Florida GOP Candidates Reject Trump’s Denial of Hurricane Maria Death Toll

Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for Senate, and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis both turned on President Trump in the wake of...

Can Obama Motivate Anymore?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): With former President Barack Obama’s return to the campaign trail in...

WATCH: Maxine Waters Goes on Another Trump ‘Impeachment’ Tear, Vows to ‘Get Him’

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters escalated her rhetorical assault on President Trump over the weekend – vowing to "get him" and repeating the word "impeachment"...

Rep. Scalise Warns That ‘Some on the Left’ Are ‘Inciting’ Violence

The political left needs to do a better job of policing its members who are “inciting” violence, according to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who...

Republican Black Police Chief Eddie Edwards Faces Openly Homosexual Democrat Chris Pappas in New...

New Hampshire is set to elect either its first black member of Congress or first openly gay representative. Eddie Edwards, an African-American former police chief...

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman: ‘Israel Is a Tremendous Friend to the United...

A massive painting depicting the biblical "sin of the spies" hangs in the modest office of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. "The spies...

Trump Administration Closes Palestinian Liberation Organization’s DC Office Due to Not Taking Steps Toward...

The Trump administration is shutting down the Washington D.C. headquarters of the Palestinian Liberation Organization due to their refusal to takes steps toward peace...
Mohamed Elibiary outside his home in Plano, Texas, in 2015. (Cooper Neill, BuzzFeed)

Muslim Republicans Feeling Lost Amid Party Leaders’ Increasingly Anti-Islam Rhetoric

Anwar Khalifa is about as Texan as you can get. He speaks in a sharp twang and cruises around in a Chevy truck with real...

Ted Cruz Warns That It’s Going to Be ‘Tofu’ and ‘Dyed Hair’ if Texas...

Senator Ted Cruz warned that his defeat in November’s mid-terms could lead  to a state takeover by tofu-chomping, silicon enhanced California liberals with dyed hair. Speaking at a...

Trump to Close Palestine Liberation Organization Office in Washington

The Trump administration is expected to announce Monday that it will close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, administration officials said Sunday night,...

Sen. Ben Sasse Describes the Trump White House as Chaotic and Circus-Like

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., described the President Donald Trump White House as chaotic and circus-like. "I think it's pretty obvious," he told CNN's Jake Tapper Sunday,...

Echoes of Watergate Appear in Tumult Surrounding Trump’s White House

The White House seethes with intrigue and backstabbing as aides hunt for the anonymous Deep (state) Throat among them. A president feels besieged by...

WATCH: President Barack Obama Stumps for Democrats in Orange County, California

Following a fiery appearance in his home state of Illinois, former President Barack Obama brought his star power among Democrats Saturday to Orange County,...

WATCH: Obama Returns to Campaign Mode: Slams Republicans, Says Trump is ‘Capitalizing On Resentment’

Former President Barack Obama offered his most pointed critique to date of President Donald Trump, delivering a lengthy and direct indictment Friday of the...

Kavanaugh Appears to Head Towards Confirmation as He Ends Days of Testimony

Senate Democrats worked into the night in a last, ferocious attempt to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights...

Trump Denounces Anonymous NYT Column as Officials Deny Involvement

One after another, President Donald Trump’s top lieutenants stepped forward to declare, “Not me.” They lined up to deny writing an incendiary New York Times...

Orange County Republican Party Leader Insists ‘I’m Not a Racist’ and Blames Hacker for...

A Republican Party leader has rejected calls to resign over a 'racist' meme she claimed a hacker posted from her Facebook account. Kathy Gibson, the chair of the Orange...

It Makes No Difference What Side of the Aisle You Are On Politically, It...

Senate Democrats mounted a final, ferocious attempt Thursday to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender...

President Trump is Not Jesus, but he has Judases, and So Do You

Second Timothy 3:1-5 says, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own...
Bishop Talbert Swan, the leader of the Church of God in Christ’s Nova Scotia jurisdiction, addressed a summit of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21, 2018. (RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks)

With Voting Rights Act Weakened, Black Church Networks Take Up Task of Registering Voters

The months ahead of midterm elections, often a time of lower turnout among African-Americans and others, have become a focus of passionate activity by...