Democrat Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama race upset

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.

In Florida, all eyes on Puerto Rican voters after Maria

Javier Gonzalez has joined a human tide of more than 130,000 U.S. citizens arriving in Florida since Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico, grateful for a place to start over but resenting how their island has been treated since the disaster.

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake won’t seek re-election in 2018

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., facing a tough primary fight, announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year — while taking a parting shot on the Senate floor at President Donald Trump for behavior he called ‘reckless, outrageous, and undignified.’

Republicans plot to expand on election wins in 2018

Republicans are already plotting how to harness the massive turnout operation that powered Donald Trump to victory last week and to deploy it in 2018, when a favorable map could give the party a chance to expand its Senate majority.

This is how a brokered convention would work

It’s possible that Donald Trump and Ben Carson simply don’t understand what would trigger a brokered convention to nominate the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential candidate.

Paul Ryan Still Weighing Pros, Cons of Becoming Next House Speaker

Maybe Rep. Paul Ryan doesn’t feel like a character in the classic film “The Godfather,” weighing an offer he can’t refuse. But with Republican Party elders practically begging him to become the next House speaker, the pressure on him to seek the post is immense.

Republicans National Debate Stirs High Emotions

Donald Trump spanked the press, the rest of the GOP presidential field, and politicians in general, calling them “stupid” and refusing to commit to supporting the eventual 2016 Republican nominee, kicking off the first prime-time debate of the 2016 nominating contest Thursday by saying he can’t be sure anyone else will be able to match his tough-talking solutions.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Republicans Criticize Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran

Fallout from the Obama administration’s preliminary nuclear deal with Iran stretched from Capitol Hill to Jerusalem on Easter Sunday, with lawmakers vowing to push ahead with legislation that would give them, not the president, the final say on whether the agreement crosses the finish line.

Republicans Changing Attitudes on Same-Sex Marriage

Although the Republican Party’s official platform calls for a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as “the union of one man and one woman,” the Republican National Committee commissioned a report calling for more “inclusive and welcoming” tones on divisive social issues – particularly those “involving the treatment and the rights of gays.”

D.C. Political Earthquake: Cantor Loses to Tea Party Candidate

In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost a Republican primary to Tea Party challenger, David Brat, on Tuesday in an election that was called by pundits as the “political earthquake” that rocked Washington.

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