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Narrow House Majority Empowers ‘Manchin Of The House’ Moderates

Rep. Henry Cuellar’s primary challenger cast the conservative Democrat as “the Joe Manchin of the House.”

“I take that as a compliment, not as an insult,” Cuellar said in an interview after surviving his primary and then winning a toss-up race for re-election in a south Texas district last week.

House Freedom Caucus Gears Up for Majority, Plans Orientation

The House Freedom Caucus will begin welcoming new members to Washington Wednesday evening for its own orientation focused on integrating prospective new members to a group that could soon become the most powerful bloc in Congress.

Here Are Key Races to Watch Hour by Hour as Midterm Voting Ends

If you’re reading this, you’re interested in the outcome of the elections that will determine control of Congress for the next two years of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Your Complete Guide to Election Night—and Beyond (Podcast)

Election Day is finally here! With so many competitive races, and control of the House and Senate up for grabs, there will be a lot to watch on Tuesday and the days that follow.

The Homestretch: Counting Votes, Clashing Ads, Countering Claims

The Election Day countdown is melting from days into hours as candidates, voting offices, and the courts are girding for both traditional and unexpected challenges. In some spots, counting has already begun. In other battlegrounds, nominees are making their final pitches, wooing nontraditional supporters, and looking ahead.

Asian American Voters Courted by Both Sides in Nevada Elections

LAS VEGAS — Two roasted suckling pigs and about 100 people waited for the kamayan, a communal Filipino feast, to begin in a downtown conference room where top Democratic officeholders lined up to address the crowd.

Toss-Up Oregon Governor’s Race Augers Chance for Big GOP Gains

Oregon’s unusually tight gubernatorial race, which could flip party control for the first time in 36 years, is drawing eyes—and money—to competitive state legislative and congressional races.

GOP Election Success in House Risks Defense Budget ‘Dysfunction’

A potential Republican takeover of the US House next year is raising jitters over defense priorities, despite the party’s traditional hawkishness and projections of greater national security spending.

Non-Millionaires Deciding What Wealthy Pay: Ballots & Boundaries

Are people more inclined to support a tax increase if it doesn’t touch them? Rich folks in Massachusetts and California are about to find out.

Social Security Becomes a Late Focus for Swing-Seat Democrats

Emilia Sykes, a Democrat seeking an open US House seat in northeastern Ohio, had a simple message for the 20 or so union members who sat before her: Republican lawmakers could force you to keep working into your 70s.