On Washington: John McCain Isn’t Ready to Wave a White Flag Just Yet

WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain wasn’t interested in getting the last word on his decades at the center of American political life. He was interested in getting thousands of them. In a new 380-page memoir written as he confronts brain cancer and his mortality, the occasionally ornery maverick Republican from Arizona looks back on a … More On Washington: John McCain Isn’t Ready to Wave a White Flag Just Yet

Eric Schneiderman Falls. Trump Allies Gloat. Democrats Seethe.

The primary elections in four states on Tuesday appeared to underscore Ms. Matthews’s assessment: There wasn’t just energetic voting by women, but also energetic voting for women. Nineteen Democratic congressional primaries had at least one woman on the ballot. Women won in all but three of the races. And in Ohio, Democrats nominated Rachel Crooks, … More Eric Schneiderman Falls. Trump Allies Gloat. Democrats Seethe.

Democrats in Rust Belt: Stay Close to Trump, but Not Too Close

The country’s next high-profile special election is in August for an open House seat near Columbus, Ohio. Once a solidly Republican seat in a district Mr. Trump carried easily, the race is now a tossup, according to nonpartisan analysts, thanks to an energized Democratic base. The candidates were finalized on Tuesday: Danny O’Connor, a Democratic … More Democrats in Rust Belt: Stay Close to Trump, but Not Too Close

An Ohio Special Election Shapes Up as a Big Test of the ‘Blue Wave’

WASHINGTON — Ohio primary voters selected establishment candidates on Tuesday for the next big test of the Democrats’ promised “blue wave,” a House special election this August in the suburbs of Columbus that could indicate just how strong Democrats will be in November with college-educated, affluent voters. After winning a six-way primary in central Ohio … More An Ohio Special Election Shapes Up as a Big Test of the ‘Blue Wave’

North Carolina Republican Is First Incumbent Ousted in 2018

He is a Baptist minister who opposes gay marriage, a Republican who is critical of his party’s leaders in Congress, and a candidate who ran a shoestring campaign against a House incumbent. And on Wednesday, Mark Harris found himself in another role: A giant-killer of the 2018 midterm elections. Mr. Harris beat Representative Robert Pittenger … More North Carolina Republican Is First Incumbent Ousted in 2018

Don Blankenship Loses West Virginia Republican Primary for Senate

National Republicans believed that Mr. Blankenship would have cost them a winnable Senate seat just as in Alabama last year, when primary voters chose Roy S. Moore, who was accused by several women of making sexual advances toward them as teenagers. In a deeply red state, Mr. Moore lost the general election to Doug Jones, … More Don Blankenship Loses West Virginia Republican Primary for Senate

Vice President’s Brother Captures G.O.P. House Primary in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Greg Pence, the oldest brother of Vice President Mike Pence, won the Republican primary on Tuesday for the Indiana House seat once held by his more famous sibling, successfully leveraging his family name into prodigious fund-raising and ample votes that make him a heavy favorite to win the seat in November. In his … More Vice President’s Brother Captures G.O.P. House Primary in Indiana

House Votes to Dismantle Bias Rule in Auto Lending

Last year, the Government Accountability Office determined that the bureau’s guidance was technically a rule, a decision that gave Congress authority to use the Congressional Review Act to kill it. While several rules developed toward the end of the Obama administration have been nullified by this Congress, rescinding the auto financing rule was considered unusual … More House Votes to Dismantle Bias Rule in Auto Lending