Sen. Ben Sasse named sole finalist for University of Florida presidency

The lawmaker said he wants to return to academia as the country is rethinking “the radical disruption of work” following the pandemic.

By Eugene Scott and Paul KaneOctober 6, 2022
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Where Republican election deniers are on the ballot near you

Nearly 300 Republicans on the ballot in 2022 midterms have disputed the 2020 election results. See which are running near you.

By Adrian Blanco and Amy GardnerOctober 6, 2022

Herschel Walker says abortion ‘nothing to be ashamed of,’ but supports ban

The Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia is denying the latest reports from the Daily Beast that he paid a former girlfriend to have an abortion — and that the woman is the mother of one of his children.

By Amy B WangOctober 6, 2022

What the Michigan midterms mean for the future of abortion

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and activists explain Proposal 3, a midterm ballot measure which would enshrine abortion rights in the state's constitution.

By Hannah Jewell, Lindsey Sitz and Ross GodwinOctober 6, 2022

Cheney urges Ariz. voters to reject GOP candidates for governor, secretary of state

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) described Arizona gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem as threats to democracy.

By Azi PaybarahOctober 6, 2022

Democrats aim to keep spotlight on abortion, as they face midterm head winds

Their efforts have collided with ramped-up Republican attempts to center the elections around crime and the economy.

By Annie LinskeyOctober 5, 2022

9 tips to debunk false claims made by friends and family

Correcting your friends or family can be stressful. But, experts say we’re more likely to change our point of view if we’re approached by someone we care about.

By Teddy AmenabarOctober 5, 2022

GOP leaders rally behind Walker. But in Georgia, Republicans fret.

The emerging dynamic five weeks before the election encapsulated a predicament Republicans are confronting in the midterms.

By Annie Linskey and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.October 4, 2022

Herschel Walker denies report that he paid for girlfriend’s abortion

Walker’s denial came after the Daily Beast published an account from a woman who said Walker encouraged her to have an abortion while they were dating.

By Annie Linskey and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.October 4, 2022

Build a personalized democracy toolkit to get ready for the midterms

Just tuning in? Maybe you want a primer on how to vote, who’s on your ballot, or other election basics. We’ve got you covered!

By Washington Post StaffOctober 4, 2022

New ad shows Louisiana congressional candidate giving birth

If you watch until the end of this campaign ad, you’ll see a candidate giving birth.

By John WagnerOctober 3, 2022

Avoid these common ballot mistakes to make sure your vote counts

Not sure how to fill out your ballot? Forgot to sign the envelope? These ballot mistakes could mean your vote won’t count.

By Bonnie BerkowitzOctober 3, 2022

As TV doctor, Mehmet Oz provided platform for questionable products and views

Now a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, Oz has made his medical background and his popular TV show a centerpiece of his campaign

By Colby Itkowitz and Lenny BernsteinOctober 3, 2022

CPAC backpedals on pro-Russia tweet as some U.S. conservatives back Putin

The prominent conservative group decried “gift-giving to Ukraine” while adopting Putin’s view of “Ukraine-occupied territories.”

By Isaac ArnsdorfOctober 1, 2022

Trump escalates attacks on McConnell with ‘DEATH WISH’ post

An incendiary and racist message from the former president raised concerns about inciting more violence.

By Isaac ArnsdorfOctober 1, 2022

GOP sees path to Senate majority via Nevada and Georgia amid spending boost

Republicans are catching up in money and polls as they zero in on Georgia and Nevada as their best shots to flip a seat and win the upper chamber.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Michael Scherer, Liz Goodwin and Hannah KnowlesOctober 1, 2022

Abbott and O’Rourke clash on immigration, guns in only scheduled debate

The fierce exchanges came during a fast-paced televised debate Friday evening — the only such meeting scheduled between the two candidates in the Texas governor’s race.

By Annie LinskeyOctober 1, 2022

Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis turns from combative politics as hurricane hits

Cooperation between DeSantis and President Biden has temporarily paused the rhetorical knife fight that was set to grow ahead of the midterms.

By Michael SchererSeptember 30, 2022

Congress proved to be productive as Democrats navigated with slim majority

The Democratic-controlled Congress managed to pass several bipartisan bills, including a major infrastructure package, and muscled through legislation on health care and climate change.

By Azi PaybarahSeptember 30, 2022

Which congressional district am I in?

Use this tool to see who is on the ballot in your congressional district after redistricting altered political boundaries following the 2020 Census.

By Kevin Schaul, Garland Potts and Nick MourtoupalasSeptember 30, 2022