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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) are pictured in this combination photo in Houston, Texas, U.S., September 20, 2018 and in McAllen, Texas, U.S., August 18, 2018 respectively. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photos

Embattled Ted Cruz Decries Challenger Beto O’Rourke as Out-of-touch Leftist

Ted Cruz is in the political fight of his life — and he knows it. The conservative U.S. senator from Texas is being outpaced and...

Has Politics Gone This Far? Six of Republican Rep. Paul Gosar’s Siblings Tell Voters...

Six of Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings have appeared in online ads asking Arizona voters to back David Brill, their brother's Democratic opponent in November. The stunning...
President Donald Trump listens to a reporter’s question during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (Alex Brandon, AP Photo)

If Dems Win Big in November, They’ll Investigate Trump for Sure, but it’s Unlikely...

Democrats want to examine President Donald Trump’s tax returns. There’s talk of launching an independent commission into his administration’s handling of the hurricane that...

Trump Rips Sessions Again: ‘I Don’t Have an Attorney General’

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general." Trump, in a Hill.TV interview released on...
One day in June, with his staff before a meeting. (Photo: New York Magazine / Andres Kudacki)

Superhero Spartacus Senator Cory Booker Would Run 2020 Campaign On Love and Free Hugs

Cory Booker’s got a lot of love to give, and he’s betting that’s what it will take to win in 2020. Anyone who thinks it’s...
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Poll: Andrew Gillum Leads DeSantis by 6 Points in Florida Governor Race

Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 6-point lead over Ron DeSantis (R) in the hotly contested gubernatorial campaign in Florida, according to a new poll. The...

Do the 2018 Election Polls Signal a ‘Blue Wave’?

Come November, American voters will be going to the polls to determine local, state, and congressional leadership. For some, it is an opportunity to further...

Brett Kavanaugh and His Accuser to Publicly Testify on Monday Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman’s claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted...

Chinese Official Says Beijing Should Target Goods Needed by US

One of China’s most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports...

Is Barack Obama’s Return Good or Bad for Democrats?

Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. To the delight of many Democrats, he’s stepped...

Grim Warnings for the White House & Republicans Ahead of Midterms

The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told...

Obama Says He Is Responsible for the Booming Economy, Brands Trump a ‘Demagogue’ Who...

Former President Barack Obama claimed responsibility for the booming economy and launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump as a threat to democracy. The 44th US president also branded...

Actress Cynthia Nixon Is Demolished by Andrew Cuomo in Democratic Primary for New York...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has defeated Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon to win his party's nomination for a third term. Cuomo had far greater...

Governor Andrew Cuomo Beats Cynthia Nixon in New York Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has won the state's gubernatorial Democratic primary against actress and challenger Cynthia Nixon, CNN reports. Cuomo recently spent over...

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...