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September 30, 2022, 10:09 AM

GOP seeks a blend of MAGA and mainstream: The Note

As the midterm elections approach, the never-Trump wing of the GOP has largely faded -- leaving MAGA candidates and Republicans who embrace Trumpism to a point
September 30, 2022, 10:09 AM
GOP seeks a blend of MAGA and mainstream: The Note
September 29, 2022, 10:29 AM

White House digs in on Biden's gaffe about dead congresswoman: The Note

The scene in the White House briefing room on Wednesday after Joe Biden mentioned Jackie Walorski spoke to a political vulnerability of the president and his party
September 29, 2022, 10:29 AM
White House digs in on Biden's gaffe about dead congresswoman: The Note
September 28, 2022, 10:27 AM

'Moderate' positioning could define GOP success in 2022: The Note

Mehmet Oz is running for Senate in Pennsylvania with Trump's backing but, when asked by ABC News if he considers himself "MAGA," he responded with a different m-word
September 28, 2022, 10:27 AM
'Moderate' positioning could define GOP success in 2022: The Note
September 27, 2022, 6:16 PM

How Black voter turnout will shape Georgia governor's race: The Note

There are signs that Democrats, in Georgia's Stacey Abrams race against Brian Kemp and across the country, should be concerned about Black voter turnout
September 27, 2022, 6:16 PM
How Black voter turnout will shape Georgia governor's race: The Note
September 26, 2022, 10:36 AM

Pelosi raises stakes as Democrats confront stark new polls: The Note

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes to have a "choice" midterm election around issues that are specific and tangible but, taken together, are almost unimaginably broad
September 26, 2022, 10:36 AM
Pelosi raises stakes as Democrats confront stark new polls: The Note
September 23, 2022, 4:50 PM

Kevin McCarthy's 'commitment' to voters punts on divisive choices: The Note

The outline developed by Kevin McCarthy and his team does not include specific bills he would pledge to pass if Republicans win the House in the midterms
September 23, 2022, 4:50 PM
Kevin McCarthy's 'commitment' to voters punts on divisive choices: The Note
September 22, 2022, 10:15 AM

Election denials take on new relevance in battleground states: The Note

Given the number of GOP candidates who deny the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election might, some might, like with Arizona secretary of state, oversee the next one
September 22, 2022, 10:15 AM
Election denials take on new relevance in battleground states: The Note
September 21, 2022, 12:42 PM

Senate polls tighten as border, crime grow as issues: The Note

There are fresh signs of the political climate shifting yet again ahead of the midterms.
September 21, 2022, 12:42 PM
Senate polls tighten as border, crime grow as issues: The Note
September 20, 2022, 12:55 PM

Migrant stunts bring blowback and outrage: The Note

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott have managed to move immigration and border debates to Martha's Vineyard and to Massachusetts Avenue in Washington
September 20, 2022, 12:55 PM
Migrant stunts bring blowback and outrage: The Note
September 19, 2022, 10:14 AM

Biden closes door on COVID, opens one on 2024: The Note

President Joe Biden said on "60 Minutes" that it's his intention to run in 2024, but it's not a firm decision
September 19, 2022, 10:14 AM
Biden closes door on COVID, opens one on 2024: The Note
September 16, 2022, 12:39 PM

GOP leaders seek base-driving narratives: The Note

A few prominent Republican figures made major political moves that sure look like stunts, even if they carry significant messaging and human impact
September 16, 2022, 12:39 PM
GOP leaders seek base-driving narratives: The Note
September 15, 2022, 2:21 PM

Ticket-splitting could hold hope for candidates in both parties: The Note

Ticket-splitters are increasingly looking like they not only are out there but that they could determine midterm races in a range of battleground states
September 15, 2022, 2:21 PM
Ticket-splitting could hold hope for candidates in both parties: The Note
September 14, 2022, 3:58 PM

Graham tees up risky abortion-restriction play for GOP: The Note

On the very day of rough inflation numbers, Sen. Lindsey Graham put forward a bill that would ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks
September 14, 2022, 3:58 PM
Graham tees up risky abortion-restriction play for GOP: The Note
September 13, 2022, 10:44 AM

New Hampshire voters close out 'candidate quality' primaries: The Note

The New Hampshire primary will mark the latest chapter in the debate inside the GOP over what Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has called "candidate quality."
September 13, 2022, 10:44 AM
New Hampshire voters close out 'candidate quality' primaries: The Note
September 12, 2022, 10:06 AM

Democrats face further pre-midterm infighting: The Note

Familiar dynamics and names are again at the center of it all.
September 12, 2022, 10:06 AM
Democrats face further pre-midterm infighting: The Note
September 9, 2022, 11:20 AM

Queen Elizabeth's passing marks the end of multiple political eras: The Note

The death of Queen Elizabeth II marks the end of any number of eras -- after reigning for nearly a third of American history, though all or parts of 14 presidencies
September 9, 2022, 11:20 AM
Queen Elizabeth's passing marks the end of multiple political eras: The Note
1 month ago

Democrats go on offense over abortion rights and more: The Note

Democrats aren't wasting post-Labor Day time before going on the offense for the midterms: defending democratic institutions, selling legislative accomplishments and more
1 month ago
Democrats go on offense over abortion rights and more: The Note
1 month ago

Dual-referendum election brings diverging midterm paths: The Note

Biden's stark attack on "MAGA Republicans" last week and people he called "Trumpies" on Monday was met primarily by silence from Democrats in battleground states.
1 month ago
Dual-referendum election brings diverging midterm paths: The Note
1 month ago

Biden identifies 2022 campaign opponents: MAGA and Trump: The Note

President Joe Biden is signaling that he wants to make the 2022 election about former President Donald Trump – and about the movement he still leads.
1 month ago
Biden identifies 2022 campaign opponents: MAGA and Trump: The Note
1 month ago

Biden's 'soul of the nation' argument gets refresh via Trump: The Note

Joe Biden is back in his native Pennsylvania on Thursday for a primetime speech that will bookend one of the more peculiar days in a strange era of politics
1 month ago
 Biden's 'soul of the nation' argument gets refresh via Trump: The Note
1 month ago

Biden and Trump's Pennsylvania events frame midterms for both parties: The Note

Joe Biden will speak in Pennsylvania on police funding, Gavin Newsom fuels presidential 2024 chatter and Beto O'Rourke recovers from an infection
1 month ago
Biden and Trump's Pennsylvania events frame midterms for both parties: The Note
1 month ago

Post-Dobbs landscape fuels Democrats' optimism: The Note

The Supreme Court abortion ruling overturning Roe v. Wade appears to have brought a turnout backlash that's come through in a series of special elections
1 month ago
Post-Dobbs landscape fuels Democrats' optimism: The Note
1 month ago

Advantages of incumbency could scramble midterm races: The Note

President Joe Biden is making a case about the midterms to voters, starting with a Democratic National Committee event Thursday night in Maryland
1 month ago
Advantages of incumbency could scramble midterm races: The Note
1 month ago

Anxiety, optimism mix for Democrats as Biden works to reframe midterms: The Note

Joe Biden's list of accomplishments has grown significantly in recent weeks, including Wednesday’s announcement of a partial federal student-loan cancellation
1 month ago
Anxiety, optimism mix for Democrats as Biden works to reframe midterms: The Note
1 month ago

Center holds for Democrats in Florida primaries: The Note

In Florida, Charlie Crist is offering a Biden-style appeal toward moderation and healing as an answer to the conservative warrior Ron DeSantis
1 month ago
Center holds for Democrats in Florida primaries: The Note
1 month ago

Ron DeSantis gets his moment -- and an opponent: The Note

Is Florida's Ron DeSantis the next George W. Bush or the next Scott Walker -- or might he be the next Donald Trump?
1 month ago
Ron DeSantis gets his moment -- and an opponent: The Note
1 month ago

Trump legal battles help establish lanes for 2024: The Note

The two weeks since the FBI's Mar-a-Lago search haven't clarified much for Donald Trump -- but it has helped establish lanes in a 2024 Republican field
1 month ago
Trump legal battles help establish lanes for 2024: The Note
1 month ago

Mounting legal troubles a potential threat to a Trump 2024 run: The Note

A flurry of developments in investigations pertaining to Donald Trump and his businesses serve as a reminder of the serious legal liability that could await him.
1 month ago
Mounting legal troubles a potential threat to a Trump 2024 run: The Note
1 month ago

Pence’s latest public parting with Trump fuels more 2024 speculation: The Note

Former Vice President Mike Pence has again publicly broken with former President Donald Trump -- this time in talking about Jan. 6 committee and the FBI investigation
1 month ago
Pence’s latest public parting with Trump fuels more 2024 speculation: The Note
1 month ago

Cheney vows to continue election lie fight, sparks 2024 fodder in concession: The Note

The outcome of the most anticipated primary has arrived with a predictable result: Rep. Liz Cheney has been given the axe by members of her own party in her home state
1 month ago
Cheney vows to continue election lie fight, sparks 2024 chatter: The Note
2 months ago

Trump looms as Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski face tough primaries: The Note

Tuesday's primaries in Wyoming and Alaska are a test of the effectiveness of Donald Trump's political vendetta against those who have broken with him
2 months ago
Trump looms as Liz Cheney and Lisa Murkowski face tough primaries: The Note
2 months ago

Mar-a-Lago raid fallout roils the months before midterm election: The Note

As voters close in on high-stakes midterms races and the possible launch of a Donald Trump 2024 presidential bid, the fact remains: He could face serious legal liability
2 months ago
Mar-a-Lago raid fallout roils the months before midterm election: The Note
2 months ago

Garland puts pressure back on Trump as GOP targets Justice: The Note

Attorney General Merrick Garland has put the pressure back on former President Donald Trump as the GOP targets the DOJ.
2 months ago
Garland puts pressure back on Trump as GOP targets Justice: The Note
2 months ago

In Garland Democrats trust, as pressure grows to explain raid: The Note

Attorney General Merrick Garland has frustrated some Trump critics from virtually the moment President Joe Biden took office.
2 months ago
In Garland Democrats trust, as pressure grows to explain raid: The Note
2 months ago

Wisconsin raises MAGA stakes as Republicans defend Trump: The Note

It's looking like a MAGA takeover inside the state that will host the 2024 Republican National Convention.
2 months ago
Wisconsin raises MAGA stakes as Republicans defend Trump: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats wait on Biden bounce after string of good news: The Note

Joe Biden's latest approval numbers, including on the economy and inflation, come at a strange moment: Democrats are questioning whether he should or will run in 2024
2 months ago
Democrats wait on Biden bounce after string of good news: The Note
2 months ago

DeSantis opens new front in abortion wars: The Note

If conservatives were going to retrench after this week’s vote in Kansas, the governor of Florida did not get the memo.
2 months ago
DeSantis opens new front in abortion wars: The Note
2 months ago

Trump picks roil GOP's Senate outlook: The Note

Trump won Arizona in August 2022 -- for his chosen candidates, at least through the GOP primaries
2 months ago
Trump picks roil GOP's Senate outlook: The Note
2 months ago

Red-state romp backing abortion rights changes 2022 calculations: The Note

Conservatives in Kansas were banking on a low-turnout affair for the state constitution abortion amendment -- but what they got was a lopsided loss
2 months ago
Red-state romp backing abortion rights changes 2022 calculations: The Note
2 months ago

Truths and consequences await Kansas abortion-rights vote: The Note

Voters in Kansas on Tuesday will decide whether to eliminate a state constitutional right to abortion
2 months ago
Truths and consequences await Kansas abortion-rights vote: The Note
2 months ago

The 'America's tired' proposition tests GOP in upcoming primaries: The Note

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers used a memorable phrase to tell ABC's Jonathan Karl why he doesn't think Republicans will have to agonize over Trump in 2024
2 months ago
The 'America's tired' proposition tests GOP in upcoming primaries: The Note
2 months ago

Manchin-Schumer deal clears major hurdle but could face obstacles before reaching finish line: The Note

Senate Democrats must clear obstacles to reach a spending bill that President Joe Biden can sign.
2 months ago
Manchin-Schumer deal clears hurdle but obstacles remain: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats navigate bloodless Senate primary season: The Note

With the withdrawal of Alex Lasry from the Wisconsin Senate race, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes has a path to the nomination, in a state representing a Democratic opportunity
2 months ago
Democrats navigate bloodless Senate primary season: The Note
2 months ago

Trump returns to Washington scene that still tips toward him: The Note

For the first time in 18 months, former President Donald Trump is giving a speech in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.
2 months ago
Trump returns to Washington scene that still tips toward him: The Note
2 months ago

GOP shows three-way split over past and future: The Note

The focus on Donald Trump and never-Trump misses the mark when it comes to describing the state of the Republican Party
2 months ago
GOP shows three-way split over past and future: The Note
2 months ago

Potential rivals seem to make moves in light of Trump's weak spots: The Note

Among the Republicans making moves ahead of the 2024 election: Mike Pence, Kristi Noem, Nikki Haley and more
2 months ago
Potential rivals seem to make moves in light of Trump's weak spots: The Note
2 months ago

Trump-Pence divide defines near-term future of GOP: The Note

For all the focus on what former President Donald Trump didn't do on Jan. 6, something he did do might have brought the biggest political consequences inside the GOP.
2 months ago
Trump-Pence divide defines near-term future of GOP: The Note
2 months ago

Trump v. Hogan offers blue-state clues for GOP's future: The Note

If Donald Trump does run again in 2024, it's now beyond clear that he won't get a free pass to the Republican nomination
2 months ago
Trump v. Hogan offers blue-state clues for GOP's future: The Note
2 months ago

Democrats' infighting threatens to overshadow remaining agenda: The Note

The move by Sen. Joe Manchin to torpedo Democrats' climate-change efforts, citing fears of runaway inflation, brought a total rebuke from fellow Sen. Bernie Sanders
2 months ago
Democrats' infighting threatens to overshadow remaining agenda: The Note
3 months ago

Trump comparisons trail Biden through Middle East trip: The Note

Donald Trump's name has never been far from focus during Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East this week
3 months ago
Trump comparisons trail Biden through Middle East trip: The Note