Politics

Can The GOP Stop Running Toxic Candidates?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): For your consideration today: Can Republicans find a way to stop...

Republicans Shouldn’t Assume Roy Moore Was An Outlier

I’ve been covering American elections at FiveThirtyEight for almost ten years. During that time, by far the most remarkable outcomes — of course — were Barack Obama being elected...

Emergency Politics Podcast: Doug Jones Wins In Alabama

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/21753463/"></iframe&gt; On Tuesday night, Doug Jones became...

What The Hell Is Happening With These Alabama Polls?

Somebody’s going to be wrong in Alabama. We’ve already urged caution when interpreting polls of Alabama’s special election to the U.S. Senate, which will be held on Tuesday. Some...

Why Democrats Are Finally Pushing Franken To Resign

Three weeks ago, after Leeann Tweeden accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of groping her and kissing her without her consent, we argued that Democrats ought to have pushed for...

Was Trump’s Endorsement Of Roy Moore A Mistake?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Welcome, all! Our topic for today: President Trump’s endorsement of Alabama...

Politics Podcast: Will Taxes Be A Pyrrhic Victory For The GOP?

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/21668645/"></iframe&gt; The FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast team discusses...

Lots of Alabama Voters Care About Roy Moore’s Scandalous Past

Roy Moore, who has been accused by two women of initiating unwanted sexual contact with them when they were underaged, is back in the lead in the most recent...

McMaster: National security team ‘not missing a beat’ because of Trump controversies

H.R. McMaster, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Sunday that the administration’s controversies — including his predecessor’s guilty plea and rumors of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s departure —...

In pre-dawn Twitter message, Trump issues a fresh denial about intervening in Flynn investigation

President Trump issued a fresh denial Sunday that he asked former FBI director James B. Comey to halt an investigation into the conduct of his dismissed national security adviser...