Nov 5, 2013 8:28PM ET
The Virginia gubernatorial race was expected to be one of Tuesday's closest. But it ended up far closer than predicted, giving both Republicans and Democrats fodder in their bigger picture and premature arguments over 2014.
Nov 5, 2013 8:17PM ET
Shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the AP and other media outlets easily called the New Jersey governor's race for Republican incumbent Chris Christie.
Nov 5, 2013 5:49PM ET
Barack Obama is almost the least popular he's been since he took office. But don't blame him. Blame the economy. Or, better yet: Blame Congress.
Nov 5, 2013 5:17PM ET
A long-stalled marriage equality bill passed both houses of Illinois's General Assembly on Tuesday, bringing the state just one signature away from becoming the 15th state to legalize gay marriage.
Nov 5, 2013 4:57PM ET
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced on Monday that he's running for governor again in 2014, but this time, as a Democrat. Can a party-switching Crist actually win?
Nov 5, 2013 4:42PM ET
The National Republican Senate Committee has put its foot down, according to NBC News: No longer will it sit out party primaries. Why it thinks this will make a big difference isn't clear.
Nov 5, 2013 3:40PM ET
A sizeable number of Americans, 12 million or not, believe that reptilian beings control the government. Why they believe that isn't a political or scientific question. It's a human one.
Nov 5, 2013 3:38PM ET
On Tuesday afternoon, the Illinois state House began debating a bill to legalize gay marriage, and it has a good chance of passing.
Nov 5, 2013 3:23PM ET
Sen. David Vitter may have skipped yesterday's procedural vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), but he's pretty sure he knows what the bill needs the most: an anti-abortion amendment.
Nov 5, 2013 1:03PM ET
Bill de Blasio better hope his vote total today tops the write-in tally he put together in 2009 — one single vote, the same total cast for the 20th century's most notorious mass murderer.
Nov 5, 2013 12:52PM ET
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the campaign finance watchdog, is calling on the IRS to investigate Freedom Partners, a fund tied to the Koch Brothers that quietly doled out $235 million in grants to conservative groups last year.
Nov 5, 2013 11:41AM ET
Over the last week, multiple allegations of plagiarism have been levelled at Sen. Rand Paul. In a couple speeches, Paul repeated Wikipedia descriptions of the films Gattaca and Stand and Deliver. A column for The Washington Times has lines nearly identical to one published in The Week a week earlier.
Nov 5, 2013 11:32AM ET
One race — between two conservatives in Alabama's conservative First Congressional District — has turned into the must-watch contest. The establishment is being challenged by an insurgent, and the insurgent is winning.
Nov 5, 2013 10:49AM ET
Two keys to making the Affordable Care Act work have always been a working website and a lot of young enrollees. As of right now neither of those are in the cards.
Nov 5, 2013 10:44AM ET
Jonathan Chait on Obamacare victim obsession, Jonathan Cohn on Obamacare's cheap plans, Ramesh Ponnuru on Chris Christie's electability, Josh Barro on Christie's Jersey demeanor, and Walter Pincus on new military technology.
Nov 5, 2013 9:49AM ET
Within minutes of polls closing, media outlets are likely to declare winners in at least two of the day's three big contests. Here's what it would take for each of the races to turn into an upset.
Nov 4, 2013 9:58PM ET
Former Newark Mayor Cory Booker: 1.4 million Twitter followers. Newly-sworn in Newark Mayor Luis Quintana: 0 Twitter followers. On purpose.
Nov 4, 2013 6:49PM ET
Employee Non-Discrimination Act got over 60 votes on Monday evening, meaning that the bill will now advance towards a final vote.
Nov 4, 2013 6:40PM ET
An old National Geographic interactive being passed around on Monday shows what the continents would look like if the oceans rose 216 feet. That figure is probably too low.
Nov 4, 2013 5:51PM ET
Republicans aren't to blame for the glitchy site, but federal administrators were so worried about the GOP attacking the healthcare law that they implemented in under a veil of secrecy.
Nov 4, 2013 5:05PM ET
The presidential campaign variation of a space race began early in recent months, as reporters and activists rush to uncover as much as possible on what could be one of Senator Ted Cruz's biggest liabilities as a candidate in 2016: his dad
Nov 4, 2013 4:51PM ET
A 55-year-old woman in Texas plead guilty to voter fraud on Monday. The case will certainly become fodder in the defense of the state's new voter ID law. But it shows, above all else, how unnecessary that law actually is.
Nov 4, 2013 4:06PM ET
If you love guns, have a bit of disposable income, and need pants, a bind: Whose hot new conservative clothing line best represents your interests — gun manufacturer Remington or outrage manufacturer Glenn Beck?
Nov 4, 2013 2:52PM ET
National players are increasingly stepping into smaller scale races in an effort to protect profits, establish precedent — and play a long game with an eye toward the presidency.
Nov 4, 2013 2:36PM ET
A New Jersey couple is suing Governor Chris Christie over the gay conversion therapy ban he signed into law in August. The law prevents licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight. But the couple argues that their 15-year-old son doesn't want to be gay and needs this therapy.
Nov 4, 2013 1:22PM ET
The December 13 deadline to pass a budget is fast approaching, and Ted Cruz hasn't ruled out another government shutdown to continue his Defund Obamacare campaign. But moderate Republicans in both houses are promising to speak up during this round of budget talks.
Nov 4, 2013 12:59PM ET
Bush and Romney exemplify two of the five responses to presidential election losses that we've seen in recent history. One is much less flattering.
Nov 4, 2013 12:48PM ET
In recent months, thousands of Americans have received insurance cancellation letters offering them plans with ridiculously expensive new premiums.
Nov 4, 2013 11:55AM ET
A dystopian world where drag queens perform in Christian bookstores, transgender people defecating in the same rooms as women, busloads of gay employees coming to work and Christians going underground — these are just some of the things that right-wing groups are saying to scare people into being afraid of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Nov 4, 2013 11:33AM ET
Jonathan Cohn debunks the story of another Obamacare "victim," John Cassidy on Bill de Blasio's liberalism, Greg Sargent on an unchanged GOP, Ryan C. Crocker on why Iran talks work, and Jeffrey Goldberg on Israel's role in Iran talks.