The Republican National Committee’s goal: Throw President Trump’s opponents off stride.

(Bonnie Jo Mount / The Washington Post)

A cadre of conservative House lawmakers is fueling false reports depicting the missing Saudi journalist as allied with Middle Eastern terrorists.

Remark on Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to attacking a Guardian reporter, drew cheers from the crowd.

Both real and fictional campaign operatives seem to believe that wood chopping makes for strong political messaging.

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How Democrats could win back the House on health care, in 4 polls

Their bet that health care is a winning issue again looks like it might the right one

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One-third of non-incumbent House Democratic candidates don’t support Nancy Pelosi

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she will run for speaker if Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives in 2019, even as many of the candidates running oppose her candidacy.

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With ‘Horseface,’ Trump chose his base over women who could swing the midterms

Trump's attack on Stormy Daniels won approval from the voters he cares about most.

The agency changed travel rules to allow Lolita Zinke to accompany her husband in government vehicles and boats.

Lawmakers close to Trump expressed the worry that the deputy attorney general might not speak to lawmakers about reports he suggested taping the president until after the midterms.

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At a time when Trump rules the Republican Party, practically choosing winners and losers, the former president is in high demand for private fundraisers for GOP hopefuls.

An editor for the Weekly Standard criticized the Iowa Republican for his embrace of candidate Faith Goldy, who has promoted a book that warns of “the Jewish menace.”

The president’s message appeared to conflict with his own administration’s actions on health care, as well as with a pledge by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to try again to repeal the law.

As polls show their numbers growing, some Republicans say the evidence is right in front of them.

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In this edition: 2020 Democrats get a free ride, the ACLU puts $10 million on voting rights, uncorroborated allegations become a hot new trend, and undercover videos reveal that candidates are secretly behaving like politicians.

The lawyer, who had been focusing on the special-counsel investigation, will serve until a permanent replacement comes on board.

Hunter, who was indicted in August on charges of misusing campaign funds, is facing 29-year-old Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar in November.

Residents voted to remove the name from 200 Riverside Blvd., though an arm of the Trump Organization will still manage the building.

As President Trump travels to Missoula for his third visit to the state as president, voters discuss which candidate will buck their party.

"This is a concealed and open carry state and we know how to use em," former Montana GOP chairman Will Deschamps Sr. said on Facebook.

A meme that's tricking people into clicking on links to a voter registration page has become the latest viral way to attention police young people.

Everybody knows that young Americans don't tend to go to the polls. But data shows steep midterm turnout declines among 30-, 40- and 50-somethings, too.

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