary voting: The Note
2 months ago

GOP primaries take nasty turn, even without Trump: The Note

The leading GOP Senate candidates in Pennsylvania will all share a stage for the first time Wednesday.
2 months ago
GOP primaries take nasty turn, even without Trump: The Note
2 months ago

Politicized decisions still loom around Jan. 6: The Note

President Joe Biden declined to comment on the latest revelations about Ginni Thomas’ efforts to urge officials to try to overturn the election.
2 months ago
Politicized decisions still loom around Jan. 6: The Note
2 months ago

Biden’s words spark war within war: The Note

After President Joe Biden said Putin "cannot remain in power," the White House leapt to explain that the president was not endorsing regime change as a policy matter.
2 months ago
Biden’s words spark war within war: The Note
2 months ago

'Big lie' takes new twists for GOP: The Note

Trump heads to Georgia this weekend and he'll almost certainly attack incumbent Republicans who rightly say he lost the election.
2 months ago
'Big lie' takes new twists for GOP: The Note
2 months ago

McConnell takes wins on party unity, despite Trump: The Note

McConnell's view of how the GOP should be shaping itself is winning out a bit more than Trump’s, at least for now.
2 months ago
McConnell takes wins on party unity, despite Trump: The Note
2 months ago

GOP uses Jackson hearing to inflame tensions over race, crime: The Note

Attacks from GOP senators have spanned from her sentencing of child porn offenders to her defense of terrorist suspects and her familiarity with critical race theory.
2 months ago
GOP uses Jackson hearing to inflame tensions over race, crime: The Note
2 months ago

GOP focuses on crime as questions for Jackson begin: The Note

GOP senators focus squarely on issues of crime at Jackson confirmation hearings.
2 months ago
GOP focuses on crime as questions for Jackson begin: The Note
2 months ago

Confirmation hearings test vanishing middle: The Note

Credibility aside, Sen. Josh Hawley and other ambitious Republicans on the committee have access to a valuable megaphone in questioning Jackson over the coming days.
2 months ago
Confirmation hearings test vanishing middle: The Note
2 months ago

Tough questions ahead for Ketanji Brown Jackson at SCOTUS hearings: The Note

Monday will mark the beginning of hearings for the historic Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
2 months ago
Tough questions ahead for Ketanji Brown Jackson at SCOTUS hearings: The Note
2 months ago

Ukraine revealing GOP’s drift from Trump: The Note

GOP officeholders and office-seekers won't admit it, but for many, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has them publicly agreeing more with President Joe Biden than with Trump.
2 months ago
Ukraine revealing GOP’s drift from Trump: The Note
2 months ago

Biden, Congress get a Zelenskyy test: The Note

On Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets a rare honor of a remote speech in front of members of Congress.
2 months ago
Biden, Congress get a Zelenskyy test: The Note
2 months ago

Limits emerge to blame-Putin politics: The Note

There's reason to think blaming Putin could be effective. There's also reason to think that won't be nearly enough.
2 months ago
Limits emerge to blame-Putin politics: The Note