Politicians calling themselves "Democratic socialists" have made very-visible gains in the past year, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joining Congress on Thursday and Sen. Bernie Sanders becoming a party icon with the status to bring policies like Medicare-for-all into the mainstream.
President Trump routinely takes grief from the pundits for his underwater approval ratings – but compared with some of his embattled European counterparts, facing civil unrest in the streets and internal government tensions, the U.S. president is riding high.
Thousands of Hondurans have made the treacherous trip through Mexico to the southern U.S. border, saying they are fleeing gang violence, but some immigration experts say Mexican crime data may undermine their case for asylum -- with the caravan passing through several states with lower murder rates than many U.S. cities.
A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought — but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom blogged about flaws he discovered in the paper.
Incumbent Senate Democrats in battleground states who opposed Kavanaugh appeared to have paid a price on Election Day, with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Sen. Joe Donnelly, Sen. Claire McCaskill, and Sen. Bill Nelson all suffering defeats.
Democratic state senator Laura Kelly has beat Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Fox News projects, flipping the Governor's mansion in a deep red state that voted for Trump by more than 20 points. The win will give Kansas Democrats a say in drawing new district lines in the state after the 2020 census.
Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has defeated Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, Fox News projects, flipping the seat after Heitkamp voted against confirming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and came under fire for releasing an ad giving the names of sexual assault victims without their permission.
Republicans are continuing to see strong early-vote turnout in key battleground states, potentially boosting their chances for at least holding the Senate even as analysts see Democrats holding the overall edge in the battle for House control.
The economy is good. Many credit President Trump – but President Obama also tried to take credit last week, saying, “when you hear all this talk about economic miracles right now, remember who started it.”
California Rep. Adam Schiff accused a GOP colleague of bigotry against Koreans. But the rep denies ever saying the remarks.
Democrats are outraising Republicans in this year's tight Senate races. Their secret: out-of-state donors.
Republican Rep. Jason Lewis told Fox News he has contacted the police over threats to him and even his daughters in the wake of reports about controversial statements he made as a radio show host.
Californians likely will vote in November on a long-shot referendum to split their giant state into three – a measure that, while standing little chance of success, would represent a political gift to Democrats.
Russia isn't only country influencing American voters through Facebook and other social media.
A Republican lawmaker is warning that the $1.3 trillion spending bill approved by Congress last week means more aging veterans could be deprived of owning guns because of a policy that targets those who no longer handle their finances.
Al Gore is lucky he isn’t a betting man.
Dire warnings of underwater cities and drowning polar bears are less likely to pan out than once thought.
President Trump’s updated travel order could result in Muslim immigration to the United States being reduced by as much as 21 percent, based on Department of Homeland Security statistics from 2015.
The left has upped the stakes in its guerilla operations against Republicans, as deep-pocketed groups fund protesters to show up to the offices and even houses of congressmen to protest their lack of "town hall" meetings.