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

Trump’s paid-speeches organizer is struggling financially

A company that puts on for-profit Trump rallies, including an upcoming Mar-a-Lago gala and multimillion-dollar fees for the former president, is having trouble paying its bills.

By Josh Dawsey and Isaac ArnsdorfSeptember 29, 2022

Glenn Youngkin hosts donor retreat amid presidential speculation

The "Red Vest Retreat” comes as major Republican donors search for alternatives to former president Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024.

By Michael Scherer and Ashley ParkerSeptember 27, 2022

Sinema, McConnell engage in mutual admiration — and some Democrats seethe

Speaking at the McConnell Center in Kentucky, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) on Monday expressed support for restoring elements of the filibuster and suggested that Republicans might win control of the House or Senate in the midterm elections.

By Azi PaybarahSeptember 27, 2022

How Kevin McCarthy’s political machine worked to sway the GOP field

Allies spent millions in a sometimes secretive effort to weed out candidates who could cause the House leader trouble or jeopardize GOP victories in November.

By Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, Isaac Arnsdorf and Marianna SotomayorSeptember 27, 2022

How a QAnon splinter group became a feature of Trump rallies

An offshoot of the extremist movement called Negative48 is thronging Trump political events, causing tensions with the former president’s team.

By Isaac ArnsdorfSeptember 26, 2022