Fox News host Steve Hilton wanted to disrupt the party system. This week, he left his PAC.

Hilton announced that he was leaving CrowdPAC, which he founded in 2014, after his talks on Trumpism on his Fox show affected the PAC.

John Fetterman, Pittsburgh’s socialists, Trump-district Democrats: Some winners from this week’s elections

The main story lines out of Tuesday’s four-state primary night were about the Democrats. The victory of Kara Eastman in Nebraska’s 2nd  Congressional District was seen as a “Tea Party moment” for a party that had, up to then, held off any surprises from the left. The defeat of Pennsylvania Democrats John Morganelli and Rachel […]

John Fetterman, Pittsburgh’s socialists, Trump-district Democrats: Some winners from this week’s elections

The main story lines out of Tuesday’s four-state primary night were about the Democrats. The victory of Kara Eastman in Nebraska’s 2nd  Congressional District was seen as a “Tea Party moment” for a party that had, up to then, held off any surprises from the left. The defeat of Pennsylvania Democrats John Morganelli and Rachel […]

The revolution is real, but it’s unclear whether Sanders will lead it

Primaries results underscore Sanders’s struggle to emerge as a kingmaker in the Democratic Party. His policy ideas, however, have made huge inroads.

It’s a vision thing: Democrats sketch out policies as Trump dominates discussion

The party’s prominent voices and potential presidential candidates offered ideas that they hope will win over Americans in the November midterms and beyond.

McConnell says he met with McCain in Arizona: ‘He misses his colleagues. He’d rather be here.’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he had spent part of the past weekend with Sen. John McCain, telling senators that he “didn’t want to miss the opportunity to tell him what his friendship meant to me.” “John and Cindy and I had a chance to sit on their back porch and reminisce,” […]

Devastated by Trump’s win, Democrats count on Pennsylvania for a comeback

The Keystone state offers opportunities to pick up several House seats — just as soon as Democrats settle Tuesday’s messy primaries.

House Democrat chastises Pelosi for ‘trivializing’ impeachment

Trump “can be impeached, and should be impeached, for his hateful, hurtful and bigoted policies,” Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) said at a news conference in his district.

Red waves, scrambled Democrats, ideal Republicans: Three myths about this week’s primaries

All of the spin is overrated and overdetermined.

McCain urges Senate to reject Trump’s CIA nominee Gina Haspel

“Ms. Haspel’s role in overseeing the use of torture by Americans is disturbing. Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying,” McCain says.

North Carolina GOP congressman loses primary, first House incumbent ousted

Mark Harris, a former pastor, edged out three-term Rep. Robert Pittenger in a rematch of their 2016 contest.

Ohio primary: Voters pick candidates for one of the year’s biggest governor races

It’s Cordray vs. Kucinich for the Democrats and DeWine vs. Taylor for the Republicans.

Pelosi on Democratic candidates who denounce her: ‘Just win, baby’

“If they have to do that to win the election, I’m all for winning.”

Republicans whose jobs once seemed safe are struggling for a 2018 survival strategy

Dozens of GOP House members are, for the first time, facing credible and well-funded Democratic challengers.

Sanders heads to Pennsylvania to stump for Democratic insurgent candidates

“We are endorsing candidates at the federal, state and local level, all over this country, who are prepared to stand up for a progressive agenda, to run against big money interests, and to run grass-roots campaigns,” Sanders said.

In Pennsylvania race, it’s Tom Steyer’s money vs. Bud Selig’s money

A six-way Democratic primary for a Pennsylvania congressional district is about to become a battle of the super PACs, with a mysterious “centrist” organization attacking two of the candidates and billionaire Tom Steyer going in to beat a third candidate.

‘We need some new blood’: Many Democrats call for next generation of House leaders

Candidates are locked in an awkward dance of increasingly distancing themselves from Nancy Pelosi as the longtime leader holds on to power.

Pelosi says she’ll run for speaker, as more swing-district Democrats look for alternative

“I have no intention of walking away” from leadership if Democrats win control of the House, Pelosi says.

In governors’ races, candidates battle over what the Democratic Party stands for

Establishment candidates and incumbents are being pulled to the left by an energized party base and surprisingly strong liberal challengers.

Democrats pushing for Pelosi’s ouster as leader stand down — at least until elections

Incumbents put the challenge on hold, but House candidates are open about seeking new leadership.